Rana Bader (Jordan)
Rana Bader fled conflict in Iraq in 2014 with her family to resettle in Amman, Jordan. She quickly became a community leader and a core team member at the Collateral Repair Project (CRP) community center as well as an important ambassador to the Iraqi refugee community. In 2016, Rana completed training programs that qualified her as an instructor for teaching Gender-Based Violence Awareness and Prevention and certified her to teach Mind-Body Medicine. A year later, she joined the CRP staff where she holds a unique position as program coordinator and trainer for teams in Youth Education and the Community Center. As a Blossom Hill Fellow, she launched SuperGirls, an after-school program that supports refugee girls with their academic and emotional development to ensure they remain engaged in school and broaden their horizons.
We fund programs, projects and 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.