Press Release: Can an art auction change lives? Jusoor believes so

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 01/11/18

 

Can Art Save Lives? Jusoor’s Online Auction Launches Today to Support Syrian Refugees in Lebanon

 

The auction brings together modern and contemporary art pieces by renowned Syrian artists, in support of Jusoor’s educational programs in the Jurahiyeh refugee Camp.

 

The No Lost Generation online auction is launching today, featuring thought-provoking artwork by Syrian artists to raise funds for Jusoor’s educational programs for Syrian refugees in the Jurahiyeh refugee camp in Lebanon. The charity, which was founded by Syrian expatriates, is part of the global No Lost Generation movement to secure the future of a whole generation of Syrian children and young people whose well-being, education and development stand to be destroyed by seven years of war.

The auction, which will be online from November 1st to 15th, a repertoire of paintings, sculptures and photography from established and upcoming Syrian artists, including Abdullah Murad, Fateh Al Moudarres, Khaled Akil and Sara Naim. The auction proceeds will go to support Jusoor’s Refugee Education Program, specifically at the Jurahiyeh School in Lebanon.

Jurahiyeh Camp is an informal tented refugee settlement in eastern central Bekaa in Lebanon that is currently home to thousands of Syrian refugees. Jusoor constructed a tent school there in 2014, which was renovated into a wooden structure in 2016. While still a temporary structure, the school’s goal is to bring as many refugee children as possible back into formal education by offering an accessible specialized program designed to make the transition easier.

Jusoor has been working with Syrian refugees in Lebanon since 2013 to provide a holistic, well rounded primary school education that uses contextual and relevant curricula and teaching methods. This coupled with strong psycho-social support, community engagement and rehabilitation provides the framework for the children to integrate into formal schooling and restart their education.

To access the auction and take a look at the artwork, click here.

Join the discussion on #NoLostGeneration at nolostgeneration.org.

Hashtags: #NoLostGeneration #SyrianArt #EducationforRefugees

For media inquiries and interviews please contact Ariane Cartwright: Head of Partnerships, Jusoor | Ariane.cartwright@jusoorsyria.com +55 11 96388 5456

About Jusoor:

Jusoor is an NGO founded by Syrian expatriates committed to supporting the country’s development and helping Syrian youth realize their potential through programs in the fields of education, career development, and global community engagement. As a community of Syrians living around the world working together to launch programs that benefit the Syrian community inside and outside Syria.

Jusoor believes that youth in Syria should have access to profoundly better opportunities. We hope for a country that promotes opportunity, in which every young woman and man grows up with hope and dreams for the future and finds opportunities within the country’s borders.

Jusoor is a non-political organization with UK, US and Canadian charitable status.

The photo below may be used for publication.

Syrian refugee children gathered at Jusoor’s Jeb JannineSchool in Lebanon. © Jusoor

Posted on November 2, 2018 in Jusoor news, Newsletter, Refugee Education

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