Enjoy a meal,
help Syrian refugee children establish roots in Jordan

April 14th 5-8pm at the Common Roots Homestead – RSVP Requested

dine-in and take-out available! – menu

Two roots for refugees team members rolling pita bread in a kitchen. Three students at the Azraq Center in Jordan.

April 14th


at the Common Roots Homestead

Join us for a night of conversation and tasty food at Common Root's rustic homestead.

Dine in and take out available!

menu RSVP

RSVP requested

About the Project

Last March, our team of five had the opportunity to visit Jordan as a part of an undergraduate course at Champlain College. We loved watching sunrises in the Wadi Rum, visiting mosques in Amman, and exploring the ancient ruins scattered across the country, but the most impactful part of our trip was visiting the Azraq Education Center.

Based in Azraq, a tiny town on the outskirts of Jordan, the center provides life changing education and services to Syrian refugee children who have been forced to flee their homes due to conflict. From the moment we stepped foot on their beautiful campus, the students flocked around us, wanting to show their state of the art classrooms and shaded play structures. We spent much longer than anticipated that day laughing with the kids and listening to the center’s staff enthusiastically describe the various programs and services they are able to provide for their community.

When we returned to Burlington, we wanted to support the centers mission. Along with other initiatives, we have started hosting a bi-annual popup dinner to raise funds to donate.

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Champlain College students and Azraq Center students chatting and standing on the Azraq Center campus. Roots for Refugees volunteer standing on a slade with Azraq Center students. Azraq Center faculty member holding fresh produce he grew for the kids. Azraq Center students playing basketball.

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