• Tabshoura Kindergarten

    Is a free trilingual e-learning platform for KG1, KG2 and KG3, based on the Lebanese curriculum.

  • Tabshoura Middle School

    Is a free trilingual e-learning platform for the middle school. The program is based on the new Lebanese curriculum.

  • Tabshoura STEAM

    S.T.E.A.M. stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Maths. It’s a project-learning based system, which means that children will no longer learn through specific courses but rather through projects.

  • Wirash

    Wirash enhances the creativity and potential of each child. New ways of teaching such as acting or drawing workshops are shaped by the personality of each child and their interactions.

Empowering Vulnerable Communities

Lebanese Alternative Learning is an NGO which aims to develop alternative educational resources through technology and creative interventions. A network of educators, education technology experts, artists and communication specialists are working together to enhance teaching methods and practices in Lebanon. Our priority is to empower vulnerable communities and ensure all children receive an engaging and effective learning experience and avoid school dropouts.

AWARDS

2750

Students

41

Content Developpers

16

Educational Centers

50

Volunteers

Volunteering

  • I really like the idea behind this project because I believe that the current learning system presents difficulties on many levels, especially with the increase in internet use and technology. In addition, I personally know how helpful online studying is, as I wouldn’t have come this far without the online resources I used.

    Perla Chamoun
  • I came to the realization that being called a nerd for answering most of the questions people asked me didn’t make me feel bad at all. On the contrary, it made me happy, eager to watch more documentaries and read books outside my major. In some debates, people would approach and start talking to me about things that I wouldn’t have imagined knowing of if it weren’t for my intense curiosity to understand the world. And all of this thirst to engulf information and link beautiful facts about how things operate and how matter interacts with one another came from books. So, I understand the importance of showing people knowledge through books, movies or activities. I understand that pictures in books aren’t bad at all. They tickle the brain and make sure it doesn’t forget them. So to speak, I would love to be part of something that would allow me to share my knowledge and learn from people so we’d all know the right answers to the questions and be able to ask the right questions about the world. Most importantly, I’d love to reach out to kids and people who aren’t as privileged as I was to attain books for their questions.

    Muhammad Ali Haidar
  • When I read about this volunteering opportunity, it really clicked for me. The need for more interactive learning in public schools is huge and this is coming from a student who graduated from one. I am very interested in content development in biology because I’m very passionate about it and want the youth to see how beautiful it is. On the long term, this kind of education will help them aspire to build unconventional careers in research and science. I would also love to do activities with children when available. I can’t wait to start working on this!

    Soheila Shourbaji
  • Don’t let school get in the way of your education.

    I recently graduated from Duke University with a B.A. in Global Cultural Studies, Education, and Documentary studies. Growing up with a strictly scientific and engineering formation, I was quickly disillusioned with corporate modes of social change. After working with public schools on incorporating technology into education, I realized that change starts from within people, rather than the machines they used.
    I now have dedicated my life to providing open access education for all, and Lebanese Alternative Learning is at the cutting edge of this work in Lebanon.

    Mohamad Chamas
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    Karam Sarieddine
  • Hi I’m Francesco. I’m from Italy but I currently live in the Netherlands. I’m very glad to have the opportunity to be in this amazing country and volunteer with LAL. I was welcomed by an incredibly motivated and stimulating team. I hope to learn much from them and help realize the dream of accessible quality education for all.

    Francesco Nardone
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    Layla Kiefel
  • “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man how to fish and you feed him for a life time”.
    Maimonides

    I’m an undergraduate student studying international development at McGill university. I was welcomed by an amazing team that are motivated to better the education system. Working with the team on a fundraising project has taught me a lot. I hope that my contribution can make a difference.

    Louma Kraytem
  • I’m really interested and looking forward to work with this organization because I’m really interested in their cause. And I’m also interested in these positions since my computer skills are good and my math level is also good.

    Joseph Khiami
  • LAL interests me because I have heard of positive input from a volunteer there and would very much like to join in experiencing the digitization of Lebanese Educational Programs. I also believe that in doing so we would be bringing our society forward and would thus like to be a part of it.

    Nadine Al Haj

Our Deployment Strategies

- Can I use Tabshoura if I don't have an Internet connection?
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Team LAL

Lebanese Alternative Learning Team

Jo HAYEK Producer

Let’s think creative!

Jo holds a B.A. in Audio-Visual Arts, an M.A. in Cinema and TV, and a DESS in Audio-Visual Marketing and Distribution.

He has over 15 years experience as a producer.

His work with CNN, covering major conflicts in the Middle East, has opened his eyes and driven him to give back to the community.

Nayla FAHED Co-Founder and CEO

I believe that small initiatives can make a big difference.

Nayla is a professor of Education and French Literature at the Saint Joseph University of Beirut. She holds a PhD in French Literature. She supported the education of children with cancer in Lebanon by leading, for the NGO Myschoolpulse, a project of an e-learning platform that helps sick children keep up with school. The positive feedback encouraged her to take the project further and found the Lebanese Alternative Learning initiative.

Nagi GHORRA Co-Founder & Vice President

Online learning is not the next big thing, it is the now big thing.
Donna J. Abernathy

Nagi is an e-Learning specialist and works as an consultant to private companies (NGO’s, scientific associations, banks, insurance companies…) in the organization of their internal training programs. After working for more than 15 years in the academic field as course creator, e-learning teacher and administrator of the e-learning platform at Saint Joseph University in Beirut – Lebanon, he is now dedicated to the development and the administration of the Tabshoura e-learning platform.

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