Jusoor’s flagship program of the Refugee Education Program, The program enrolls Syrian children at the primary school level, bringing them through a 1-year course specially designed to help them catch-up on numeracy, literacy, life skills needed to successfully transition into Lebanese public school. This program operates at all three of Jusoor’s Centers and works with 800+ students each year.
Hands on support is provided for these children struggling to make up for the years of school they have missed, and psycho-social support is provided to the teachers and parents in coping with trauma, anxieties and challenging social behaviors.
Jusoor’s Refugee Education Program follows the Lebanese curriculum for math, science, physical education, art and Arabic. Peace Education classes take place during circle time and include themes on child rights, forgiveness, empathy and sharing. Jusoor’s Syrian Identity program is a component of our core curriculum, which focuses on the geography, cultural and historical importance of Syria. Additionally, art, music and physical education classes are integrated into all the lessons so that students develop their soft skills and critical thinking.
All students sit for placement tests in math and Arabic and the Jusoor team decides accordingly on the level of each child. There are 4 main levels (beginners, Level 1, level 2 and level 3) and upon completing each level, students move on to the next. Once they finish level 3, then we proceed to enroll them in public or private schools whenever possible. All students are tracked academically and followed up after entering formal schools.
Jusoor adheres to INEE minimum standards and actively participates in Education in Emergencies working groups at the country-level.