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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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As part of her holistic child protection program, Blossom Hill Fellow Leyla Akca recognizes the importance of healthy development of children. Her child protection program designs and organizes information sessions and recreational days in which children are encouraged to engage in developmentally appropriate physical activities that enhance their learning and growth in social, emotional and […]

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Blossom Hill Fellow Ragheb Al Fakhouri took his basketball team — composed of refugees from the Middle East and local Jordanians — to the American School in Amman recently to watch an official match. They also enjoyed playing with the new students they met there. With each week, the team players are quickly honing up […]

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Blossom Hill Fellow Dimitra Raftopoulou’s second session of the beginner’s refugee orchestra is in full swing. The orchestra is more solidified with students having developed meaningful relationships among themselves and with their Greek peers. The sense of social inclusion comes through in their improved sound quality. The orchestra is composed largely of refugees from Syria, […]

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