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THE STORY:

 

The Amal Scholarship Fund seeks to bring amal, the Arabic word for hope, to refugee communities in Jordan by providing scholarships for Syrian refugee youth to attend Jordanian universities.

A scholarship of only $19,000 covers a four-year bachelor’s degree at a Jordanian university, including tuition, books and a living stipend.

That's less than $5,000 per year.

By leveraging partnerships with US-based academic institutions, the Fund will increase access to higher education, develop leadership and promote community engagement and mutual cultural understanding among refugee youth and American students.

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

 

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The Problem: With a local population of 6.5 million, Jordan is currently home to approximately 700,000 refugees from Syria, Iraq, and other nationalities (mostly Sudanese and Somali) whose lives have been interrupted by war, violence, and destruction in their home countries. Across Jordan, 29.3% of the Syrian refugee population is ages 18-35. Before war and devastation twisted their paths, these youth were defining themselves and their futures – aspiring high school graduates, university students studying for final exams, and young professionals eager to use their talents.

 

The Demand: Many youth have now been in Jordan for four years – enough time to complete a full undergraduate degree – without any educational opportunities. Without education, youth struggle to integrate into their host community and are at higher risk of turning to violence or extremist ideologies, or risking their lives returning to Syria or journeying to Europe. The lack of higher education creates individual desperation with ripple social effects, energy and skills unutilized in the present and lost for the future.

 

Who will be the doctors, teachers, engineers, and politicians rebuilding Syria and other home countries if the youth are unable to pursue higher education?

 

The Response: The Amal Scholarship Fund promotes youth engagement in community service by targeting its scholarships to youth committed to making a difference in their community and rebuilding their home country. The Syrian Youth Committee in Za’atari Camp is one grassroots group that has mobilized youth in the camp to utilize their skills and energy in service of others; led by and comprised of youth, this committee has also spearheaded the push for higher education opportunities. The Fund targets members of this committee, and youth leaders like them, to support and grow refugee youth community engagement.

 

Who are we: Co-Founders Julianne Whittaker and Maya Perlmann are graduate students at Princeton University and Boston College. We each worked with refugee youth in Jordan for three years, in Jordan's capital city, Amman, and in the Za'atari Refugee Camp. We had the privilege of meeting inspiring young people whose education had been cut short; along with them, we grew frustrated by the lack of opportunity, and sought to respond.  

 

A scholarship of only $19,000 covers a four-year bachelor’s degree at a Jordanian university, including tuition, books and a living stipend. That's less than $5,000 per year.

 

For refugee youth leaders, this education is key to supporting their community in the present and rebuilding a safe and peaceful home in the future.

 

Will you invest in the next generation of leaders?

 

amalscholarshipfund@gmail.com

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To This Fundraiser

$9,167

MONEY RAISED
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  • Jenn Z

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

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  • Deren Temel

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Hilary Ross

    $25

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  • Farah

    $100

  • Michael Smith

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Eva Tache Green

    $100

  • James Bowker

    $5

  • Ashley Black

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $2,000

  • Mike Pizzi

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Hannah L. Zale

    $75

  • Sloane Speakman

    $500

  • Anny Gaul

    $100

  • Eva Tache-Green

    $100

  • Robert Martin & Katherine Gould-Martin

    $500

  • Miriam and Bruce Sherin

    $100

  • the Follesdals

    $250

  • Ned Weisman

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

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  • Judy Bernstein

    $50

  • IRIS ADLER

    $50

  • Amal Foundation

    $500

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Caroline Coburn

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Julia Somers

     

  • Caroline Smith

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Sloane Speakman

    $1,500

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Jaosn Klein

    $432

  • Liz and Peter

    $100

  • Nina Avedon

    $50

  • Elizabeth Levenson

    $100

  • Brian Ashby

    $75

  • Heidi and Mitchell Lapides

    $150

  • In honor of Noam Perlmann & Laura Denzer's wedding!

     

  • Dave and Dorothy Denzer

     

  • Kathryn Tabb and Daniel Williams

     

  • Hugo Fernandes

    $75

  • Judy Bernstein

    $125

  • Speakman McCrery

    $500

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Kathleen Engel

    $100

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92% Raised of$10,000 Goal

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The Team: $9,167 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

The Amal Foundation Inc.

Amount Raised

$9,167

 

92% Raised of$10,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Kathleen Engel

Kathleen Engel

DONATION: $100

Tribute to Maya Perlmann 4 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

In honor of my parents 1 year ago

Speakman McCrery

Speakman McCrery

DONATION: $500

1 year ago

Judy Bernstein

Judy Bernstein

DONATION: $125

In celebration of Noam Perlmann and Laura Denzer‘s wedding 2 years ago

Hugo Fernandes

Hugo Fernandes

DONATION: $75

2 years ago

Kathryn Tabb and Daniel Williams

Kathryn Tabb and Daniel Williams

in honor of the marriage of Laura Denzer and Noam Perlmann 2 years ago

Dave and Dorothy Denzer

Dave and Dorothy Denzer

In tribute to Laura and Noam Perelman. 2 years ago

In honor of Noam Perlmann & Laura Denzer's wedding!

In honor of Noam Perlmann & Laura Denzer's wedding!

In honor of Noam and Laura's wedding! 2 years ago

Heidi and Mitchell Lapides

Heidi and Mitchell Lapides

DONATION: $150

In honor of Laura Denzer and Noam Perlmann 2 years ago

Brian Ashby

Brian Ashby

DONATION: $75

In honor of Noam Perlmann & Laura Denzer's wedding 2 years ago