Rawabi's Journey to Higher Education

Rawabi is originally from Homs, Syria. After being displaced to Jordan, she struggled to navigate the Jordanian education system. After studying long hours to pass the tawjihi, she was accepted to university. Even with part of her tuition costs covered by a private donor, Rawabi’s family struggled to pay the rest of her tuition. Rawabi is a Karam Scholar. Her tuition costs being fully covered allow her to focus on her studies. She is an honor roll student currently studying to become a pharmacist. Read her story!

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Omar's Journey Back2School: An SSRF Success

Omar and his family are originally from Eastern Aleppo. They fled to Istanbul to escape the war. Omar was working with his father in a sewing workshop when The Karam Team visited his family’s home. Since joining Karam’s Sponsor A Syrian Refugee Family program, Omar quit his job and returned to school. His family received a monthly cash stipend until they were able to support themselves. His father also found new work with a better salary to support his family.

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Giving Back: Sabah's Story

Sabah is a student currently enrolled at Osmaniye University in Turkey. She is a Karam Scholar and also visits Karam House and participates in our STEAM based and skill building workshops. Read more to learn about Sabah’s journey to higher education.

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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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