Co-Founder and CEO
I believe that small initiatives can make a big difference.
After volunteering in hospitals to teach children suffering from chronic illnesses, Nayla felt the need to develop alternative solutions to prevent school dropouts. This led to the creation of the e-learning platform Tabshoura and the foundation of Lebanese Alternative Learning (LAL) in 2014.
Co-Founder and CTO
“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.
Always here to help!
Tabshouro’s passion is education. His main concern is helping out teachers and learners through Tasbhoura’s platforms. Tabshouro is always happy to give guided tours to new users.
Products and Services
Learn, Learn and Learn some more!
Previously a software engineer, Patrick is engaged in using his tech skills for education. He developed KogniKit, an offline co-creation tool that enables organisations and intitutions to create, curate, and deliver content anywhere, anytime. Patrick has been involved with LAL since early 2017, he started as a physics content developer and grew since to become in charge of LAL’s Products and Services department. Patrick hopes to influence future generations to use knowledge for the betterment of the world.
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.
Finance and Accounting
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 organizations in Lebanon since 1990. Zahra holds an official TS degree in “Informatique de Gestion” from Berkeley School.
Andrea Fahed graduated in Psychology and Special Education at the American University of Beirut, Lebanon. She did an internship at War Child Holland in the Education department. She also loves and teaches dance and is an environmental activist. She explores new alternative educational methodologies and encourages children to discover themselves through games and art. She is currently working as an Education Officer at Lebanese Alternative Learning, an NGO aiming to design and develop digital content to support Lebanese vulnerable communities as well as Syrian refugees. She really hopes to teach young children to love and seek knowledge through interactive content.
Editor and Content Developer
I first started helping the NGO Lebanese Alternative Learning by perfecting the content in Arabic Activities.
I am an editor and a content developer of KG 1-2-3 in french english and arabic, and a content developer of grade 1 curriculum . I helped translate texts from French and English to Arabic. Also, in Tabshoura Tiny Thinkers, I worked on two projects concerning lebanese superheroes: Abdemon and Akhwat Chanay. I always do my best to support LAL’s projects.
LAL also helped me strengthen my character and build more confidence. But most importantly, they supported me financially throughout university and pushed me to pursue my specialty.
Marie José Ghorra
“Everyone who remembers his own education remembers teachers, not methods and techniques. The teacher is the heart of the educational system.”
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.
Walid Abu Saifan
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Walid Joined LAL since it was founded in 2013 as the Tech Advisor. He has an extensive consultancy experience with CSOs, NGOs as well as UN agencies. He also volunteers as an Tech & Innovation consultant for local NGOs.
Walid holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of Balamand.
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.
I’m an architecture student at Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts (ALBA), and always ready to learn and develop new skills. In fact, what I love about being part of LAL’s team is that I can be whoever I choose to be. From a website developer or movie director to a graphic designer or animator, my best reward is the big smile I always get from the team I work with.
I think that only through education will we be able to create better future generations. What better way to do it than using the competencies of the 21st century? With its interactive content and modern interface, Girls Can Count project has made learning more accessible, interesting and effective. E-learning is the future of education, and I am glad to contribute in such a great project. I hope to develop more skills in favor of this NGO.
Starting in an orphanage awakened my communication skills
strong commitment to team environment dynamics with the ability to contribute expertise and follow leadership directives at appropriate times.
Senior Content Developer
“Teach a man and you teach an individual, teach a woman and you teach a generation”
“Girls can count”, the name of this project made me curious about LAL and encouraged me to work at this organization. This project aims to enhance the education of girls and prevent them from dropping out of school through an accessible and user-friendly program.
As a content developer of grade 7 chemistry, grade 1 curriculum and a few extracurricular chapters, I always try my best to support LAL’s projects.
I will never forget LAL’s support and through it, the revival of my passion to continue my higher education.