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On June 29, in Athens, the Blossom Hill-El Sistema Greece Youth Orchestra performed their last concert of the season! Comprised of refugee and Greek children living in Athens, these young musicians joined forces with professionals from the Yale Alumni Chorus and Academica Athens Orchestra on the stage of the Greek National Opera during the 2019 […]

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Blossom Hill turns 10! Over the last decade, our Fellows have worked tirelessly to reach tens of thousands of refugee children and youth from the Middle East who have been affected by conflict and war. Their bold programs have allowed our beneficiaries to thrive, turning their hopes to reality. But even as we celebrate a […]

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For Syrian refugee children attending Blossom Hill Fellow Leyla Atik’ s art therapy center, the summer is turning out to be very busy. Following the successful homework support groups this past year, the program launched a summer school for Syrian refugees who will attend first grade in September. Designed as an accelerated preschool program, children […]

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Blossom Hill turns 10! Over the last decade, our Fellows have worked tirelessly to reach tens of thousands of refugee children and youth from the Middle East who have been affected by conflict and war. Their bold programs have allowed our beneficiaries to thrive, turning their hopes to reality. But even as we celebrate a […]

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Students participating in Blossom Hill Fellows Ahmad Rostami and Furogh Mirdad’s program in entrepreneurship training are thriving! Most recently, Zainab Amirzai, the Gold Medalist alumna of our 2016 Blossom Hill Fellowship, participated in the Elite Intervarsity Debate Tournament organized by Afghans for Progressive Thinking APT, where her team won the championship. She was given the […]

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For children in refugee camps in Greece, learning mostly comes in the form of informal education. To expose children to a science curriculum, Blossom Hill Fellow Erika Gillette has developed science kits that transcend language barriers. Science is a great way to support math and language instruction for children who have experienced interruptions in their […]

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