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Statement from Jusoor on Coronavirus

Statement from Grace Atkinson, Executive Director of Jusoor: “As the outbreak of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 continues, we are stepping up our efforts to ensure that the most vulnerable Syrian children and youth around the world continue to have access to life-changing education and opportunities. Here at Jusoor, we are working around the clock to…

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Meet the teachers helping Syrian children to rebuild their future

To mark Teacher’s Day, we spoke to two teachers at our educational centers in Lebanon who are committed to providing Syrian refugee children with a quality education and a brighter future. Meet Hasna, Teacher at Jeb Jenin Educational Center  “Children here at Jusoor need more love and caring. We, the teachers, need to know how…

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Celebrating Syrian Women on International Women’s Day

Today is International Women’s Day. A day where we celebrate ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in their countries and communities. In honour of International Women’s Day, we spoke to three extraordinary women who are taking part in Jusoor’s 100 Syrian Women, 10,000 Lives Program which provides scholarship opportunities to Syrian women whose…

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Meet the Syrian entrepreneurs building a brighter future

Meet Spermly, 2019 winner of the Startup Roadshow competition which supports Syrian entrepreneurs to build a brighter future for themselves and the next generation.  When Zaher Ballar was studying biomedical engineering for his Master’s degree at the University of Aleppo back in 2010, little did he know that one day it would come in handy…

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Meet the Startup Roadshow’s Winners as they Take Off to Pitch in Amsterdam

This fall, we took on a tour across 5 cities in the Middle East, from  Beirut, Amman, Erbil, Gaziantep, to Istanbul, on a mission to find the most promising Syrian startups in the region. Embarking on the Startup Roadshow, organized by Jusoor and SPARK and in collaboration with Startups Without Borders, we took on a…

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Hardship Fund

The Jusoor Hardship Fund is helping Syrian students pursue their dreams of higher education

The Jusoor Hardship Fund is helping Syrian students like Fawaz pursue their dreams of higher education.   For Fawaz, the routine of academic life was the only sense of normality after the conflict began in Syria. “University kept me going. We still had normal work, labs, reports, classes.” Fawaz recalls the daily reality of electricity cuts,…

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Summer Volunteer Program 2019: There’s now time and experience for reflection

Day 17: Thursday, August 8, 2019 Vivian Zhang, United States As we finish off our penultimate day at Jeb Jannine, I find myself feeling prematurely nostalgic for the days in classroom 10.  The last two weeks have been survival mode, an ongoing churn of planning lessons, buying supplies, making sample projects, and preparing demonstrations. In…

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10 June, 2019, San Francisco – Jusoor has been awarded the prestigious Institute of International Education (IIE) Centenary Medal, celebrating the organization’s contribution in transforming the lives of Syrian students and scholars through access to higher education. The Medal was awarded to Jusoor co-founder and Chairwoman of the Board, Rania Succar, by IIE Senior Vice…

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The Global Business Coalition for Education (GBC-Education) announced its first set of commitments from the private sector in the lead up to the Syrian Donor Conference in February totalling more than $50 million. Over 50 companies have come together to support plans to get 1 million Syrian refugee children back into school this year and…

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100 Syrian Women, 10,000 Syrian Lives Scholarship Program: Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to be accepted into a university before applying for the scholarship? No. However, you are encouraged to start searching and applying to universities. Any accredited university in the US and Canada is covered by the scholarship. Do I need to have received a certain score on the TOEFL or IELTS exams? No,…

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