The problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue but that they are incomplete. They make one story the only story. The consequence of the single story is this: it robs people of dignity. When we reject the single story, when we realize there is never a single story about any place, we regain a kind of paradise.

-Ethical Storytelling

Create Opportunities for Syrian Kids

Are you ready to open up future opportunities for Syrian refugee kids? We’re really excited to be opening up a class dedicated to preparing our students for the important ninth-grade…

Student Highlight: Areej

When Areej’s homeroom teacher asked me how Areej is in class she was surprised I hadn’t labeled her as one of my troublesome students. I thought, “maybe a little aloof…

Blossoming

Ameena is one of my very favorite students. One of those who will stay in my heart forever, putting a smile on my face whenever I think of her. Ameena…

Rediscovering Destiny

One evening we sat with Asma, one of our beloved teachers, in her home with her husband and children. All of her children have attended Hope Learning Center and she…

Seven Ways to Support Refugees This Christmas

1. Fajr Beirut Our personal friends have collaborated with Lebanese artists to design these beautiful notebooks and we all have a few on our end tables at any given time.…

Building Emotional Resilience Through Art

We ducked into a large tent, carrying a plastic bag full of art supplies and were greeted by the smiling faces of a dozen squirmy children. After good mornings were…

For Brave Mothers Like Aisha

I first met Aisha a year and a half ago, when she was pregnant with her fourth child. I remember that day so vividly, it was my first time visiting…

Three Reasons We Believe in Holistic Care

Physical symptoms are often connected to deeper issues. The dictionary tells us that holistic medicine is “characterized by the treatment of the whole person, taking into account mental and social…

#WORLDREFUGEEDAY

As we come upon another World Refugee Day, we are reminded of how much work has been done over the last year. Cedars Network is growing in our staff members…

Game Day

Exams are over. *Sighs of relief* *Buzzing excitement* This week is the last week of class and today is Game Day at Tent of Joy! 85 students were split into…
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