Hands Up for Syria Appeal – one year anniversary

8 May 2017

The Hands Up for Syria Appeal, which ended on 9 May 2016, raised £8,259,682 for Save the Children, the International Rescue Committee and the UN Refugee Agency UNHCR, to be spent on educating children and young people in Syria and surrounding countries.

Syrian Immigrants Help Make America Great. Don't Turn Them Away

1 February 2017

The Foundation’s Chairman Mr Wafid Rida Saïd has written an article in Time.com in response to the decision of the new President of the United States to introduce orders temporarily banning all refugees an

Rhodes Trust, Oxford University, Scholarships

Rhodes Scholarships awarded in partnership with the Saïd Foundation

29 November 2016

The Saïd Foundation is delighted to announce that three new Rhodes scholars have been selected to receive the prestigious Rhodes Scholarships in Syria, Jordan, Lebanon and Palestine.

Saïd Foundation announces a new partnership with INSEAD

10 June 2016

The Saïd Foundation, has just announced a new partnership with INSEAD, one of the world’s leading and largest graduate busines

The Rhodes Trust and Saïd Foundation announce two new scholarships

10 June 2016

The Said Foundation is delighted to announce an

Saïd and Asfari Foundations’ Hands Up for Syria Appeal raises £7,995,856 for education for Syria’s children

10 May 2016

Wafic Saïd announcing the total raised by the Hands Up For Syria Appeal

Annual Dinner and Alumni Award Ceremony 2016

9 May 2016

The Saïd Foundation’s Annual Dinner and Alumni Award ceremony took place on Saturday 23 April at the Hurlingham Club in London.  The dinner was attended by friends and partners of the Foundation, scholars from Syria, Palestine, Lebanon and Jordan who are being supported for postgraduate studies a

Saïd Foundation Alumni Achievement Prize 2016

9 May 2016

The Saïd Foundation Alumni Achievement Prize for 2016 was presented to Syrian alumna Nadine Kaadan by Chairman, Wafic Said, at the Foundation’s annual dinner in April 2016. Nadine was supported by the Foundation in 2012/13 for an MA in Illustration at Kingston University.



5 February 2016

The Said Foundation and the Asfari Foundation are holding an appeal in aid of education for Syrian children and young people in Syria and neighbouring countries.

Thank you video from Khaled Hosseini

10 September 2015

Khaled Hosseini, the bestselling author of the Kite Runner, is a Goodwill Envoy for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. In the video below he thanks the trustees of the Said Foundation for extending their support to the UN Refugee Agency UNHCR.