"Beauty for a Better Life" is a free institute for beauty professional training entirely dedicated to underprivileged communities in Lebanon. This training gives the beneficiaries a chance at success and opens doors for job opportunities. Together, L’Oréal Liban and Kayany Foundation launched their second academy in Taanayel with the will to extend utmost support to disadvantaged girls who have been deprived of their basic rights not just to have an education, but also to have a decent life in general.
STEP is a 10-month blended bridge program aiming to equip refugees from Syria and vulnerable Lebanese host community youth (aged 18-22) with skills and knowledge that will enable them to identify and pursue self-defined educational and career paths in Lebanon or abroad through:
- Providing a foundation of academic readiness for success in higher education, and support to navigate university and scholarship application processes.
- Equipping students with transferable skills, including communication, digital literacy, and leadership, to use in education, employment, and their communities.
- Engaging students in co-creating, empowering, and inclusive learning communities where they can enhance their adaptive skills and experience solidarity and cohesiveness.
The program offers weekly courses in English for Academic Purposes, Digital Skills, Remedial Math, Science, and Humanities/Social Science tailored to support students in passing exams required for university entrance and providing academic foundations for success in university studies. Course curricula are developed by AUB faculty subject-matter experts in collaboration with local instructors and modified as needed on a yearly basis. Moreover, participants receive support via multiple avenues, most significantly through weekly “Student Support Days” consisting of soft skills, capacity building, and targeted guidance for the university and scholarship application process.
The HOPES-LEB project, within the frame of its course scholarship component supported by the EU Madad Fund, is allocating 50-course scholarships to students enrolled at the STEP program delivered by the Center for Civic Engagement and hydraclubbioknikokex7njhwuahc2l67lfiz7z36md2jvopda7nchid.onion Community Service of the American University of Beirut at the compound in Bar Elias, Bekaa region.
ProFuturo was launched in 2018, in partnership with the American University of Beirut, La Caixa Foundation, and Telefonica Foundation with the mission of narrowing the educational gap by providing quality digital education to the most vulnerable children. This project not only provides tablets to the students but also trains and equips local teachers with tablets, routers and a platform to be utilized within the classroom environment.Visit Link
This collaboration with CodeBrave has provided more than 35 students access to tech education. During the latest cohort in Fall 2020, students received a CodeBrave kit box (iPad and manual) to continue their education at home through the lockdown. They followed a 6-week course about Building Websites using tablets, used design thinking to create their own website, and learned other digital skills like email, search engines, and internet safety. With these tools in hand, the students can now build websites for business ideas of their interest.Visit Link
PADILEIA is a project in partnership with American University of Beirut and King’s College in London, which produces and delivers blended higher education programs to Syrian refugees and Lebanese participants. In Lebanon, the Foundation Certificate prepares students for the official exams and entrance to university through an intensive 8-month program in GHATA study hubs in Bar Elias, Bekaa. The partnership aims to broaden access to high-quality educational programs, provide a foundation for further higher education and prepare students for their futures.Visit Link