Timeline


  July 2013: Project Amal ou Salam is founded and staff begin planning for its pilot summer camp.

  August 2013: Project Amal ou Salam’s pilot summer camp in southern Turkey reaches over 500 children.

  March 2014: 28 graduate students travel to Turkey with George Mason University’s Center for World Religions, Diplomacy, and Conflict Resolution to work with 600 kids in Istanbul, Gaziantep, Reyhanli, and Yayladagi in partnership with Project Amal ou Salam.

  March 2014: 20 volunteers travel to Jordan to run a week-long summer camp for over 1,000 children in Irbid, Jarash, and Mafrak

  April 2014: Project Amal ou Salam starts supporting schools in Syria – in Damascus, Aleppo, and Idlib – and in Turkey and Jordan. Children at these schools receive school supplies and Project Amal ou Salam assists the schools in paying their rent.

♡  August 2014: 20 graduate students travel to Turkey with George Mason University’s Center for World Religions, Diplomacy, and Conflict Resolution to work with 600 kids In Istanbul, Gaziantep, Reyhanli, and Guvecci in partnership with Project Amal ou Salam.

  August 2014: Project Amal ou Salam brings 30 volunteers from all over the world together in Lebanon to run a 5-day summer camp for 1,000 children in Beqaa and Shatila.

  September 2014: Project Amal ou Salam begins fully funding the school in Jarash, Jordan. For $1,300 a month, 60 children are able to regularly attend school.

  October 2014: Representatives from Project Amal ou Salam conduct Eid celebrations and activities in Surouj, Turkey, for more than 1,000 Kurdish refugee children recently arrived from Kobani, Syria.

  October 2014: Project Amal ou Salam begins supporting a school for Syrian children in Guvecci, Turkey, and supporting kids’ activities in Idlib, Syria.

  February 2015: Representatives of Project Amal ou Salam organize art workshops for kids in the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan.

  March 2015: Project Amal ou Salam brings 30 volunteers from all over the world together in Jordan to run a 5-day summer camp for 700 children in Irbid and Jarash.

  March 2015: 20 graduate students travel to Turkey with George Mason University’s Center for World Religions, Diplomacy, and Conflict Resolution to work with 600 kids In Istanbul, Gaziantep, Reyhanli, and Guvecci in partnership with Project Amal ou Salam.

  April 2015: Project Amal ou Salam’s work in Syria expands to Aleppo, where volunteers run art workshops for kids with disabilities.

  June 2015: Project Amal ou Salam’s team in Aleppo, Syria run arts and sports activities at The Dar al Moumayizoun orphanage.

  June 2015: Project Amal ou Salam sponsors a Ramadan football tournament organized by the Fikrah team in Jordan.

  August 2015: Project Amal ou Salam brings 25 volunteers from all over the world together in Lebanon to run a 5-day summer camp for 1,000 children in Beqaa and at the Basmeh & Zeitooneh school in Shatila.

  August 2015: Nousha Kabawat, Founder and Director of Project Amal ou Salam, speaks at the Global Forum for Youth Peace and Security hosted by the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and the United Nations about Project Amal ou Salam and the role of education and psycho-social projects in empowering Syrian children and youth.

  September 2015: Project Amal ou Salam’s transitional school for Syrians in Jerash, Jordan successfully enrolls 18 kids into a formal Jordanian school in grade 1 and 12 kids into a formal Jordanian school in grades 2,3, 4 and 5.

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