A young girl sits with Elmo at an informal tented settlement in Jordan.
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A Chicago foundation awarded $100 million Wednesday to two New York-based organizations to help educate millions of Syrian refugee children through home visits, learning centers and local versions of the educational program "Sesame Street".The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation announced Sesame Workshop and the International Rescue Committee as joint winners of a competitive grant program aimed at solving critical problems. An estimated 1.5 million children will receive in-person services, organization officials said.Officials with both Sesame, a nonprofit group with about a $117 million budget, and IRC believe it's one of the biggest grants of its kind.The International Rescue Committee is a humanitarian organization founded in 1933 that works in dozens of countries.
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