Blossom Hill Fellows continue to work on their innovative ideas to achieve breakthroughs for children from the Middle East whose everyday lives have been disrupted, uprooted or put on hold due to conflict
2017 Fellow Fereshteh Furough has achieved remarkable results with her first coding school for Afghan girls. Her students Fatema, Razia, and Munireh have developed and launched the "Afghan Backpack" mobile app. In collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism, this app will be scaled up to assist tourists in finding hotels, restaurants, historical places and outdoor parks in four major cities of Afghanistan. The app is available on Google Play. Congratulations to this creative team!
2017 Fellow George Batah launched a youth empowerment program for Syrian students in Damascus. This program supports students in their quest to apply to top universities around the world. Benefiting from the program’s one-on-one tutoring, the students scored anywhere from 1290 to 1490 on the SAT this year. One student obtained a perfect score on the SAT Math ll and Physics subject tests. George's students have applied and are waiting to hear back from colleges in early spring. We wish them all the best!
Blossom Hill would like to thank all of our donors for your continued support to Fellows like Fereshteh and George and to our Foundation’s quest to empower social entrepreneurs who want to improve the lives of children and youth affected by war and conflict in the Middle East.
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