what we do
THERE ARE 1 MILLION SYRIAN
REFUGEE CHILDREN IN THE WORLD TODAY.
Karam is dedicated to providing long-term support in the form of smart aid for Syrian refugee families in need. Sponsor a Syrian Refugee Family is a family sponsorship program that helps children go back to school by using the latest developments in humanitarian aid proven to make the most effective impact on refugee families who have lost everything: cash support and education.
Karam Foundation offers a monthly cash stipend to the most vulnerable of Syrian refugee families on the condition that they send their kids to school.
Many of these families are female-headed households, led by disabled parents who are unable to work, or are orphans. The monthly stipend allows immediate financial relief for the family, ends participation in child labor or other exploitative activities, and builds a better future by investing in their education.
HELP US BUILD OUR FUTURES!
By contributing $50 a month, you'll join other donors to help provide the monthly stipend our families receive to send us to school. Karam will send you periodic updates on your sponsored family in the months of January, May, and September. If you have not received an email update, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
GET TO KNOW US!
SSRF has proven to be a huge success as hundreds of children have been able to take back their right to education and determine their own futures. The program protects Syrian refugee children from the following prevalent risk factors:
Child Labor: Many children are sent out to work as manual laborers in unregulated industries as their parents may not be able to make enough money to provide for their basic needs.
Early Marriage: Female Syrian refugee children are at risk of ‘protective marriages’ - marriages at a young age in order to ‘protect’ them from the hardships in the world. In reality, these marriages are often filled with abuse and limit the child’s ability to succeed in the world.
Child Participation in War: Faced with no alternatives, often boys over the age of 14 travel back to Syria and are recruited to participate in the armed conflict.
in their own words:
Our Sponsor a Syrian Refugee Family program has impacted hundreds of kids. In the last 3 years, we’ve sponsored dozens of families and sent hundreds of kids back to school.
Read some of their stories, below!
WHERE THEY LIVE
Karam Foundation’s sponsorship program currently sponsors 155 children in Reyhanli and 121 children in Istanbul. This year, we are expanding to reach 400 children in Turkey as well as launch the program in Jordan!
Our sponsorship program is overseen by our team of highly skilled Project Coordinators that are on the ground working directly with the families and children we serve. Every month, our staff organize activities for the children we sponsor in both Reyhanli and Istanbul.
a day at the museum!
In March, 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.