Why Education?

Prior to the crisis in Syria, college graduation attainment was a core value for Syrians; many achieved advanced professional degrees in medicine, pharmacy, law and, engineering among other fi elds. Over 100,000 Syrians, both men and women in equal numbers, were enrolled in public and private universities and technical schools throughout Syria. One of the human tragedies of the Syrian crisis is too many Syrian young adults have had to drop out of universities because of family instability caused by the war or increased security risks, and high school age students have lacked access to what once was a clear path from secondary school to university-based studies for high achieving students.

Syria Yesterday

  • 93 percent of children enrolled in school
  • 25 percent of college-age population enrolled in postsecondary education
  • Women constituted more than half of higher education students
  • There was a 95 percent literacy rate for 15 to 24-year-olds

Syria Today

  • Close to three million Syrian children out of school
  • 100,000 Syrian refugees are university-eligible students
  • 120,000 -140,000 internally displaced people (IDPs) are university qualified
  • At least one fifth of all Syrian teaching staff and school counsellors have been lost

CULTIVATING A BRIGHTER TOMORROW THROUGH EDUCATION

Our innovative, grassroots education programs serve those who still remain inside Syria. These programs:
  • Promote personal, social and economic development
  • Cultivate essential human resources needed for reconstruction
  • Offer hope for the future and an alternative to radicalization
  • Lower the risks of early marriage and domestic violence

OUR PROMISE

A well-educated generation of Syrians stand to be one of the most critical elements for rebuilding a country devastated by war and destruction.

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Career Development

20+ of our recent graduates secured jobs as instructors in local Syrian schools.
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Brain Drain Prevention

We employ Syrian professionals to retain talent in Syria.
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Civil Society Renewal

Schools and libraries are safe spaces where hope and connection flourish.
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Provide Support

We provide long-term support, from kindergarten through college completion.
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Gender Equality

We are proud to have Mrs. Jumana Ibrahim LLM serve as Dean of the College.
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Community Engagement

Organized community events that discuss socially relevant issues.

YOUR SUPPORT, THEIR SUCCESS

"The future of the world is in my classroom today." Ivan Welton Fitzwater

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Educate the graduates of today.

EMPOWER THE LEADERS OF TOMORROW!

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Chicago, IL 60634, USA

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