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Dear Jusoor Friends and Family,

As the students are preparing for their exams in our three schools in Lebanon, and recruitment is underway for our summer volunteer program, a new project is coming to fruition in our Jeb Jennine Center in the Bekaa Valley.

A playground for refugee children in Lebanon

With support from Chalhoub Group, we partnered with the non-for-profit design studio Catalytic Action, to build a playground for the 700 children who study at the school annually!

According to Caritas Lebanon the Syrian crisis has highly impacted children’s mental well-being. Educational spaces, such as schools and playgrounds have a fundamental role for children to create social networks, improve their behaviour, and partially heal psychological trauma they might have experienced.

A playground has the power to answer some of the main needs of children to better cope with the situation. It has the power to be a space for education; a space for stress release and where children can develop their creativity and imagination; a space much needed in a context where child development is challenged by the effects of a war and displacement. We are very happy about this project. To learn more about it click here!

New opportunity for Syrian entrepreneurs

We are excited to update you on our continued collaboration with ArabNet, enriching our entrepreneurship program and offering our Syrian startup network a chance to partake in the tech event of the region. This time, we have partnered with ArabNet on the upcoming Media Summit in Dubai on May 30-31. The summit aims to bring its audience the behind-the-scene initiators of change from across the world, sharing their lengthy experience and interacting with their audiences. Once again, ArabNet and Jusoor are offering 2 Syrian entrepreneurs the chance to join the summit free of charge and interact with leaders and change-makers from the digital community, submit this form by May 28th to apply. For more information about the summit and to register, click here.

11 days countdown to Jusoor’s Annual Global Conference!

We are looking forward to meeting many new community members in Berlin on June 4th and reconnecting with old ones. Our conferences have always foremost been a site for meeting and conversation. This year we are featuring an outstanding group of speakers. Featured organizations will include:





We are also organizing a fundraising dinner on the same day, and opening the art auction that evening for absentee bidding. For more information and to register to attend any of the conference or fundraising dinner click here. To learn more about the absentee bidding write to us at

We hope to see you in Berlin and would appreciate your help in circulating the information about the conference to your friends and colleagues, so we can expand our network of people who are passionate about helping Syria through education.

The Jusoor Leadership Team
JP Chilazi, Boston
Dania Ismail, Dubai
Fadi Salem, Oxford
Rania Succar, San Francisco
Iyad Duwaji, Los Angeles
Maya Malas, Dubai
Aziza Osman, Dubai
Leen Al Zaibak, Toronto
Rami Zayat, Abu Dhabi
Director: Maya Alkateb-­Chami, Philadelphia

Posted on June 3, 2016 in Jusoor news, Newsletter

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