Loury's violin

$3,370 of $2,000 goal

Raised by 36 people in 30 months
Hi, I'm the founder of The Fuller Project for International Reporting , the women-run journalism organization that wrote about Loury and her  violin for the New York Times.

Loury's plight really brought home to us the way the war has hurt children. As a response to this story, someone is considering stepping forward to pay for her education. We are moved and now we want to use this campaign to bring music back to her life as well.

All funds will go towards getting Loury back on the path towards being a violinist and playing traditional Syrian music.  Loury needs a violin, lessons in a conservatory and help making up her $300/month salary that she will no longer earn if she goes back to school.

Ideally we would raise these funds by the summer, so the family could plan for Loury to start school in September.

Loury has been out of school for four years, and at 15 years old feels that she has no future and has lost her childhood to the t-shirt factory where she spends 10 hours a day.  This is a chance to change her life.  It would mean everything to her and the family to give her a few more years in school, to finish her studies, and to rekindle her passion for music.

We at The Fuller Project for International Reporting tell stories of women around the world. We would be incredibly touched and inspired by the opportunity to play a role in connecting Loury with a world that has not forgotten about girls like her.

Thank you so much, Christina, Founder, www.fullerproject.com
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Hi Everyone, exciting news that we have a violin for Loury (see photo)-- thanks to a wonderful Catherine Saumarez, of the UK, who packaged one up and mailed it to us. She has also offered to continue helping with additional strings and music as needed. We are so grateful to Catherine-- thank you!

And thanks to our more than 3 dozen people from around the world who stepped forward and donated their time and money to help get Loury back to school.

We are particularly appreciative of The Malala Fund, whose support for the reporting on Syrian school children helped us bring Loury's story to The New York Times.

We are preparing to deliver the violin and funds to Loury's family in coming weeks. If you would like to send a message of encouragement to Loury please do so here. We will read it aloud to Loury and our amazing, Arabic-speaking fellow Molly will translate it.

Loury will surely appreciate the support of your words, especially as events in Syria have taken a turn for the worst this past week.

Christina and FPIR www.fullerproject.com
violin arrived by courier!
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We are so excited at all the support building around helping Loury return to her passion for music and return to school. We have until April 24th to raise funds, and anything raised beyond our goal will go to supporting education for her brother, Jan (also in the video- cutting hair.) Please give, and stay tuned for updates, including photos and videos!! Thank you.
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A big thank you to all of our recent supporters! We just reached 75 percent of our goal thanks to you. We continue to share Loury's story and hope to reach our goal by April 24.
Loury listens to music at home
Loury at work
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Loury's violin has reached 52% of its goal. Thanks to Deborah, Jim and Tara.
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Anna Schimmel
30 months ago
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Hi! If NZ$50 per month would be enough to enable the young boy to go back to school I'd be able to commit to it on a long term basis. Ask them to get in touch and we'll work something out. Anna

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$3,370 of $2,000 goal

Raised by 36 people in 30 months
Created March 23, 2016
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$50
Taylor Royle
29 months ago
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We love you, Loury! Thanks for sharing your story.

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$50
Christina Bache Fidan
29 months ago
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Follow your dreams, my dear!

$50
Anonymous
29 months ago
$20
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29 months ago
$50
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29 months ago
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$10
Megan Trout
29 months ago

Harmony - music, family, community. Go Loury Go!

Anna Schimmel
30 months ago
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Hi! If NZ$50 per month would be enough to enable the young boy to go back to school I'd be able to commit to it on a long term basis. Ask them to get in touch and we'll work something out. Anna

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