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


The current Gharsah School was started in May 2014 by Mohamad, Mai, Ola & Ali Aljounde.

It is located in Bekaa Valley – Al Marj – Lebanon.

The Gharsah School supports Syrian Refugee families in Lebanon with free child education. It also teaches adults on topics like gender equality and domestic violence. Our hope is to contribute to building a future Syria, based on the values of equality and justice

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

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