To provide all students in Lebanon with a transformative digital learning experience to break the cycle of inequalities in educational opportunities, build a better future and lead the change we want to see in our society.
Technology as an equalizing force for education.
What are our 5 core values?
Diversity and inclusion
We create a welcoming work environment that embraces the differences and offers respect for everybody in terms of words and actions, allowing them to bring their entire, authentic selves to the work. We create a digital environment that embraces the differences, celebrate diversity, and try to break the barriers to inclusion.
Collaboration and Public Engagement
We commit to working cooperatively in establishing productive partnerships with education partners for the betterment of our organization, the communities we serve and the country. Through these partnerships, we strive to improve education and the quality of life for all to ensure a better future for all.
Openness to Change
Continuous improvement requires openness to change. We will constantly strive to improve in every area, introducing new ideas following the principle of “innovation not imitation”.
To provide the highest level of education, we need to understand our beneficiaries needs and perspective. This starts with the ability to listen. Listening to hear and not just to respond, creates a teamwork culture that’s empowering.
We believe in what we do. Our drive and energy are contagious, inspiring those around us. We meet our challenges with creativity and optimism, pushing ourselves beyond our limits. Passion is a testimony of our engagement and dedication in what we are doing. With passion we seek the best and commit to it.
A little bit of history
Our story began in 2013 in a children’s hospital. Two like-minded colleagues, Nayla (a French Literature Professor), and Nagi (a New Educational Technology Professor), met with Mireille, leading “Myschoolpulse”, a non-profit organization bringing school to hospitals. Acting on the acknowledgement that children suffering from long term illnesses found hope, joy, and normalcy in learning, they partnered to create a first draft of an e-learning platform.
To scale this initiative, Nayla and Nagi founded the Lebanese Alternative Learning (“LAL”), an EdTech NGO that strives to give every child access to free quality education, and developed further their digital learning platform, giving it the name of Tabshoura.
Since LAL believes in using technology as an equalizing force to reduce the gap between privileged and underprivileged access to education, it also focused on reaching underserved areas by innovating in offline solutions.
In 2021, LAL felt the need to support educators and launched the Lalmoudaress initiative. LALmoudaress mission is to provide educators with a library of content built with educators for educators.
Today, LAL deploys its content across Lebanon through partnerships with non-governmental organizations, community-based centers, private schools, and the public-school sectors.