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Dimitra Raftopoulou’a El Sistema Greece -Blossom Hill Youth Orchestra is not just another youth orchestra. It consists of young musicians, including refugees from different countries, who share a passion for music! The next and last concert of the season is on June 29th at Nostos Festival with Yale Alumni Choir and Academica Athens State Orchestra. […]

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Teachers from Blossom Hill Fellow Lexi Shereshewsky’s Early Childhood Center in Azraq, Jordan completed their Montessori training. They found Montessori’s holistic approach to the development of the “whole child” — cognitive, emotional, social, and physical — inspiring and innovative especially in the context of refugee children. The method is based on self-directed activity, hands-on learning […]

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One of the most effective ways of reducing prejudice between different groups is dialogue. Through effective communication, groups learn to tolerate differences and more importantly discover that people have more in common than they are different. Recently, Blossom Hill Fellow Leyla Atik started a project that aims to bring children from myriad backgrounds living in […]

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Blossom Hill Fellow Ahmad Wali Rostami and his team recently won a $5,000 Prize at the Afghan Shark Tank 2019. The U.S. Embassy in Kabul organized a series of workshops on “U.S. Exchange Program Alumni Entrepreneurship” in which more than 100 Afghan alumni participated and pitched their business ideas to embassy officials and investors. Workshop […]

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At the University of Pennsylvania’s 25th Reunion Signature Symposium “Champion Your Life: Stories of Inspiration and Innovation from the Class of 1994,” Shiva Sarram shared her life trajectory after college and how she embarked on her philanthropic journey with Blossom Hill. “It was really an honor to speak on a panel with so many inspiring […]

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