Co-Founder and CEO
“I believe that small initiatives can make a big difference.”
After volunteering to teach children that were suffering from chronic illnesses, Nayla felt the need to develop alternative solutions to prevent school dropouts. This led to the creation of ‘Tabshoura’ and the foundation of Lebanese Alternative Learning in 2014.
Head of Products and Services
“Learn, learn and learn some more!”
Previously a Software Engineer, Patrick now uses his tech skills for education. Accordingly, he developed KogniKit, an offline co-creation tool. Patrick joined the team in 2017 as a Physics Content Developer and grew since to become in charge of LAL’s products and services. He hopes to influence future generations to use knowledge for the betterment of the world.
“Every story has different perspectives, I am ready to learn from each.”
Andrea graduated in Psychology and Special Education at the American University of Beirut. She is now exploring the various educational paths and hopes to combine education and movement. She really hopes to teach young children to love and seek knowledge through interactive content, hence her current position as a Project Manager for early childhood education .
Marie José Ghorra
“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. In addition to that, she’s engaged as a Pedagogical Advisor working with the authors of the STEAM projects.
Hala El Chacar
Copy Editor & Translator
“He who opens a school door, closes a prison.” – Victor Hugo
Hala joined LAL in 2020 as a Copy Editor and Translator. With an extensive experience in Journalism, Copy Editing, Copywriting and Translation, she works with dedication. Indeed, Hala contributed to the content quality of various developed projects.
“Life is better when animated.”
Abdo is a multidisciplinary artist working in music and visual communication. He joined our team in late 2020, roaming between illustration, animation, design, and story board. Indeed, Abdo is always on the hunt for challenging projects and ideas that will eventually come to life!
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. His experience ranges from organizing companies’ internal training programs, creating courses, teaching, to administering e-learning platforms. He is now dedicated to developing Tabshoura. Additionally, Nagi has been responsible for the organization’s technological needs as well as its research and development.
“Never cease to grow!”
Muriel joined LAL’s team in 2013 participating in the different steps of its creation. From a scientific academic background, she has since developed content creation skills and grew to being in charge of ‘quality control’ for Tabshoura. Furthermore, she’s also competent in using softwares to create specific visuals.
“Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.”
Samira first started helping LAL by perfecting content in Arabic. She has since grown to being in charge of several projects, as well as developing or translating content in French, Arabic, and English. She writes and edits web content, collaborates with experts, develops digital units, participates in workshops, and works alongside the illustrator. Samira always does her best to support LAL’s projects.
Project & Assistant Manager
“When generous, never stop giving. Never leave for tomorrow what you can do today.”
Starting in an orphanage awakened Romy’s communication skills. She now has a strong commitment to team environment dynamics with the ability to contribute expertise and follow leadership directives at appropriate times.
Project Manager, Editor, & Senior Content Developer
“Education is a right, not a commodity.”
Elie holds a Master’s in Arabic Literature, two BAs, and a DESS diploma in Philosophy. He’s worked as an Arabic, history, civil education, and audiovisual teacher for more than 10 years. Furthermore, he’s been a Reporter and Script Writer for TV. Even though Elie joined our team in 2019 only, he has already realized more than 6 successful projects.
“No hurries, no worries. Take things one day at a time.”
Yara joined our team to manage both internal and external communications after graduating from the University of Amsterdam with a BA in Media and Information, specializing in New Media and Digital Culture. With a passion for helping make the world a better place, Yara highly admires LAL’s goal and is proud to be a part of it.
“Always here to help!”
Tabshouro’s passion is education. Thus, his main concern is helping out teachers and learners through Tabshoura’s platforms. This is why our little friend is always happy to give guided tours to new users!
“You can count on me!”
Zahra first joined our team as an Accountant in 2015. With an official TS degree in “Informatique de Gestion” from Berkeley School in hand and a ton of experience in finance, she’s also collaborated with several organizations in Lebanon since the 90s. In addition to bringing her extensive experience, she’s currently in charge of financial assessments, reporting, strategies, policies, capacity building, and supervising the administration.
“If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.”
Hussein manages servers, installs platforms and provides technical solutions to simplify teamwork at LAL.
Senior Content Developer
“Teach a man and you teach an individual, teach a woman and you teach a generation”
Narimane holds a Bachelor’s in Biochemistry and a Master’s in Public Health. She first heard about LAL through a project that focused on enhancing girls’ education and preventing them from dropping out. As a member of LAL’s team, she’s developed content for grade 7 and grade 1, among many other things.
“Change is the only constant thing in life.” – Heraclitus
Ahmad is another member of LAL’s family. He’s the capacity building Manager of the IRC project working on digitizing math content and training teachers. Also, he’s on the SUFA project working as a Developer of the energy section. Before that, Ahmad previously worked on content creation for grades 6, 8 and 9 in the physics subject.
Project Manager & Digital Content Developer
“Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.” – John Dewy
Souhaila joined LAL in 2017 to develop chemistry content for middle school being a chemistry teacher and educator herself. In addition to that, she is currently managing two projects that support teachers in the sudden shift to distant and blended learning. Souhaila embraces LAL’s vision of making quality education accessible for all children in Lebanon.