Celebrating the power of our incredible community, we warmly invite you to join us for lunch at Ixsir Winery on Saturday, July 8, 2023. We look forward to welcoming old and new friends, as we reflect on Jusoor's journey and milestones since 2011, and share with you our roadmap for the future.
The afternoon will include a tour of the beautiful Ixsir Winery, a delicious Lebanese lunch featuring mezza and main dishes, art by Tom Young, and inspiring reflections by Jusoor's team and board members.
We look forward to sharing news about our Refugee Education Program in particular, which has reached nearly 12,000 Syrian refugee and host community children in Lebanon since 2013. Jusoor’s presence in some of Lebanon’s hardest to reach areas has been a lifeline for many of the children who attend our education centers.
For over a decade, Jusoor has been working steadfastly within these marginalized communities, providing foundational academic support to children who would otherwise be forgotten. This incredible impact is made possible through our inspiring staff, led by our Head of Refugee Education, Suha Tutunji, as well as our wonderful teachers and staff in our eight schools across Lebanon.
Since 2013, we have developed projects within the Refugee Education Program as a direct response to distinct challenges that children face due to the impact of the conflict in Syria as well as Lebanon’s economic crisis. Our most recent pilot, the Future Skills Project, is designed to equip students with the skills they will need to access decent work in the future, including beginner coding and robotics, critical thinking and problem-solving, and English language skills. Through this project, we aim to teach children the most practical and pertinent skills to address the prevailing skill gaps in the market, and still earn decent work. The project has successfully undergone a pilot phase with 32 adolescents at our education centers in Jurahiya and Beirut, an experience that is guiding us to provide strategic learning opportunities even for those who are currently out of school.
Watch the Future Skills Project video overview below:
Similarly, our High School Scholarship Project empowers students to complete their secondary education despite the barriers and challenges they might face. The project supports tuition fees, transportation, and academic support classes for students in grades 10-12 who are preparing to take the Lebanese Baccalaureate exams. Through this project, students in grade 12 also receive university and scholarship application support. First piloted in 2022, the project has just completed a full academic year of implementation, reaching 100 students in a partner school in Tripoli, as well as our own Jurahiya center.
Watch our High School Scholarship Project video overview below:
We are excited to share more about our programs, and hope that you will join us for a lovely afternoon where you can connect with like-minded individuals passionate about the education and empowerment of Syrian refugee and host community children and youth.
Please RSVP by June 30th to secure your place at this special lunch. We look forward to having you join us as we celebrate Jusoor's impact and pave the way for a brighter future.