Zahra University Continuing to Help Rescue a Generation
Now entering its 5th year, the Syrian civil war shows no signs of slowing down. According to UNICEF, more than half of the roughly ten million people who have been displaced by the Syrian conflict are children, and young adults aged 15-24 are the largest demographic group within the refugee population. Without strong institutional support, all the human potential they represent will be squandered, lost to a fate as cruel as it is unjust.That is why Zakat Foundation is sponsoring Zahra University, an institution of higher education dedicated to serving young Syrian refugees. Located in Gaziantep, Turkey, and using Arabic as the language of instruction, Zahra is one of the first universities committed exclusively to serving young Syrian refugees. Offering courses in a variety of subjects, the university currently serves 282 students and aims to be a pillar of support in future efforts to rebuild Syrian society.