Making a difference in Syria and Iraq with the Student Project

Gabe Huck and Theresa Kabasak with students and teachers from the Iraqi Student Project

<p>Gabe Huck and Theresa Kabasak (top center-right) with students and teachers from the Iraqi Student Project.</p>

Gabe Huck and Theresa Kabasak (top center-right) with students and teachers from the Iraqi Student Project.

Gabe Huck and Theresa Kubasak have lived in Syria for the last seven years. In 2007 they initiated the Iraqi Student Project in an effort to to present scholarships as a form of reparations for the damage caused by the U.S.-led war in Iraq. So far 61 students have come to U.S. colleges with scholarships, and nine have graduated, with 20 more expected to graduate in 2013.

The presentation covers the beginning of the Iraqi Student Project, its extension into Syria, and the effects of the unrest in Syria on the program. Learn about the impact of the violence, the hopes of those displaced, and the efforts that Syrians have made to generate locally constructed alternatives.

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