We are a group of Jordanians helping kids and Syrian refugees in Jordan receive proper education. Ask Us Anything.
Sep 10th 2014 by scienceLeague • 20 Questions • 656 Points
Hi, we are Farah, Hamza, and Shorouq, and in 2011 we started the Scientific Culture Society which provides educational programs to public schools and underprivileged communities. Through our Fun Science Program we've worked with 300 Syrian refugee youth and over 500 public school students so far. Next we're taking this a step further and are about to launch the Science League.
The Science League is a program modeled after the boy scouts, where kids will be required to do science projects in order to earn badges. Through this we give these kids the freedom to explore themselves and work on their projects with their own hands, something not available for kids in Jordan, especially Syrian refugees.
We have already worked with Jordanian kids in the worst schools you could imagine! One time, a school principal refused to open up the school on a Saturday for us to give the kids a workshop, and asked for a bribe! Yes, sometimes, it does get that bad, but we manage.
Similar programs might be available to kids in rich countries, but not in Jordan, and the crises that neighboring countries are going through are not making things any easier.
We have a campaign page on indiegogo for The Science League but regardless we will still continue in our work with children in Jordan. Ask Us Anything!
EDIT3: Our artwork! http://imgur.com/a/iw0yR
- Do you feel that your program has helped so far?
- Does your organization take volunteers or hire American college graduates?
In any case, I think what you're doing is awesome, and I wish you guys the best! Education seems to be one of the most significant dividing factors in socioeconomic progression, and these children deserve a shot to earn a proper education towards a good future in which they can support their families and lead amazing lives that can make a difference in our society!
- So far, we feel we have made an impact with all the kids we could reach, but we need to help more in the future.
- Our org does offer internships and volunteers in any country if they happen to reside in Jordan atm or can help from outside Jordan. Our first internship student will arrive soon in Jordan from Sweden, so that's a yes.
Thank you so much for your support! Education is usually neglected and people seem to think there are more important things although it is the foundation of good, achieving, human beings!
A lot of religious people can't grasp evolution what so ever. It's like a different way for people to think about it with respect to their individual thoughts.
That's one of the problems we will have to struggle with in the program. Evolution is quite necessary for any student to know about, be it school or university students.