(November 28, 2017, New York)
TAKREEM was founded to celebrate such Arab men and women who are each making history in their own way. Following Beirut, Doha, Manama, Paris, Marrakesh and Cairo, the 2017 TAKREEM Award Ceremony was held in Amman-Jordan on November 25, 2017 in presence of HM Queen Noor Al Hussein as well as members of The Hashemite Royal Family and more than 1000 invites from different parts of the world.
Jusoor was honored with the 2017 TAKREEM Humanitarian and Civic Services Award. Other laureates were the Arab American National Museum (for the Cultural Excellence Award), Mr. Ghanim Al-Muftah (for the Young Entrepreneur Award), Mrs. Maali Alasousi (for the Outstanding Arab Woman Award), Dr. Nahla Hwalla (for the Excellence in Education Award), Ms. Sarah Toumi (for the Environmental Development and Sustainability Award), Dr. Zohair Al Halees (for the Scientific and Technological Achievement Award), Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture (for the International Contribution to Arab Society Award), and Mr. Raymond Debbané (for the Corporate Leadership Award).
HRH Prince Sultan bin Salman, and Mrs. Melek El Nimer (Turkey) received a Special Distinction Award, and Mr. Maroun Semaan (Lebanon) was posthumously bestowed a Lifetime Achievement Award. The “Legacy Award” was given for the first time to the memory of HM King Hussein bin Talal.
Dania Ismail, Jusoor Co-Founder and Board Member received the award on behalf of Jusoor.
We are very honored to have been chosen for the Humanitarian and Civic Service Award by Takreem this year. Takreem is so much more than an award, it is an entire platform and network that shines the light on projects by Arabs all around the world. - Dania Ismail.
“The events that took place on November 25th and 26th have been inspiring to say the least. It is our pleasure to share the stage with the other laureates who have all contributed invaluably to Arab society and culture enrichment the world over.”
Jusoor is an NGO of Syrian expatriates helping Syrian youth realize their potential through programs in the fields of education, career development, and global community engagement.
Over the past six years, Jusoor has enabled nearly 500 university students to complete their degrees around the world. We have enrolled 3,500 children in its primary schools, giving them the gift of a basic education. It has employed 75 refugees in its schools in Lebanon, safeguarding a key part of the Syrian labor force and investing in refugee communities. And its entrepreneurship program has trained and inspired nearly 100 Syrian youth. By investing in these children and youth, Jusoor is preparing a generation of change agents to be able to return to Syria and play a role in rebuilding every sector of society, from healthcare to education to business to governmental institutions.