Sarrah Nomanbhoy co-founded Marhub International to eliminate barriers for refugees seeking pathways to safety and the chance to rebuild their lives. Marhub’s digital platform enables refugees to navigate bureaucracy and connect with assistance through a reliable and empathetic chatbot. At the same time, the platform helps organizations responding to refugee needs expand their reach, build capacity, and improve services through user feedback. In the past year, Marhub’s chatbot Mona helped 15,000 refugees navigate pathways to safety and connect with legal assistance. With the support of the Blossom Hill Foundation in the coming year, Marhub plans to expand its reach to serve forced migrants in new languages and geographies, and to empower organizations on its platform to improve the speed and quality of their response.
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.