Excelling through Training with Bousla

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Bousla for Training & Innovation, one of Syrian Forum's six institutions, is an independent civics training institution serving the Syrian population in areas of effective administration and good governance.

This month Bousla completed a training for water management in ‪‎Idlib, ‪‎Syria with 13 interns and carried out a needs assessment training with 20 interns and trainees.

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So far this year, Bousla completed 34 training courses, 24 projects, and benefited over 600 people.

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Rizk Placed over 5,000 Syrians in Jobs

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Rizk for Professional Development, one of the Syrian Forum's six institutions, provides Syrians with the opportunity to participate in programs which focus on professional development, job training, and job placement. Rizk is the first & the only ‎Syrian organization focusing on ‎professional development and ‎job placement for Syrians.

In 2015 Syrian Forum was able to secure over 3,000 jobs for Syrian men and women, helping bring in $16 million in renewable income that sustains the lives of 15,000 people, not one year, but every year for many years to come.

Rizk has found employment for more than 5,000 Syrians since its establishment in 2014. More than 30,000 individuals have benefited from the programs which Rizk administers in Turkey.

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See some of the jobs Syrians have been placed in through Rizk below.

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From Idleb to Chicago, Our Work Continues

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During the month of ‎Ramadan the Syrian Forum, participated in various activities throughout Syria and Turkey. Activities included distributing food in Aleppo and holding iftars for orphans in Istanbul as well as planning an iftar for more than 5,000 people in Darra, Syria.

In cooperation with Noour, Syrian Forum distributed approximately 12 tons of dates to more than 5,000 families in ‎Syria. The dates were distributed to those who have suffered most from displacement and took place in rural ‎Aleppo, ‎Idleb, and elsewhere.

Ihsan for Relief and Development, one of Syrian Forum's six institutions, also distributed 10,000 food baskets in Aleppo during the month of June.

Fener for Community Advancement, one of the Syrian Forum's six institutions, and Givelight Foundation planned together with Syrian Forum USA an Iftar for 400 orphans in Istanbul. The event included recreational competitions and the distribution of gifts and other fun games. The event was part of a campaign aimed at increasing social activity for orphans.

Syrian Forum USA is proud to announce the beginning of the US program which began in the Chicagoland area this July.  While the program is still in the initial stages of planning and implementation, we started the project by distributing food packages to Syrian refugee families in the west suburbs of Chicago. Staff was also honored to celebrate Eid with Syrian refugee families at Chuck E. Cheese in Naperville, Illinois. The children enjoyed playing games, eating pizza, and meeting Chuck E. Cheese himself! Syrian Forum USA provided each family with an Eid gift of visa cards.

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Below are photos from several events.

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Ramadan Food Distribution in Syria and the US

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This Ramadan the Syrian Forum has been working in many ways to assist Syrians around the world.  In Syria, the Syrian Forum worked with Noour, who donated dates, and then distributed them to more than 5,000 families in northern Hama, southern Idlib, and the western countryside of Aleppo. Approximately 12 tons of dates where delivered to families.

It was also a turning point for Syrian Forum USA, which provided one of it’s first projects in the US on July 3rd. Over the holiday weekend, we distributed over 10 boxes of food packages to Syrian refugees who recently arrived to the Chicagoland area. Families will use the food packages for their Eid celebrations.

Many other projects have been taking place and we continue to expand our programs in Turkey, Syria, and now the US. Follow us on Facebook for more updates!

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Ihsan for Relief and Development helps child development

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Photo of phrases adorn walls at children's center

Ihsan for Relief and Development, one of the Syrian Forum's six institutions, recognizes the importance of personal growth and individual development of children. That's why they offer activities in psychological, social, educational, and recreational support in Aleppo‬ and elsewhere.

Raising children to be physically and psychologically healthy and sound requires a certain kind of education which focuses on respecting the opinions of others and an appreciation of all cultures and people. One activity the children participate in is writing down meaningful phrases like these and adorning the walls at a children's center in the town of Dara Aza Brive in Aleppo.

Ihsan offers psychosocial support, educational activities, and recreational and sports activities for children  between 6-18 years old.