In solidarity with Syrian women
In solidarity with Syrian women, Jusoor is an NGO of Syrian expatriates aiming at supporting Syria’s development and helping Syrian youth to have access to better opportunities.
Five of the 2016 OFID Scholars are being sponsored through Jusoor’s “100 Syrian Woman, 10,000 Syrian Lives” program which explicitly targets young Syrian women with the proven potential to serve as global leaders. The program operates under the motto “When you educate a woman, you educate a nation.”
Since its establishment in 2012, Jusoor has enabled more than 300 young people to continue their studies at colleges and universities outside Syria. Research shows that young Syrian women are approximately three times less likely to access higher education in exile than their male counterparts.
Led by Jusoor, the program is administered as part of the institute for International Education (IIE)-led Syria Consortium for Higher Education in Crisis. Key partners are Jusoor, IIE, the Illinois Institute of Technology, Education USA, and Monmouth College.
The five scholars awarded in cooperation with Jusoor are highly motivated individuals, who already have shown their commitment to the community.