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Blossom Hill Fellow George Batah co-founded Syrian Youth Empowerment (SYE) to help Syrian students and refugees gain admissions and scholarships from top universities around the world. This year alone, SYE helped students receive admission and full scholarships totaling $4.5 MM in 6 countries at top universities such as Harvard, Stanford, Dartmouth, Smith, McGill University, University […]

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On Refugee Day, Blossom Hill recognizes the unimaginable difficulties displaced children face as a result of war and conflict. Founder and Executive Director Shiva Sarram is on the ground today visiting children in refugee camps in Athens. These children are reclaiming lost childhoods and learning to cope with the trauma of displacement through our music […]

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Shiva Sarram, was honored at the 2019 Women of Distinction Awards sponsored by YWCA in Darien as a change maker who is putting refugee children on a path to a better future. Through unique programs in child development, education, vocational initiatives and technology, Blossom Hill is implementing its vision of a world where children affected […]

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Blossom Hill held its annual Farm to Fork dinner last week celebrating ten years of achievements in making breakthroughs for conflict-affected children. Founder and Executive Director Shiva Sarram opened the night’s program by recounting the impact the trauma of war has on children’s wellbeing and rights. Today, with 31 million children forcibly displaced around the […]

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Shiva Sarram, Founder and Executive Director of Blossom Hill, was recently interviewed by Katie Augustyn on her hopes and goals for children affected by war and conflict. Working towards peace through innovation, Blossom Hill runs a Fellowship Program that supports individuals who implement bold innovative programs that give children the opportunity to become leaders in […]

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Blossom Hill Board Members and staff gathered for their Annual Retreat to review the new round of Fellowship Applications for the 2019-2020 cycle. This year, we received competitive applications for innovative initiatives that can transform the lives of refugee children. But we cannot fund all of them. Please consider making a donation now to ensure the […]

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During the first half of 2019, Blossom Hill Fellow Ragheb Al-Fakhouri took his Blossom Hill Basketball Teams to basketball courts where they played more than 30 matches. Refugee and Jordanian children learned life skills including how to be good team members, take responsibility, and contact others in the right way. In many ways, the skills […]

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