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Coronavirus Crushing Impact on Small Business

If we take a quick look on our micro projects, we can instantly notice the dreadful reality which reflects the case of a whole society. With the start of the lock-down, shops (besides pharmacies and supermarkets) were completely banned from opening, just like public transportation, which means that the majority of our project owners had stopped working, and consequently couldn't provide for their families for approximately two months, meanwhile due

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Samira Kattaa-Aljabal: Resilience in times of lockdown

Samira now is still optimistic about the upcoming days, next month she will be able to reopen again, of course she is planning from now about all the precautions she is going to apply to make sure that the place is sanitized and safe for her customers.

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Good News for our students, Study Zone is back!!

Although two months in lockdown set the Study Zone family apart, but for the busy bees working in the study zone centers around Syria it was not a wasted time! 

On the contrary, some of the zones like in Damascus branch and Al-Mahatta in Homs, made a good use of the lockdown to work on new decorations for different corners in the study spaces to create new, more positive and modern space for the students, who recently started visiting their favorite place to study and prepare for their end-year exams. 

It’s worth to mention that during the lockdown, the Study zone staff did not lose the hope on reunion with their pioneer students, and they transferred some of their activities to the social media platforms to keep their contact with the students while keeping a social distance for the safety of everyone.

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Surviving Schools’ Closure... a new challenge to face!!

Wrapping up the second semester of 2020 with many questions rising about the future of education after Covid-19 pandemic spread. while our schools were excited to embark the second semester with lots of educational plans and activities, the educational process had faced an abrupt end to the Covid-19 rapid outbreak. However, schools were working diligently to utilize the fund in the best way

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Visiting our Homework Room friends

On the 13th and 14th of May, the team of Homework Room (supported by Saint Nicholas foundation), distributed 100 packages of hygienic and food basic materials to the families of children. In Addition to an educational toy that the children can solve-play with to spend some useful time while being in home quarantine. 

The children were very excited to see their teachers again after a long time and expressed how much they miss spending time in the center with their friends. 

As we still struggle daily just like the rest of the world because of the COVID-19 situation, the high livelihood expenses have put heavy burdens on the families to provide the needs of their children despite all the difficulties (high prices, accessibility, risk of going out).

Saeed Yeghya, an 8-years-old student shared with us his daily routine at home: “during my time at home, I help my mom with home chores and I even started learning a new language, I became more cautious about washing my hand more frequently.”

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Rita’s journey: a story of limitless ambitions

“My ambitions are limitless” she says, “ I’m looking forward for the future, I have a lot of dreams to make true, sketch’s to execute, a Syrian imprint in the fashion domain, and I want to achieve them in my country and for my country ” the Syrian designer strongly believes in the local talents and the hand skills of the Syrian women in particular “

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Coronavirus’ global spread could be the final straw that will burst an urgent humanitarian crisis in the war-torn country