Successful pilot pairs breakthrough technology from Voxy with Jusoor’s humanitarian mission to equip Syrian refugees with language skills that support educational and career development
“This partnership represents a commitment to expanding access to educational opportunities for learners who have been separated from family and friends, with nowhere to call home,” said Katharine Nielson, Chief Education Officer of Voxy. “We are proud to apply the transformative potential of innovative language learning technology to maximize the reach of an NGO that understands the people – and dynamics – on the ground.”
According to the State Department, the U.S. has re-settled just 44 Syrian refugees in FY 2018; down from nearly 6,000 during the same period last year.
“Our leadership and on-ground teams have been impressed with the outcomes of this initiative,” said Rania Succar, Board Director for Jusoor. “Voxy provides an effective way for these students to learn the language, and it gives them the confidence they need to make the leap to higher education, despite extraordinary odds.”
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Jusoor is an NGO of Syrian expatriates and international staff helping Syrian youth realize their potential through programs in the fields of education, career development, and global community engagement. Jusoor is registered as a charity in each of the US, UK, and Canada, and is a non-political organization.
Over the past six years, Jusoor has enabled nearly 500 university students to complete their degrees around the world. We have enrolled 3,500 children in our primary schools, giving them the gift of a basic education. We have employed 75 refugees in our schools in Lebanon, safeguarding a key part of the Syrian labor force and investing in refugee communities. And our entrepreneurship program, now in its third year, has trained and inspired nearly 1,000 Syrian youth. By investing in these children and youth, we are preparing a generation of change agents to be able to return to Syria and play a role in rebuilding every sector of society, from healthcare to education to business to governmental institutions.