Cooking a Home
Cooking a Home is a collection of personal stories detailing the lives and struggles of refugee Syrian women in Jordan, and a collection of their favorite Syrian recipes that help them maintain connection and relive memories of their lives in Syria. The book was written by Spanish philanthropist Pilar Cortada. SEO helped Cortada spread the stories of Syrian women by sponsoring the publication.
SEO empowered hundreds of Syrian entrepreneurs to design and implement their own projects through Project Mihaad. Aimed at capacity building and micro-finance, Project Mihaad administers online workshops focusing on managerial skills, non-profit management, and project financing for startups.
Project Mihaad held an entrepreneurship competition in 2014 to fund projects that showed exemplary management and promising operations. With your engagement and input, Project Mihaad awarded $10,000 to the winning project, the Youth Training and Employment Center. The project is a mobile computer lab based in Turkey that provides disabled Syrians in rehabilitation clinics with technical training and computer labs. With this training, the Center provides disabled Syrians with an opportunity to move towards self-reliance, providing them with a means of financial independence.
Al-Gherbal Magazine worked to spread news and promote free speech and independent media by covering stories in northern provinces of Syria. As a result of its work highlighting atrocities on the ground, the magazine has been constantly targeted by outsiders to suppress its operations. Despite these challenges, Al-Gherbal Magazine has sustained operations, and with your support, was able to fund printing and delivery expenses to help spread the word inside Syria.
Aleppo Media Centre
Aleppo Media Centre is a specialized news center serving Aleppo and its suburbs. SEO began in 2012 to coordinate the Aleppo Media center and provide technical and logistical support along with financial aid. The center produced and published news reports from Aleppo to the world and worked to develop a television series aimed at increasing public awareness about the civil uprising and providing guidance to the activist to avoid counter violence and chaos.
SEO launched “Neshama”, a polished and festive music album in December, 2012 highlighting the best musical pieces the Syrian Uprising has produced. SEO funded the development of this revolutionary musical album as a part of a bigger project that includes also a documentary movie about the role of music in the Syrian Uprising, and the obstacles that free musicians still face. Neshama album is a beautiful gift and a wonderful addition to any music collection. Get your copy of Neshama here. Net proceeds will be used for other SEO projects that support the Syrian people.