Andréa FAHED

Education Officer

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.

Samira TRAWI Editor

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.

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.

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

Information for All

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.

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.