A Summer Update from The Syria Fund
Summer is in full swing for our beneficiaries in Jordan! Check out updates below and thank you as always for supporting The Syria Fund's important work for refugees in Jordan.
A New Campus for The Azraq School
This summer, we are thrilled to partner with the European-based NGO Emergency Architecture and Human Rights (EA-HR) to build a new campus for The Azraq School! EA-HR committed to build 100 classrooms for refugee children and, as part of this plan, they are constructing a new campus for us less than a mile down the road from our current school. EA-HR hired a local construction crew of Syrians and Jordanians and is training them, while they work, in sustainable building techniques.
The new campus (Campus B) will include four classrooms, an IT lab, library, kitchen, and a sports field! Upon completion, it will host up to 200 Syrian and Jordanian children and youth and employ nearly 20 adults for the upcoming school year!
A special thank you for the generosity and partnership of the Moosa Family, our partners at EA-HR, HRJ and SAWA, WeWork NY, and everyone else who has made this expansion a reality! Many more updates to come throughout the summer so be sure to like us onFacebook for pictures, videos and more!
Summer Camp at Campus A
A short walk up the road from the construction site, the summer program on Campus A is in full swing. Special classes, activities, games and more are offered in a camp format to our more than 110 students every day!
Recent activities have included: gardening, soccer club, art and music, IT presentations, reading in the library, and relay races!
Our education programs are 100% donor supported! Consider setting up a recurring donation today to support teacher salaries, school supplies and more!
Ongoing Humanitarian Aid Programming
Throughout Ramadan and the summer, The Syria Fund has continued our ongoing food and humanitarian aid distributions.
- 150+ food boxes were distributed to families in need throughout the month of June. With our partners, we delivered fresh chickens along with non-perishable items for families in advance of the Eid holiday.
- Our successful Mother’s Day campaign raised money to bring essential hygiene kits to 100+ moms.
- As always, we will continue to supply food, hygiene, and other critical items to families in need across Northern Jordan.
Volunteers in Action
This World Refugee Day, The Syria Fund teamed up with WeWork for two days of fundraising activities in New York City.
Across two different WeWork locations, the TSF team shared the story of The Azraq School's expansion and raised money to furnish the new classrooms! Thanks to the entire WeWork community for coming out and showing that you #StandWithRefugees!
Staying in Touch
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Thank you for all that you do to keep our programs going!
The Syria Fund team