OUR BEGINNING

Since the Syrian war began in 2011, over 5 million people have fled Syria to neighboring countries, and millions more are displaced inside their country. It has been called "the biggest humanitarian and refugee crisis of our time" by UNHCR's High Commissioner, Filippo Grandi. Families suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, many men and women are prohibited from working, and thousands of children are unable to attend school.

Cedars Network began as a small group of people distressed by the situation in Syria. They saw the destruction caused by the war and heard first-hand stories of men, women, and children who lost their homes, their family members, and the lives they once knew. They sought to address individual and community needs holistically, encouraging healing and wholeness for the body, mind, and soul of those devastated by war and haunted by trauma. They set out to build a network of dynamic teams to empower these Syrian communities to thrive through development projects in the sectors of education, medicine, business, and infrastructure.

OUR VISION

To see flourishing communities among marginalized peoples throughout the Middle East and North Africa

OUR MISSION

Empowering communities to flourish through holistic development projects

OUR CORE VALUES

Our core values represent who we are and how we desire to engage communities through our projects.

Community

We are committed to investing in communities for the sake of long-term revitalization.

Empowerment

We value equipping individuals to take responsibility for their own well-being as well as to contribute to the well-being of their community.

Cultural Sensitivity

We respect the culture of the communities we engage in by seeking to understand differences, suspend judgment, and conduct ourselves in such a way that builds trust.

Excellence

We strive to excel in every aspect of our work and continually look for ways to improve.

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