Lebanese Alternative Learning ( L.A.L)


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Beirut, Lebanon Education

About the project

There is an urgent need to develop creative ways of learning; ways that are accessible to everyone no
matter their circumstances.
Across Lebanon’s public schools, UNRWA schools and unofficial educational centers, classrooms are
over-crowded and teachers are straining to meet the demands. The Syrian refugee crisis adds a serious
challenge to already-limited capacities and human resources. And yet the potential for growth in
meeting these challenges is immense.
LAL responds to this issues with the mission to provide quality learning, more equitable access to education by leveraging technology and by developing e-learning, creative interventions and integrative social
events. LAL offers alternative education resources that prioritize the quality and accessibility of learning
for all. All LAL programs and products are available for free.

Its main project : Tabshoura, launched in 2014 as an e-learning pilot project with the ambitious aim of making the official Lebanese curriculum available online, trilingual and free.
Tabshoura is ambitious not only in scope, but also in style. It is being designed as an interactive digital platform based on a constructivist approach to education and using texts, videos, and exercises with virtual feedback from real teachers.

Tabshoura can be used independently by students and as a creative tool for teachers in classrooms and unofficial educational settings.

How can LAL self-finance Tabshoura project and make it self-sustainable?

Objectives:
-Create more consistent revenue streams for LAL to fund Tabshoura

Constraints:
- Tabshoura platform should stay free
- There are no full timers to produce the content (other than for world vision and only for kindergarten classes)
- Producing new content is very time-consuming
- People in charge of developing content barely have time to do the task
. Students: To that effect, Tabshoura is currently being used by children in hospital undergoing long-term treatment as well as by healthy students seeking to save money on tutor fees.

Schools: and educational organizations benefit from Tabshoura as a supportive resource.
Public schools seeking to upgrade their quality of education are using Tabshoura in tandem with a traditional approach to teaching.

NGOs: seeking to support marginalized communities can now make the official educational curriculum available in areas where schools and teachers are scarce, by supplying internet access and technological platform.
. - Fundraising events
- Sponsorships and partners
. Employees
Paid per month: Communication and development - Marie – IT – Platform manager – Accountant

Paid per projects: Content developers (7) – Digitalizers (2) – Translators (2) – Editor (2)

Partnerships:
World vision: financed content for kindergarten
My schoolpulse : Financed content for 6eme, 5eme
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Our impact
Students: To that effect, Tabshoura is currently being used by children in hospital undergoing long-term treatment as well as by healthy students seeking to save money on tutor fees.

Schools: and educational organizations benefit from Tabshoura as a supportive resource.
Public schools seeking to upgrade their quality of education are using Tabshoura in tandem with a traditional approach to teaching.

NGOs: seeking to support marginalized communities can now make the official educational curriculum available in areas where schools and teachers are scarce, by supplying internet access and technological platform.

Our resources
Employees
Paid per month: Communication and development - Marie – IT – Platform manager – Accountant

Paid per projects: Content developers (7) – Digitalizers (2) – Translators (2) – Editor (2)

Partnerships:
World vision: financed content for kindergarten
My schoolpulse : Financed content for 6eme, 5eme

Cause
Tabshoura project aims to provide an alternative way of learning to school drop-outs through an interactive website educational tool.

Our sources of funding
Our sources of funding are Fundraising events, sponsorships and partnerships like with World Vision.



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