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    3 million Syrian children in refugee camps don’t have access to education.

    We now have a way to change that from our computers.

    There are three ways that you can help:
#LearnSyria began as a short-term campaign to raise funds and gather learning content for displaced Syrian children without access to education. Thanks to the overwhelming support of thousands of contributors, #LearnSyria has grown into an ongoing project. It now spans multiple countries and partner organization, with efforts expanding each day.
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Millions of Syrian children in refugee camps don’t have access to education.

We now have a way to change that from our computers.

There are three ways that you can help:

Choose how you will help and join the movement:
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Meet Sabah:

“I want to build myself with education because if I do it will be easy to build my country and go back to my city and open new schools to help my country stand up again.”

Sabah is seventeen-years-old and is studying to learn English to pursue her dreams.

Meet Mohammed:

“My dream is to become an electrical engineer like my dad. One of my dreams is to build, and I can make some designs. I want to learn more about engineering and I want people to help teach me how to become an engineer. ”

Mohammed is twelve-years-old and is in the eighth grade. He is from Aleppo.

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    Millions of children like Sabah and Mohammed want to learn but don't have the tools they need.

    If you could give 30 minutes to help fix this, would you?

The Syrian Kids Foundation in Turkey and Theirworld in Lebanon are using Rumie Tablets preloaded with learning materials.





Syrian children need more devices and more learning resources - this is where you come in.



Option 1:
Donate Time

Our teacher partners on the ground have requested great free learning tools in areas relevant to Syrian children. But the internet is chaotic and they don’t know where to start in finding, evaluating, and organizing the right digital learning tools.

This is where YOU come in. We’ve developed the Rumie LearnCloud, a platform we can work collaboratively to give these teachers and children the tools they need. And best of all, everything on the LearnCloud is freely available to anyone, from anywhere, and at anytime.

Help find and organize learning resources in subjects that Syrian children want to learn. You don't need to know Arabic to contribute - they need English learning resources too.

Click below to see how this works.

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Option 2:
Donate Money

Each Rumie tablet is a portable library that contains Rumie's educational software and an entire curriculum of content. Everything works offline so that no internet is required, and the tablets collect analytic data and can be recharged with solar power. And each tablet costs less than the average high school textbook.

Your support will help us perfect the technology solution that not only brings digital education to children in Syrian refugee camps today, but will also be used to transform education for around one billion children around the world who don't receive a quality education.

Rumie will issue tax receipts for donations made from Canada or the US.



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Option 3:
Spread the word!


Lots of people want to help with the Syrian refugee crisis but don’t know how. Spread the word so more people can join a movement to change the world with technology - without having to leave your home or pull out your wallet.

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Stories

  • Sabah
    Sabah, 17

    “I want to build myself with education because if I do it will be easy to build my country and go back to my city and open new schools to help my country stand up again.
    Rumie’s initiative is not only very generous, it’s also genius.
    Tablets are amazing educational tools because the best way to learn is always to have fun; and the tabs are more than fun to use! Whether students are in grade 1 or 12, using a tab can make their study-time much more enjoyable and thus more productive. No matter how good teachers are, I think students always prefer to learn by seeing by themselves, by discovering on their own, and that’s exactly what the Rumie tabs can help them do."

  • Ahmad
    Ahmad, 19

    “I’m lucky Al Salam School got me a teacher assistant part-time job when I was in 12th grade. For many young Syrian refugees, things aren’t so simple… Most have to work to help their families, so either they never go to school, or they go for a couple weeks and then give up when they realize they can’t work and study at the same time. Seriously, Syrians are strong, they can work and study at the same time but the problem is that work shifts and school periods always overlap…. I think that the tablets can help many students who face this dilemma. Students won’t have to choose between school and money because the tablets will allow them to study at home, at the hours that suit them, after or before work. And they wouldn’t feel abandoned because technically they’d still be students, they’d have a clear curriculum to follow but they’d just study from home and only go to school when they’d have to.”

  • Shahed
    Shahed, 15

    “I really want to thank Rumie for their gift. Many organisations come here and give us games and stuff like that but it’s the first time we get something like tablets. I’m a very happy girl, all my family is safe and I have tons of friends, but I know that many children, especially the younger ones could use an extra moral boost… The tablets can really put a smile on some Syrian refugee kids, I think they’d feel like they are just like any other kid in this world, like they deserve to play and study on cool tablets too.”

  • Amr
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    Amr, 18

    “Learning the English language is very important because I will be a doctor.”

  • Samah
    Samah, 18

    "Understanding political science is important to us because it can help Syrian refugees. Of course, it won’t end the war, but this understanding will open many doors to us: whether it has to do with education or with the internal administration of Syria. My dream is to be a part of this administration, by being a government leader."

  • Batool
    Batool, 16

    “I want to be a journalist, so I’m preparing myself for the TOEFL exam. The people in Syria have many stories and thousands of words to say.”

  • Mohammed
    Mohammed, 12

    “My dream is to become an electrical engineer like my dad. One of my dreams is to build, and I can make some designs. I want to learn more about engineering and I want people to help teach me how to become an engineer. ”

  • Raghaa
    Raghaa, 17

    “My home, my school and my neighborhood were destroyed. My dream is to become a doctor because it’s a noble job and I love to help people. Passing the TOEFL will help me achieve my dream.”

Join our movement

Empower Syrians to rebuild their country.



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