WE BELIEVE IN CREATING
INNOVATIVE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS THAT
ENGAGE AND INSPIRE YOUNG MINDS, HEAL THE TRAUMA OF WAR
AND CULTIVATE DREAMS OF BRIGHT, CONFIDENT FUTURES
30 Schools Rebuilt and Sponsored
8 Innovative Education Mission
8,000 Refugee Kids Educated
9 School Buses for Refugees Sponsored
Over 130 Mentors for over 4,000 Refugee Kids
WHERE DO THE BRILLIANT, INNOVATIVE, AND CREATIVE IDEAS OF SYRIAN REFUGEE YOUTH GROW?
AT KARAM HOUSE!
Karam House is a community innovation workspace where Syrian refugee youth turn their passions and ideas into realities. It is a place where they can build strong relationships with peers and mentors. It is a place where they can learn competitive skills in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics that are essential to advancing their educations and futures. Most of all, Karam House is an inspiring, safe, and healing space for Syrian teenagers – who have lost so much through the trauma of displacement and war – to be teenagers.
Karam House is a place where teenagers become leaders. It's a place where young Syrian women and men can use to learn and grow:
"I have an idea, I can do it at Karam House."
"I want to learn English, I can learn it at Karam House."
"I want to go to university, I can find a mentor at Karam House."
"I feel alone, I can meet people like me at Karam House."
"I have a project, I can make it at Karam House."
"I am more than a refugee, I can be myself at Karam House."
We had an idea: to make a place where Syrian refugee teens can build their ideas, achieve their goals, and reach their full potential. So we built Karam House.
JOIN US IN INVESTING IN A HOPEFUL AND INSPIRING FUTURE GENERATION OF SYRIANS.
A Higher Education for Syria's Youth
Karam Foundation has always been focused on the importance of education. We believe that education is the key to helping Syrian students achieve their goals, become contributing members of their host society, and to rebuild Syria in the future. We are proud to announce the launch of the Karam Scholars program to assist Syrian students who have fled to Turkey and those who have been resettled in the United States and are on a journey to pursue higher education.
Join us in support of some of the brightest and bravest youth in the world.
Apply Now For Karam's Summer Scholars
Since 2016, Karam Foundation has worked with some of the U.S.'s most prestigious college preparatory academies to place recently resettled and immigrated Syrian students in rigorous summer programs. At these programs, students were exposed to the basics of college prep in the U.S. and have taken courses ranging from Robotics to Global Literature.
With more than 30 scholarships awarded to date, we are happy to open up our application for summer 2018!
If you, or someone you know, is a recently resettled or immigrated 7th grader or above from Syria in the U.S. and is interested in a summer full of fun and learning at the best prep schools in the nation, please fill out the interest form! If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
FAWAZ AND AMNEH KANNOUT SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Karam Foundation is proud to announce the Fawaz and Amneh Kannout Scholarship Fund for Syrian refugee students. Dr. Amneh and her late husband. Dr. Fawaz Kannout, have been among Karam's biggest supporters since 2007 – from our very first event until today. Dr. Fawaz lived a beautiful life of generosity and kindness. The Kannout family embodies the true meaning of Karma. We are dedicating our Karam Scholars programs in Jordan to Dr. Fawaz's memory and his lifelong commitment to helping others in need. This program grants university scholarships to deserving Syrian refugee students in Jordan. This year, 14 students are being supported in this program.
We hope the Fawaz and Amneh Kannout Scholarship Program will inspire and support the building of a strong, future generation of Syrian leaders.
Syrian School Support
We believe all children have a right to education - even in a war-zone. According to the 2018 Humanitarian Needs Overview, there are over 6.1 million boys and girls in need of education assistance in Syria. 1 in 3 schools are either damaged or completely destroyed. Education needs are not only physical but schools are in need of improved technical capacity, as learning outcomes are shockingly low.
Our work responds to this dismal reality by making education more accessible, with greater impact! Our education team makes sure students have access to a protective, safe and positive learning environment despite all barriers present.