"There's a stigma in Arab culture that failure is not accepted."
"Al-Tareeq’s mission is ambitious..."
"It’s about understanding how, if you're hit by adversity, you can get around it as opposed to retreating"
Al-Tareeq provides both refugees and private school students with unique, engaging, and relevant content in intensive summer bootcamps. Our private school programs focus on entrepreneurship, research & business skills, and leadership principles. These programs will be taught in English and are based loosely off of Babson College's’ entrepreneurship curriculum. The refugee programs, taught in Arabic, take more of a “problem-solving” approach in order to inspire the students to think how they can impact their specific communities through business, teamwork, and integrity. Our partner in these programs is Fikra 3al Mashi, an organization that has been integral to our success and one that we will continue to work with as we grow.
Our goal is to create a community of young leaders who aspire to give back to their communities by applying what they will learn in Al-Tareeq programs. That is why we strongly believe in establishing meaningful and sustainable partnerships with like-minded organizations. The growth of Al-Tareeq will be determined by the diversity and influence of our partners.
Education systems across the world too often fail to meet the needs of their students. Our courses will include business simulations, role plays, guest speakers, and a variety of teaching techniques to ensure our students are kept on their toes and remain eager to learn.
We held our first event at Babson College in October of 2015, and it was a great experience for all involved. Al-Tareeq volunteers informed 150 attendees about the differences of culture in Palestine, Syria, Lebanon, and Jordan, while everybody enjoyed high quality Arabic food from Boston’s Al-Wadi restaurant. Future events will serve to raise awareness and also connect past and prospective students.
Once programs have finished, students will have the opportunity to connect with each other and with our audience by blogging regularly. Students will also have access to all Al-Tareeq material in their own part of the website that is only available to those who have satisfactorily completed Al-Tareeq programs.