Welcome to Gharsah Sweden!

(Gharsah is the Arabic word for sprout)

Gharsah Sweden is is a non-governmental organization founded to financially support the Gharsah School – a refugee school in Lebanon.

The school was founded and is run by Mohamad Aljounde and his family, now living in Älmhult.

For his work Mohamad received the International Children’s peace price in 2017.

Welcome to learn more about us and be part of making a change.

The School


Gharsah school was established in 2014 in the Bekaa region of Lebanon by a group of Syrian activists and multidisciplinary professionals wishing to contribute to alleviating the multiple hardships of Syrian refugees through educational, Psychosocial, and civil empowerment for children, adolescent, and women. And it is located in Bekaa Valley – Al Marj – Lebanon.

Mohamad and his family contacted Syrian activists and education professionals in Lebanon and Germany.
They gathered donations and started the school in a tent. By winning a prize and with grants from Molham Volunteering Team they were able to build a real school in May 2014. Further funding was supplied for a year by Trócaire and Cafod.

Now we are in dear need for new support to keep the school open.

Movie about the school


Empower Syrian Refugee Women, Children, and Adolescent girls in Bekaa, Lebanon to actively engage in improving their own capacities; and to strengthen women’s roles within their own families and beyond in an environment free of gender based and domestic violence while both women and children are equipped with the potential of contributing to building a future.



Syrian Refugee Women, Children and Adolescent girls in Bekaa, Lebanon enjoy equal opportunities enabling them to achieve their maximum potential in life with appropriate educational and personnel capacities, and support from their communities.


Help Us


The school is run exclusively by project funds and donations made by non-governmental organizations and private persons.

In order to secure the children’s schooling we need continuity in the economy situation.

Monthly donations are the best way to support.

300 SEK (approximately 30 €) secures schooling of a child for one month – all donations are welcome.


Make monthly donations via autogiro. Simply go into your bank account, in autogiro look for the receiver Gharsah Sweden. Once asked for a giver number fill in your Swedish personal number.

        One time donations via your bank & bankgironumber 5043-4620


One time donations via Swedish telephone app
Swish 123 354 0671


Or via gofundme https://www.gofundme.com/gharsah-school-for-syrian-kids?member=399072


 Once donated with any of the above options download our gift
card and complete it with some personal wishes.
The picture is drawn by one of the children of the school. 


We can all contribute in different ways, collect with your friends at school, fundraise by running a marathon etc. Only imagination sets boundaries.

Contact us for more information. 

About us

Gharsah Sweden is a non-profit organization founded around our local ”kids-rights youngster” Mohamad Aljounde in Älmhult April 2018.

Our main task is to keep his refugee school in Lebanon from having to close down.

It is a platform to make it easy for you to help to contribute to this important cause.

The organization consists of our Älmhult members and a team of teachers and organizers in Lebanon.

fifteen teachers in a group portrait who are all working for the refugee school Gharsah in Lebanon
Ola Aljounde | Substitute. Here with the team of teachers and organizers in Lebanon