From Homs to Boston: Meet the Aljelou Family

Ahmed Aljelou and his wife Rikanz were resettled to Boston with their 4 children in 2017. Ahmed works as a dishwasher to support his family. He used to bike to and from work – even during the harsh winter. Without a car, he and his wife had limited opportunities and were unable to access better work opportunities and ESL courses. See how Karam surprised them this Eid!

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Video Journalism at Karam House!

Last month, students at Karam House participated in a Video Journalism workshop led by guest mentor, Pamela Kesrouani. 25 students attended the workshop – including both girls and boys. Students learned creative ways to tell stories using their smartphones. Read more!

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Update from the Ground: Our Karam Scholars

Our Karam Scholars program is 2 years old! Karam’s Higher Education Coordinator, Lilah Khoja recently returned from a trip to Turkey and Jordan where she caught up with our Karam Scholars. Read more to learn the impact of this program and how we are supporting students on their journey to higher education.

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A Karam Success: Mohammed's Story

Mohammed fled Syria and moved to Turkey alone when he was 14. He was reunited with his family shortly after. He and his brother worked to provide for their family before joining Karam’s Sponsor a Syrian Refugee Family program. Mohammed and his brother were able to return to school and recently joined Karam House, where they participate in skill-building workshops. Read Mohammed’s story to learn the impact of our programming.

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A Long Road to Success: Zaher's Story

Zaher Al Hassen is a Syrian refugee student, originally from Idlib, that is currently enrolled in our Karam Scholars program. Zaher was a student at the University of Aleppo, but his studies were interrupted due to the Syrian uprising. He is currently a student at Süleyman Demirel University’s school of medicine in Turkey. Read Zaher's story!

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A Day at the Museum!

Last month, Karam Foundation organized a field trip for forty-five children enrolled in our Sponsor A Syrian Refugee Family program in Istanbul. Children visited the Rahmi M. Koc Museum, a private industrial museum that’s dedicated to the history of transport, industry, and communications. Read more to learn about different students experiences!

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#With_Idlib Part III

In the last 2 weeks, more than 130,000 people have been forcibly displaced from Idlib, in what people are calling a mass exodus as the regime continues to carry out attacks. Karam Foundation interviewed 3 staff on the ground to better understand the security situation and what people can do to help. Here, we meet with Omar, Karam Foundation's Projects Coordinator in Syria.

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#With_Idlib Part II

In the last 2 weeks, more than 130,000 people have been forcibly displaced from Idlib, in what people are calling a mass exodus as the regime continues to carry out attacks. Karam Foundation interviewed 3 staff on the ground to better understand the security situation and what people can do to help. Here, we meet with Mohammad, Karam Foundation's Media Officer in Syria.

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#With_Idlib Part I

In the last 2 weeks, more than 130,000 people have been forcibly displaced from Idlib, in what people are calling a mass exodus as the regime continues to carry out attacks. Karam Foundation interviewed 3 staff on the ground to better understand the security situation and what people can do to help. Here, we meet with Faten, Karam Foundation's Assistant Projects Coordinator in Syria.

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10 MEDIA MENTIONS

Karam Foundation has been featured in the media more than 50 times in 2017 alone. We are taking a short trip down memory lane. Thank you for believing in us and for sharing our work – without your support, our work would not be possible!

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10 PHOTOS WITH MOHAMAD OJJEH

Mohammad Ojjeh is on the Karam Board of Directors, helping oversee Karam's Smart Aid programs. He has joined Karam Foundation on every Innovative Education mission trip, and served as a volunteer photographer. Read to see some of his favorite photos!

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Women Inspiring Women: An Interview with Karam House Mentor

For International Women's Day, we interviewed Sarah from the Karam Team. Sarah is the Project Coordinator at Karam House. She is also a mentor for Syrian refugee youth at Karam House. Karam House is a space designed for Syrian refugee youth, where they can learn skills in science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics that are essential to advancing their education and futures. 

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Propelrr: Heroes of the Digital World

Karam Foundation's work is dedicated to helping Syrian children, who we call the heroes of Syria's future. In the digital sphere, a hero company of the tech world called Propelrr has entered a contest called the SEO Hero. In the chance that Propelrr wins the contest, the company will be donating the full $50,000 prize to Karam Foundation. Karam has interviewed Francis Gary Viray, Founder of Propelrr. Read on to find out more about the Propelrr and the SEO Hero contest.

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