Since June 2013, Jusoor’s Refugee Education Program in Lebanon has helped thousands of displaced Syrian children continue their education outside of Syria. The program seeks to ensure Syrian refugee children as well as other vulnerable Lebanese children have a holistic, well-rounded primary school education and a strong psychosocial support system. Our education programs have been developed as responses to distinct challenges that children face due to the impact of the conflict in Syria as well as Lebanon’s economic crisis, ranked as possibly amongst the worst top 3 worldwide since 1850, according to the World Bank.
Jusoor’s Refugee Education Program is designed to prepare students to transition into Lebanese formal schooling as smoothly as possible and catch up on gaps in education that many of Jusoor’s students have experienced. It provides children with the opportunities that they need to succeed and the skills and knowledge to rebuild future generations.
In 2020, Jusoor’s team developed an innovative WhatsApp-based online learning program. Two years later, we continue our mission of providing educational and psychological support to Syrian children in Lebanon.
The Seeds of Light program is a multi-year early childhood education program for Syrian children ages 3-5 that uses a whole-child holistic approach to education. The program is located at our Jurahiya Center in the Beka’a valley.
Jusoor’s Brevet Bridging the Gap program works with in-school Syrian children and youth at the Intermediate school level to prepare them for the Lebanese Brevet Exam – a required exam needed to progress to the Secondary (High School) level in Lebanon.
The Jusoor Homework Club program works with in-school Syrian children at the Primary and Intermediate school levels to provide additional classes in hard sciences and English to help them keep up with their schooling and succeed there. This program works with 500+ students each year.
Our centers are strategically located in different areas of Lebanon where access to education is limited to displaced Syrian children. Some of the schools also assist host community children who would otherwise may not have access to education.
Latter-day Saint Charities’ Manager,Refugee Sustained Support Initiative