We fund programs, projects or products that aim to positively impact the lives of communities (children, youth, families, etc.) affected by conflict and war in the Middle East.
Refugee children live under unusual and difficult conditions with little or no access to technology that can improve their lives. With our innovative programs, we are reaching a wide range of children with groundbreaking technology that teach them literacy skills and improve their access to higher education.
Millions of refugee children are missing out on an education. Without an opportunity to learn, they risk becoming a lost generation with little chance for a better future. Through sustainable programs, our Fellows are working to ensure refugees can learn and develop the skills they need to succeed in life.
The development of the "whole child" from early childhood through adolescence is critical to long-term development and success of all children. Blossom Hill is committed to providing innovative initiatives for refugee children that will not only prepare them for learning and academic success, but empower them with life skills as they continue to live under difficult conditions.
For refugee youth whose education has been interrupted and ability to earn a livelihood undermined by war and conflict, the future is bleak. We are dedicated to empowering these youth to break from the cycle of poverty by offering innovative vocational training in computer skills, business entrepreneurship and language instruction.
Founder and Executive Director of The Syria Fund
Founder of Code to Inspire
Founder of Syrian Youth Empowerment
Manager of El Sistema Greece
Clinical Director of Project Lift
Founder of STEM United Project
Founder of ANKAA Project
Founders of Helping Hands
Founders of Re:Coded
Founder of Elena's Light
Blossom Hill seeks passionate, committed individuals with innovative ideas about how to improve the lives of war-affected children from the Middle East.
A Fiscal sponsor must be a U.S. registered 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization. Fiscal sponsors will be required to agree to manage and disburse funds to the Fellow according to the terms of the project.
After enabling 43 conflict-affected illiterate girls and young women to read and write and master tailoring skills to generate income last year, Blossom Hill Fellow Rahmatullah Hamraz recently inaugurated his second class of students. Over the next nine months, he will work with his students, who are internally displaced, to bring positive social change and alleviate poverty in their conflict-affected communities primarily through their empowerment. This program aims to raise the status of girls in poor families and communities by equipping them with the skills necessary to run their own businesses and become economically independent.READ MORE
Students at Blossom Hill Fellows Alexandra Clare and Marcello Bonatto's coding bootcamps are well into their courses and loving it! Here is what Siham Khanji, 23, UX/UI Design student from Lebanon has to say:
"After 3 months of learning and exploring, I am so excited to put all lessons into practice and build my first UX/UI project. We’ve practiced our lessons through Dlab and assignments, yet now things are different; we are going through the whole process
with a real-life scenario, which makes it a challenging experience.
During the capstone kick-off, we received the requirements, met our team members, and we
directly started with a brainstorming session to know our team better, understand the problem,
and start thinking about a solution. This will be the first project in our portfolio, and we will make
it rock! I am very excited about the end results of this capstone project not only to see what we -as a
team- can do but also I am excited to see other teams' projects."