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Celebrate Faris’s Perseverance in the face of challenges

His smile is contagious. Let us give Syrian youth a reason to smile by sending them Fari’s gift of education for a brighter future

Celebrate Faris’s Perseverance in the face of challenges

His smile is contagious. Let us give Syrian youth a reason to smile by sending them Fari’s gift of education for a brighter future

About The Fund

Faris Eid’s fund is established in honor of Faris’ 18th Birthday to celebrate diversity and promote the integration of persons with disabilities in their communities. To that end, the fund is a tribute to young Syrian women and men refugees and displaced or marginalized persons whose lives have been impacted directly or indirectly by a disability of an immediate family member.

The fund supports the high education aspirations of young Syrian men and women refugees and marginalized Syrians impacted by the Conflict.

The challenges a person with disability faces while living in the Middle East are enormous. Being disabled, or supporting a sibling or child with a disability is very difficult. This fund is therefore dedicated to those who persevere and never give up.

Faris Eid's Fund

Faris has been riding horses for the past 5 years
His name in arabic means the knight

Firas with his Mom

Faris with his Mom at the beach, which is one of his favorite places.

Fund Criteria

Faris Eid Fund supports Syrian refugee and displaced students in Higher Education.

The fund honors diversity by providing support to Syrian young women and men displaced or marginalized by the ongoing conflict in Syria.

Within this category, the fund supports:

  • Young women and men with disabilities.
  • Young women and men who must have an immediate family member (son, daughter, sister, or brother) with disabilities.
  • Beneficiaries could be seeking degrees in special education, speech therapy, audiology, physiotherapy, and occupational therapy for persons with disabilities to improve the quality of their life as provided for in the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CPRD) and optimize their enjoyment of these rights.

Meet Faris’s Parents Hani Eid and Hazar Jaber

Hani Eid and Hazar Jaber were born and raised in Syria. Both were born to middle class educated parents. Education was the only route for them. They moved to the United States to pursue higher education, both receiving Masters degrees in dentistry and health care.

Meet Faris

Few months after Faris, their first child was born, Hani Eid and Hazar Jaber began noticing his delays; he was not hitting most of his milestones. As a toddler, he walked later and never talked. After visiting many doctors, the couple realized that Faris has global, speech and cognitive delays. He had Cerebral Palsy. They realized that his path in life would be different, and definitely more difficult.

Nothing comes easy to Faris, he is the hardest working child among their three boys. The few words he is able to say now did not come easy. He has spent hundreds of hours of practice. He is happy and very observant, he loves trains and elevators; he also loves penguins. He captures the heart of everyone he meets.

Today Faris turns 18. In his honor, we decided to create this fund to celebrate diversity and extend love to those who like us continued to see the bright smiles of their different children. The fund will support students who were impacted by disability, students who have to take the harder route to reach their goal.

Faris
Faris when he was teenager
Faris when he was a kid

Faris when he was a kid

Faris when he was a kid

Faris with his family at beach

Celebrate Faris’s Perseverance in the face of challenges

Help us turn Faris’s challenges into a gift of education to Syrian refugee women and men whose lives were disrupted by the conflict and had to care for loved ones suffering from physical or mental disabilities.

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