With so much bad news around us, one welcomes the occasional good news, the signs of hope that inspire many of us to keep moving forward.

This Spring, we at LE.O celebrate the graduation of 14 students from within our community, from High School all the way through to Ph.D. programs.

The challenges these young under resourced Palestinians overcame in pursuing their education, are beyond what most of us can imagine. They have not only exceeded all expectations but have also thrived in the process.

For example: Some of the graduates were Commencement speakers, many graduated with High Honors, and many received scholarships to continue their educations. Some of them took advantage of work opportunities in- between degrees, and others landed full-time Work- experience opportunities with fortune 500 companies.

They come from: Wavel, Burj Al Barajneh and Al Badawi camps, the Bakaa and Beirut, Lebanon. Zarqa and Amman, Jordan. Al- Arroub camp, Hebron, Nablus, Tulkarm and Ramallah, Palestine.

The Graduates


Graduated from High School, moving on to a Liberal Arts college in the U.S. to pursue her undergraduate education.


Completed their Bachelor's Degrees: two of them moving on to Ph.D. programs, one will be working as a nurse, one is working with a refugee NGO (both in Lebanon). We have one working as a teacher in Palestine, and one female working in the construction industry, one is working at the Mechanical Engineering department of a university, and one continuing on to a Master's program in I.T.


Have graduated with their Masters's Degrees: one is now with an Accounting firm, one with a Chemical Engineering firm, and one in a Biomedical startup.


Medical doctor: he will be taking up his residency in General Surgery this Summer.


Ph.D. recipient soon to be employed by McKinsey.

This is who LE.O is and what we do. A volunteer organization established and run by students, led by the founder Deya’ Leonard Dresner, and guided by our boards. We have proven that our successes are driven by our unique holistic approach. We care for each other on an individual basis, focusing also on Soft Skills development and Critical Thinking skills. Supporting and guiding each other throughout every level of education. Through this thoughtful method they will not only achieve their full potential but also thrive in the process, altering their future prospects forever.

We wish to offer all of you who believe in us and support us our heartfelt appreciation for all you have done to make our education possible. You have gifted us a life-changing tool that will always be treasured.

In Appreciation,