Our educational centers' staff are what create the magic in the classrooms. Being mostly displaced Syrians themselves, they are able to achieve and provide education beyond the academic curriculum and the boundaries of the classrooms.
Jusoor’s educational center in Beirut opened in June 2013 as the first center of the organization in Lebanon to run our pilot program. The facility was generously donated to Jusoor by Al-Makassed, a large philanthropic association in Lebanon. Since then we moved to the Nabaa area where we are currently stationed. The Beirut Center teaches Arabic as a second language to Syrian refugees from Northern Syria.
Our biggest center, Jeb Jennine was generously supported by the Chalhoub Family Philanthropy. It is possible for all students in the center to reach it by using the provided transportation. Jeb Jennine Educational Center welcomed the first group of students in March of 2014. The center has a homework support club where students can attend additional catch-up classes and support programs during the weekend.
The Jurahiya School which is located inside a displaced Syrian camp started operation in February 2014 in tented schools. It was converted in 2018 into an eco-friendly school. The center creates an opportunity to bring positive change for education and social life starting with students at only three years of age. Within the surrounding community, the Jurahiya school aims to improve the learning environment of the community, and to cultivate community cohesion within the Jurahiya Informal Tented Settlement (ITS) and the host Lebanese community.
Our Saghbine school receives students from all educational levels from primary education till brevet with potential to reach secondary. It is bilingual (English - Arabic) abiding by the the official Lebanese curriculum. The school’s mission is to guarantee the success of students and to prepare them for achieving all the educational cycles reaching to university level education.
This school hosts more than 30% of Lebanese students. It was made possible by the generosity of the Ali Ghandour Schooling for Excellence and Diversity. The Pine Community School was in danger of shutting down due to the lack of funds and students being unable to pay their tuition fees as a result of the deteriorating economic situation in Lebanon. The Jusoor partnership with the Ali Ghandour Schooling brought the school back to support hundreds of students in the area.
The school welcomes 70% Lebanese and 30% Syrian students. The school was lacking support and was about to close but Jusoor’s partnership enabled the school to stay open and provide education for +135 students in the area.
Akkar is home to more than 30% of Syrian refugee children. Jusoor partnered with the Malaak Academic Center which has more than 300 students. The school has two systems where it supports students who are out of school, as well as the ones in school. It also provides transportation for students who are attending public schools and are unable to reach them. The school is also planning to launch the women community program where we provide a place for women to learn about family planning, mental health, and other essential topics.