Learning and innovation go hand in hand. The arrogance of success is to think that what you did yesterday will be sufficient tomorrow.
William Pollard

Julie joined LAL in February 2018. She holds a master in curriculum engineering and is developing content for extra-curricular activities as well as on learning disabilities.
Her goal in joining LAL is to develop adapted solutions to ensure access to education for all children, no matter their background or specific needs.

Mohamed KASRAWI Project Coordinator

Travaillons à la beauté des choses

After working in the Continuous Education Department of a private university in Beirut, Mohamed and his teams supervised more than 1000 teenagers per year at the complementary and secondary school years. Through his belief in the right for education to all, he is now dedicating time to ensure more underprivileged children get access to formal and informal education.

Patrick HABIB Expert Content Developer

The great aim of education is not knowledge but action.

Herbert Spencer

A techie, a geek and a programmer.
Patrick has joined LAL in early 2017 and has been developing the sciences content for the online platform ever since. He is working on the Girls Can Count project and has participated in multiple workshops for refugees.
He holds a bachelor in telecommunications and aims to spread education to every child, as it is their basic right. Patrick hopes to influence future generations to enforce knowledge and use it for the betterment of the world.

Pamela KRAUSE Education Officer

If you can’t come to school, the school will come to you!

Pamela holds a double major in philosophy (masters) and literature (PHD).
She seeks innovative ways to communicate difficult concepts to underprivileged students from failing schools.
She is also passionate about gender equality in Lebanon, as she seeks to empower women through education.
Pamela also develops art courses, as education to beauty should not be the privilege of the happy few.

Florian MÜLLER Fundraising Strategist

Donors don’t give to institutions. They invest in ideas and people in whom they believe.
G.T. Smith

Florian holds a double major in Middle-East studies (B.A. and M.A.) and International Relations (B.A.) from the university of Groningen in the Netherlands. His carreer so far evolved around professional committment of societal issues. Before coming to Lebanon to work in the humanitarian sector, he was a social worker protecting and mentoring unaccompanied minors for the Central Dutch Agency for the Recpetion of Asylum Seekers. Now he is committed to the development and funding of a strategy to help LAL realise its full potential.


Marie José GHORRA Pedagogic Advisor

Everyone who remembers his own education remembers teachers, not methods and techniques. The teacher is the heart of the educational system.
Sidney Hook

Marie José holds a Masters Degree in French Literature and is a French teacher in Grand Lycée Franco-Libanais de Beyrouth.

She authored the major part of the French courses of the Middle School in the Tabshoura School platform and is engaged as a Pedagogical Advisor working with the authors of the STEAM projects.

Zahra HAIDAR Accountant

You can count on me!

Zahra has joined the LAL team as an Accountant in 2015.

She is in charge of different tasks such as financial assessments, capacity building, financial reporting, financial strategies, financial policies, etc.

She is in charge of financial and accounting follow up, as well as administration supervision.

She has an extensive experience in accounting and finance and has collaborated with several organisations in Lebanon since 1990.

Zahra holds an official TS degree in Informatique de Gestion from Berkeley School.

Muriel ALBINA Pedagogical Coordinator

Never cease to grow!

Muriel joined LAL in 2O13, witnessing and participating in the different steps of its creation.

From a scientific academic background and a very diverse professional experience, Muriel has developed skills in administrative and communication fields that allow her to handle multiple tasks in various domains.

She translates scientific modules on the Tabshoura School platform, translates and reads stories on the Tabshoura Kindergarten platform and in parallel, she manages the administration of the NGO and works on the communication strategy.

Walid ABU SAIFAN Technology & Innovation Advisor

ICTs For All

Walid Joined LAL since it was founded in 2013 as the ICT manager. He has an extensive consultancy experience with Non-Governmental Organizations as well as UN agencies. He also volunteers as an ICT consultant for local NGOs.
Walid holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of Balamand, in addition to certificates including PMP (AMIDEAST UAE), Results Based Project Management (UNDP), Communications (UNDP) and Conflict Resolution (CCRP).

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.

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.