Karam Welcome Letter

Karam Welcome Letter

Andrew Todd Marcus

Dear Students,

We are so excited you are part of the Innovating Across Boundaries program. Through this project, you will connect with other students who are Syrian refugees in Turkey and learn together about coding and robotics. You will get to use tools like 3D printers to make your very own projects come to life over the next few weeks.

Innovating Across Boundaries is a program of the Karam Foundation and is supported by the Stevens Initiative, a program that connects young people in the United States and the Middle East and North Africa. The Initiative was created with support from the U.S. Department of State and several governments, foundations, and companies, to honor Ambassador Chris Stevens, an American diplomat who was killed in an attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, in 2012. Ambassador Stevens dedicated his career to building bridges of dialogue and understanding between cultures. This project is a special opportunity to carry on Ambassador Stevens’s legacy.

Wherever we live, our communities are part of an increasingly interconnected world. Learning with your peers across the world in this program will help prepare you to work with individuals from different places and backgrounds throughout your future careers and as you participate in and become leaders in your society.

Thank you for joining us in this special program, and have fun!


The Stevens Initiative Team