celebrating 10,000 leaders

On World Refugee Day, held every year on June 20th, the international community commemorates the strength, courage, and perseverance of millions of refugees, but, at Karam Foundation, we believe that refugees are not defined by their circumstances - that their potential to create, innovate, and thrive remains limitless.

This is the essence of our 10,000 Leaders Movement.

From June 13th to June 20th, we’ll be highlighting the dreams and aspirations of our 10,000 Leaders - those who will be our future artists, engineers, doctors, journalists, and more.

Join us as we amplify and celebrate the voices of those who, despite the obstacles they face, continue to pursue their passions - and achieve.

Join us this World Refugee Day in empowering the youth of Syria.


Who are the leaders we’re celebrating?

Karam Leaders are problem-solvers, change-makers, innovators, and are driven to serve. They understand technology is a tool not a solution. They know they must build ideas together and be positive contributors in their host communities. They are not passive bystanders. They have the agency, skills, and courage to make social change.

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Our innovative programs placed 2,131 leaders on their pathways to leadership in 2018!

This includes 522 youth who attended innovative education studios at Karam House, 114 young men and women supported in accessing higher education through Karam Scholars, 339 children put back into school through our Sponsor a Syrian Refugee Family program, and 216 children transported to school through our School Bus Transportation program!


How you can support our leaders on world refugee day!

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1. Empower our leaderS

You can join us in empowering these leaders by donating to our 10,000 Leaders Movement! We’re on a mission to raise $50,000 to support our leaders this World Refugee Day.

It costs $150 to build a leader per month. Because our leaders are on different pathways to leadership, there are multiple ways this $150 can support them on their journey:

  • $50: Sponsor a child and send him/her back into school!

  • $100: Stocks Karam House with creative educational materials!

  • $200: Support two students with gap-funding for university!


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2. Share our campaign

Every day leading up to World Refugee Day, from June 13th to June 20th, we’ll be sharing an action step you and your followers can take to raise awareness about refugees throughout the world - including our own leaders.

Like us Facebook and follow us on Instagram and Twitter for updates!


Karam doesn’t just give us the freedom to make our dreams a reality, but they show us how.
— Sabah (Karam Scholar)