Where do the brilliant, innovative, and creative ideas of Syrian Refugee youth grow?
at the Karam House!
The 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 the Karam House."
"I want to learn English, I can learn it at the Karam House."
"I want to go to university, I can find a mentor at the Karam House."
"I feel alone, I can meet people like me at the Karam House."
"I have a project, I can make it at the Karam House."
"I am more than a refugee, I can be myself at the 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 the Karam House.
Join us in investing in a hopeful and inspiring future generation of Syrians.
We currently have a Karam House located in Reyhanli, Turkey.
How you can help!
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The Karam House is a space of healing and growth for children who have witnessed and survived the crushing trauma of violence and displacement. Our goal is to serve Syrian youth in the short-term by providing a holistic approach to wellness, an introduction to non-formal education programming, and a source of creativity and inspiration, while focusing on the long-term by offering technology and language acquisition training and innovative career and entrepreneurial mentorship opportunities.
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WHY our Syrian Refugee kids need the Karam house now
The Karam House is an investment in Syria's youth. It will provide inspiration, innovation, and technology to thousands of Syrian refugee kids who have been left with no hope or competitive skills to build a future for themselves. The Karam House will provide cutting-edge training in specific career "tracks" including: Entrepreneurship, Technology, 3D Digital Design and Fabrication, Graphic Design, Journalism, English & Turkish Language Acquisition. The Karam House will give Syrian youth access to another world - a global community of creative ideas and endless possibility.
We envision the Karam House churning out new generations of Syrian refugees– entrepreneurs, journalists, writers, technology experts, engineers, teachers, artists, and designers– equipped with the skills and imagination to reshape their shattered worlds into a place of innovation and productivity.
We know our innovation education missions impact Syrian lives every day. The Karam House: Reyhanli will ensure that hundreds of Syrian youth will experience the life-changing powers of year-round mentorship, intensive training, and innovation workshops that will prepare them to compete in a global economic market and build prosperous, brighter futures for themselves, their families, and their country.