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Princeton Refugee Project

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THE STORY:

Help Princeton students sponsor a Syrian refugee student!

As the Syrian conflict drags into its fifth year, Syrian refugee youth are calling for attention to their need for higher education. In pre-war Syria, nearly 30% of the youth were attending university. Now, only 5% of the over 400,000 Syrian refugees who fled their country are accessing higher education.

Without higher education, who will be the future doctors, teachers, engineers, and politicians rebuilding a safe and peaceful Syria?

A four-year university scholarship for a Syrian refugee to attend university in Jordan costs only $16,000. That’s less than $4,000 a year! 

 

The Problem: 

Za’atari Refugee Camp, Jordan is home to over 80,000 Syrian refugees – over 12% of whom are youth, ages 18-24. Before war forced them from their homes, many of these youth, like their peers internationally, were university students, ranging from aspiring high school graduates to first year Nursing majors learning critical skills to fourth year Education majors ready to chart their professional futures. 

Yet in Za’atari Camp, these youth are unable to continue their higher education, as formal education is offered only until 12th grade in the camp and local universities are prohibitively expensive. 

Youth feel their lives stunted and futures put on hold by war. Many have now been in the camp for four years – enough time to complete a full undergraduate degree – without any educational opportunities. This creates individual frustration with ripple social effects. The potential of youth is not utilized in the present and lost for the future. 

 

The Response:

The Amal Scholarship Fund will support Syrian youth leaders in Za’atari to attend a nearby Jordanian university while remaining camp residents and community leaders.

In addition to pursuing university studies, recipients will continue their participation in civic engagement through a program of cultural exchange with the Woodrow Wilson community, promoting mutual exchange between both communities.

The fund will target Syrian youth leaders with superior academic records and demonstrated commitment to making a difference in their Za’atari community and rebuilding Syria after returning home. 

 

The Need: 

Help us send a new fellow Princetonian — a Syrian refugee student — to continue their education in Jordan!

Princeton students plan to fundraise $8,500 through a Spring Series of events - enough to support 2 years of a university degree for a Syrian refugee student.

We also seek partners to provide matching funds of $8,500 to support the final 2 years of the scholarship. 

By sponsoring a Syrian student, we will help one of our fellow students in need to continue his/her education. In return, this Syrian student will join the larger "Princeton community," and participate in virtual cultural exchange activities to connect with Princeton students.

Will you join us investing in the next generation of leaders?

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To This Fundraiser

$11,850

MONEY RAISED
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  • Dan, Ann, Brendan and A.J.

    $100

  • Jean & John Whittaker

    $250

  • أمل

     

  • Laura Kastrinelis

    $200

  • Jean and John Whittaker

    $200

  • Anonymous

     

  • Morgan Robinson

    $10

  • Ximing Li

    $25

  • Edward Atkinson

    $25

  • Elaine

    $10

  • Drink for Relief Event!

    $550

  • Ken Sofer

    $100

  • Wayne Glass, Professor Emeritus, USC

    $50

  • Lana Sofer

    $100

  • Ben Birnbaum

    $25

  • Ben Birnbaum

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Sterre

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Anjali

    $20

  • Paolo & Manuela

    $50

  • Aadit Kumar

    $10

  • Anonymous

     

  • Daniel Sofer

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Jillian

    $18

  • Megan Adams

    $50

  • Drink for Relief Event - Cash donations (2)!

    $30

  • Rachel Schor

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Joanne and Rodney Goldenberg

     

  • Alison Snieckus

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Kruger-Dyer family

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Refugee Walk Donations!

    $155

  • Refugee Walk Donations!

    $155

  • Manuela and Paolo Ficarelli

    $35

  • Owen Ayers

    $30

  • Lisa and Larry Davidoff

    $500

  • Lisa-Karyn Davidoff

    $500

  • Sam Hamilton

    $10.18

  • Sarah Chavarriaga

    $10.31

  • The Princeton Clay Project Mug Sales!

    $140

  • The Princeton Clay Project Mug Sales!

    $155

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Rabbi Megan Goldman

    $36

  • Proceeds from Shabbat Dinner

    $55

  • Anonymous

     

  • Jaimie

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Ben

    $20

  • Spring Events!

    $525

  • Spring Events!

    $525

  • Annie

     

  • Nadine Ajaka

    $25

  • Mariachiara Ficarelli

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Mug Sales!

    $150

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

    $18

  • Lana Sofer

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Mahera Walia

    $10

  • Mug Event

    $22

  • eXpressions event

    $385

  • Avigail Gilad

    $25

  • Christopher L. Eisgruber

    $100

  • 501 Simulation Fundraiser!

    $450

  • Bremser Family

    $100

  • Jean & John Whittaker

    $200

  • Brian

    $100

  • antonella civardi

    $25

  • Maryam Majzoubi

    $10

  • Day of Action sales

    $112

  • Laura & Craig

    $60

  • Mary Akashah

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Benefit Concert - Night from Aleppo!

    $1,296

  • Benefit Concert - Night from Aleppo 2 !

    $2,675

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139% Raised of $8,500 Goal

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The Team: $11,850 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Chiara Ficarelli

Amount Raised

$5,853

Fundraiser Title

Julie Whittaker

Amount Raised

$2,280

 

27% Raised of $8,500 Goal

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Ken Sofer

Amount Raised

$1,475

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Benjamin Davidoff

Amount Raised

$1,159

Fundraiser Title

Do Something Class

Amount Raised

$70

Fundraiser Title

Iris Samuels

Amount Raised

$25

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Gabrielle Girard

Amount Raised

$25

Fundraiser Title

Dolce Vita

Amount Raised

$20

Donor Comments

Benefit Concert - Night from Aleppo 2 !

Benefit Concert - Night from Aleppo 2 !

DONATION: $2,675

2 months ago

Benefit Concert - Night from Aleppo!

Benefit Concert - Night from Aleppo!

DONATION: $1,296

2 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

2 months ago

Mary Akashah

Mary Akashah

DONATION: $25

In memory of Mey and Omar Akashah 3 months ago

Laura & Craig

Laura & Craig

DONATION: $60

3 months ago

Day of Action sales

Day of Action sales

DONATION: $112

4 months ago

Maryam Majzoubi

Maryam Majzoubi

DONATION: $10

4 months ago

antonella civardi

antonella civardi

DONATION: $25

5 months ago

Brian

Brian

DONATION: $100

5 months ago

Jean & John Whittaker

Jean & John Whittaker

DONATION: $200

6 months ago