Zahraa University brings higher education to Syria’s displaced (all professors and students are refugees) in Turkey’s Gazientep border province. It provides a dynamic teaching environment for academics and college students in exile. Zahraa offers several accredited degree programs in languages, applied and natural sciences, and religion. More than a symbol of the potential transformative power of education, our graduates constitute a powerful reality moving toward a hopeful future of equity and justice in this disrupted region.
Nor do we neglect the displaced children in Syria, fully sponsoring 8 schools, thousands of children, and hundreds of educators and staff.
Our Solar on Schools – SOS – program is lighting up once dark “hot-house” rural schools across Pakistan, causing enrollment to skyrocket in places where the unavailability of electricity has led to one of the country’s most devastating problems. This environmentally sustainable project will pay major dividends in the long run, raising literacy rates and access among the poor and saving precious funds spent on cash-guzzling fuel and noise-polluting generators.
Nearly, since our inception in 2001, we have maintained the sponsorship of all tuition and fees for Afghani girls and their teachers and school staff, as well as orphanage schools in Bangladesh and Nepal, and secondary schools in Ghana. In the Dominican Republic, we teach English to eager learners, also supporting STEAM educational programs among Chicago’s impoverished children, while outfitting its poor students with backpacks full of school supplies.