Project: Refugee Education Program – The  program in Lebanon supports about 1,300 Syrian refugee children annually through 3 educational centers, where remedial education is provided, for children struggling to make up for the years of schooling they have missed.

In one of the schools in Jurahiyeh, an informal tented Syrian refugee settlement in eastern central Bekaa in Lebanon, all of the children in the morning shift come from the surrounding camp and can walk to school, while those in the afternoon shift come from camps about 10 kilometers away and take a bus provided by Jusoor.

The schools’ 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. The program aims for the students benefiting from it to transition to public school as soon as possible (normally within 1 to 2 years).

Some key aspects of the program are the employment of Syrians as teachers, teaching a modified Lebanese national curriculum, individual tracking of students throughout their time at the school, following the INEE (Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies) standards for education in emergencies, and provision of remedial education and psycho-social support.

 

Jusoor

A non-profit organization registered in the United States, Canada, and the UK, with the Mission of 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.

Project: University Scholarship Program – More than half of Syria’s university students have had to terminate their studies as a result of the ongoing crisis in Syria. Having worked nearly their entire lives to make it to university, these promising young men and women suddenly find themselves stopped in their tracks, and unable to pursue successful careers. This also represents a profound risk to the future stability of Syria and the region: a lost generation increases and extends the turmoil Syria and the Arab world are facing. Additionally, this represents a serious security risk within the community of nations, with undirected and frustrated youth.

The program targets Syrian students currently living in Lebanon and is not restricted to ones living in any area. The program awards scholarships to Syrian students currently living in Lebanon, who would not be able to go to university otherwise. The scholarships only cover tuition and are open to all fields of academic study at the undergraduate level. They are offered at 4 universities in Lebanon. The students apply to get funding after having secured admission to one of them. After graduation, they are expected to help Syria and the Syrian community.

 

 

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