Ziad Zeytoun

“I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious” – Albert Einstein

Ziad is mechanical engineer who joined LAL out of his belief in the power of education, not only as a tool that helps children succeed in their individual lives,
but also in promoting critical thinking, an essential ingredient in the advance of societies.

 

Rym El Moussaoui

My name is Rym El Moussaoui, I have a B.A. in Language and Communications Sciences: Language Acquisition Engineering and currently pursuing my Masters’ in Curriculum and Educational Management.

I chose to volunteer at LAL because I am looking for a meaningful volunteer opportunity that ties in with my career objectives – I am very interested in education especially working with students from vulnerable backgrounds. I have worked for several years in INGO’s in education projects made in response to the Syrian crisis. Being able to help others is the kind of work that I am passionate about especially where I can utilize my skills to make a positive impact in the lives of others.

Rinad Yaghi

I am an ambitious motivated university student looking to help people, leverage my communication skills and meet new people. I would love to be part of your organization in order to provide help for people in need. I had two experiences in volunteering; I taught a girl French and went to Smile Resto with Bassma Association, and I used to volunteer in the Children Cancer Center. I also worked at a summer camp and took care of kids aged between 3 and 6 years old (activities inlcude beach activities, painting, games…)

Ahmad Abou Daya

I am a Lebanese student studying abroad. I love helping others and doing community-work. I am ambitious and a quick-learner. I heard about your organization and I am eager to work with you helping underprivileged kids in Lebanon getting their education. We need to make sure that the coming generations are well educated in order to help Lebanon get through actual and upcoming challenges.

Rami Haddad

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Manon Fakhoury

My name is Manon Fakhoury, I’m a social science graduate from Paris Dauphine. LAL gave me the chance to work with them as an intern for the summer.

The current challenges faced by our societies, such as the environmental problems, war, terrorism, the refugee crisis, or the rise of populism, are becoming more complex every day. Being aware of these issues leaves me no choice but to commit to trying my best solving them, in order to make a difference.

I’ve always wanted to dedicate my life to working with NGOs. I believe that having the opportunity to do so in my home country, surrounded by a very motivated and welcoming team will allow me to learn and grow both personally and professionally.

Saria Ariss

My name is Saria Ariss and I am still in high school. I am currently studying in College Louise Wegmann. I chose to volunteer at LAL because I believe that this organization has set clear goals and is really determined to achieve them to try and make a change for the better in Lebanon both on a environmental and educational scale. It is my first day in Tabshoura and seeing all these hard-working, warm and influential people here motivates me even more to be part of this wonderful team and help them fulfill their mission.

Samira Trawi

Hi, my name is Samira Trawi I am 18 years old and I live in Beirut. I studied at Laure Moghayzel Official School for Girls in Ashrafiyeh. I would like to study Business Administration at the Lebanese University. Meanwhile I am helping the NGO Lebanese Alternative Learning by proofreading their Arabic Activities Contents and I will be doing an extracurricular activity about Women’s Rights in Lebanon and the Arab Countries.

Farah Makki

I’m an undergraduate student majoring in Elementary Education at AUB. This summer, I have to complete around 60 hours internship in an NGO. I heard about LAL from my friends and from the NGO fair that took place last spring at AUB. I’m very glad to have the opportunity to volunteer with you, LAL meets my interests in helping a wide range of people and in developing the educational system in our country.
I hope that my contribution will make a difference.

Raneem Abed El Sater

I am Raneem, an LAU Biology graduate, and attending Medical School at LAU next year. I have always had a passion for helping people and especially students. This is why i decided to volunteer with LAL and work on such a well designed project, because I believe they are unique, well-oriented, and will gradually build up a better generation. I hope I can help the students get an effective work and I am dedicated to give my best..

Lama Thebian

I am Lama Thebian, a Civil Engineer with a Master Degree from AUB. I have worked as a USAID-USP Recruitment Officer at AUB for several months whereby I visited official schools and met with directors/students. Throughout my visits, I have noticed the vulnerability of these institutions and realized the importance of strengthening and empowering the educational systems in Lebanon. As a new member of LAL, I am very passionate about developing new resources that enhance the students’ understanding of study material and improve their academic performance.

 

Perla Chamoun

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.

Muhammad Ali Haidar

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.

Soheila Shourbaji

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!

Mohamad Chamas

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.

Karam Sarieddine

Because helping others is the best thing I love to do, I decided to join LAL. The idea of this ngo attracted me from the word go since i used to study alone without any help and faced many difficulties.Therefore, i liked the way LAL simplifies things for both students and teachers. I’m more than happy to be part of this amazing team working on the geology & chemistry parts which are related to my Petroleum Studies in AUB.

I hope my contribution will make a difference.

Layla Kiefel

I graduated last year in France, where I got my teaching certificate (Agrégation, major: Languages). I come from a rather traditional educational system and my goal is now to broaden my experience by learning how to use new pedagogic models. Nothing seems more crucial to me than providing education to the widest population possible. LAL makes this one of its objectives, by using new technologies as leverage. This is why I joined this NGO and its dynamic, young and efficient team.

Louma Kraytem

“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.

Joseph Khiami

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.

Nadine Al Haj

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.

Reenal Faysal

I’m Reenal Faysal majoring in Petroleum Studies at AUB. I have a nonacademic internship to be done this summer for about 60 to 80 hours. I got to know your center by an NGO fair that was done at AUB and I was interested to apply for such an internship. It’s my pleasure having a training experience there where I can learn new stuff and get to know more people. In addition, this learning center may give me the opportunity to share in the learning process of children that are need indeed to have a happy and eventful childhood and a prosperous future.

Amani NASR

The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
Albert Einstein

I am majoring in Civil Engineering because I am fascinated by large structures, towers and bridges. By choosing something I love, education suddenly transformed from a boring thing I have to do into a fun thing I want to do. My interest in Girls Can Count project stems from my belief that everyone deserves the chance I’ve been given to pursue education and do what they love.

Ary BERBERIAN

80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes.
Pareto Principle

After majoring in Telecommunications, I realized my passion lies elsewhere and oriented my career towards the world of Data. Since then, I try to convince people around me to do something they love for a living. Being passionate about what we daily do is very important to me.

As a math enthusiast, I joined the Girls Can Count project to facilitate the teaching of this beautiful subject. Since I believe that the whole educational system is wrong, I see a bright future for LAL, because of the values they defend and the change it wants to accomplish.

Rybal Chebly
Rybal CHEBLY

Only the Fruitful Tree will Have Stones Thrown At.

I majored in Electro-mechanical engineering; I am an outgoing and composed person and always aiming high while consistently striving for success and great achievements.

Marlyne KARIM

I am Civil Engineering graduate and I helped in developing the content in Tabshoura STEAM because nothing feels better than sharing what you know with people who want to learn from you.

I hope that my contribution can make a difference.

Andréa FAHED Fundraiser & Event Organizer

I have organized several fundraising events for LAL, among them: two “Du bac à la scène” theater plays, a race for education, a movie screening and I have participated in the planning of various LAL workshops, events, and projects.

I have enjoyed working “backstage”, as a fundraiser, because I understood the value of these donations. As well as fieldwork, as a planner and assistant in various workshops, which gave me the opportunity to have interactions with the children LAL is helping.

Sarah Jane FAHED Field Coordinator

Hello! My name is Sarah-Jane
I was a LAL volunteer from January 2016 to March 2016. This 3 month were super awesome! I had an overview of the diverse work of LAL: I’ve been to schools in the Bekaa to interview the teachers about Tabshoura, supported in the movie making of the Tabshoura’s website and created content for social media and the website!

The (super) team was composed of a dozen people working on Tabshoura kindergarten.
I’m happy to see that in less than a year a lot of people joined the LAL’s family and contributed to the quick growth and the great work for alternative ways of learning adapted to all!