Under the High Patronage and in the Presence of Her Excellency the Ambassador of Canada, Mrs Michèle Cameron, the Lebanese Alternative Learning (LAL), in partnership with World Vision Lebanon, Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT) and the Faculty of Educational Sciences of the Saint Joseph University, launched its new e-learning platform Tabshoura Kindergarten, at the Campus of Human Sciences of the Saint Joseph University of Beirut.
What is Tabshoura Kindergarten?
Tabshoura Kindergarten is an e-learning platform that is aligned with the Lebanese Curriculum for pre-school classes in Arabic, English, and French. It contains a total of 2,350 educational activities including rhymes, short movies and flip books for the acquisition of linguistic and scientific skills as established by the new Lebanese curriculum. LAL developed this platform thanks to the funding of Global Affairs Canada and the sponsorship of World Vision Lebanon, in the framework of the No Lost Generation Project. The deployment of this platform in the field was supported by DOT team that trained tutors on the use of technology in their teaching.
Following the welcome note of the University Rector, Father Selim Daccache s.j., HE Michèle Cameron talked about Canada’s involvement in the Syrian refugees crisis, particularly in terms of education.
For her part, Dr. Nada Oueijane, President of the CERD, presented the National Education strategy for e-learning. Mrs. Noha Habib, former head of the pre-school department at the CERD, presented the school curriculum as reviewed in 2015.
After a documentary showing the deployment of the platform, the partners exposed the milestones of the project: its creation, implementation and assessment.
Testimonies of children and care-givers who used the platform whetted the curiosity of participants who were invited to the grand hall of the campus to explore the platform during a cocktail offered by LAL.