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10 Ways to Support Syrian Refugees in 2021

Syria has now entered its 10th year of conflict. Over 6.6 million Syrians are internally displaced and 5.6 million Syrians have fled into neighboring countries. The vast majority of refugees now live in poverty in neighboring countries; in Lebanon, the country with the largest refugee-to-host community ratio, around 70% of Syrian refugees live below the…

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Meet Sarah Khalil, PhD Student and Advocate for Women in STEM

Growing up in a family that valued women’s education, it was only natural for Sarah Khalil, currently a Ph.D. student at Memorial University in St. John’s, Canada, to pursue higher education. Hailing from the city of Lattakia in Syria, Sarah was raised in Damascus and graduated from Damascus University with a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture…

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UNHCR Bootcamp Trains Jusoor on Scaling our Online Learning Program for Syrian Refugees in Lebanon

Last week, Jusoor joined top educational NGOs and social enterprises from around the world in a virtual Bootcamp, as part of our selection for the Humanitarian Education Accelerator Rapid Response COVID-19 Cohort. The Bootcamp provided an opportunity for Jusoor to receive feedback and mentorship on our innovative WhatsApp-based learning program for Syrian refugees in Lebanon…

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Partnering to Support Syrian Entrepreneurs

For more than five years now, Jusoor has invested in the development of Syrian entrepreneurs. Our Entrepreneurship Program aims to create a strong collaborative community for Syrian entrepreneurs to learn from successful businesses, peers, and role models. To date, we have successfully trained over 500 entrepreneurs and provided $400,000 in cash funding to support new…

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Build bridges to education on #Giving Tuesday

#Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving. A chance to give back and do something good.  This #Giving Tuesday on December 3rd, help Jusoor build bridges to education for Syrian refugee children and avoid a lost generation. Nine years of conflict has taken a devastating toll on education. More than two million Syrian children…

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Health-Tech Startup Wins The Startup Roadshow Finals In Amman

Amman, November 6th – Syrian-led Health-tech startup Spermly won the first prize at the Startup Roadshow 2.0 Final Demo Day on November 4th, which was held in Amman, Jordan. The Gaziantep-based startup, which has created a Computer-Aided Semen Analysis (CASA) software for quality analysis, took home a cash prize of $15.000.  “Winning the Startup Roadshow makes…

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Jusoor’s Jurahiya educational center shortlisted for prestigious architecture award

Jusoor’s Jurahiya educational center has been shortlisted for the prestigious 2019 Aga Khan Award for Architecture. The center provides educational facilities for children from 300 Syrian refugee families and is also a hub for community activities as well as the only secure shelter in the event of a natural disaster. The center is an adaptation…

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The Startup Roadshow Hosts the Final Demo Day in Amman

IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 22/10/2019 After touring the Middle East, from Lebanon to Iraq, Turkey and Jordan, in search for the top Syrian-led startups in the region, the Startup Roadshow is taking 10 finalist startup teams to pitch at the finals in Amman on 4th November 2019.  The event will be held on November 4th, at…

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Hundreds of young Syrians push for a brighter future for the next generation at UK conference

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 05/10/2019 Young Syrian diaspora from across the UK took part in Jusoor’s 6th Annual Global Conference in London on 5 October to find innovative solutions to the challenges facing Syria’s next generation. Jusoor’s 6th Annual Global conference “Syrian Youth Innovation Laboratory – Building Bridges to the Future” brought together 100 Syrian…

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Jusoor bridges award

UK organisation awarded for transforming Syrian lives

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 04/10/2019 The Hands up Foundation, which runs creative fundraising initiatives across the UK to raise money for Syrians whose lives have been torn apart by war, were awarded Jusoor’s Bridges Award on 4 October at Jusoor’s 6th Annual Gala Dinner.  Jusoor’s annual Bridges Award is given to an individual or organisation who…

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