Lebanese Educators Helping Vulnerable Students

by TFL-US INC
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Lebanese Educators Helping Vulnerable Students
Lebanese Educators Helping Vulnerable Students
Lebanese Educators Helping Vulnerable Students
Lebanese Educators Helping Vulnerable Students
Lebanese Educators Helping Vulnerable Students
Lebanese Educators Helping Vulnerable Students
Lebanese Educators Helping Vulnerable Students
Lebanese Educators Helping Vulnerable Students
Lebanese Educators Helping Vulnerable Students
Lebanese Educators Helping Vulnerable Students
Lebanese Educators Helping Vulnerable Students
Lebanese Educators Helping Vulnerable Students
Lebanese Educators Helping Vulnerable Students
Lebanese Educators Helping Vulnerable Students
Lebanese Educators Helping Vulnerable Students
Nov 5, 2021

Back to school!

Lebanese Context Overview:

Over 1.2 million school-age children have had their education disrupted since 2020, with 400,000 children being left out of school as a result of poverty and other factors. In addition to the economic crisis, the country’s education system had already been faced with three other major crises, 1. the Syrian refugee crisis, 2. the COVID-19 pandemic, and 3. the Port of Beirut explosions. The economic crisis is forcing families, particularly the most vulnerable Lebanese and migrant households, to adapt their livelihood-related coping strategies. This includes: for 50 per cent among them reducing household expenditure on education (WFP 2021), for 15 per cent among them unenrolling children from the schools (UNICEF) and for 9 per cent among them sending children to work (UNICEF) and marrying off adolescents/girls to reduce the economic burden on the families. In parallel, the cost of education has increased with many families unable to afford textbooks, stationery or IT equipment for online learning. The country’s education sector is also struggling to retain teachers due to the diminishing value of the local currency, putting an additional strain on the public education sector, which is already facing severe constraints in terms of available school infrastructure, education quality and service delivery. The situation is further exacerbated by the anticipated increase of 100,000-120,000 students transferring from private to public schools from 2019/2020 to 2021/2022. Such acute shifts in student demographics seriously compromise the capacity of the public-school system to ensure basic conditions, including adequate human resources, to provide relevant, inclusive, and quality education that adheres to national and international standards for education and child protection. The compounding factors of economic collapse, the inability to pay teachers, transportation costs, fuel to keep the lights on, availability of supplies, space, and the pandemic threaten to overwhelm the Ministry’s capacity to open schools in the upcoming school year. This will compound pre-crisis issues as children across the country already had lower than average literacy and numeracy rates compared with the rest of the Middle East region.

Most students in Lebanon are now back to school ( Mostly Hybrid schooling) and this brings us so much hope that students will be able to regain the learning process hopefully in a safe and protective environment. However, the need to help parents and students cover expenditures of their schooling including digital devices, stationery and transportation/internet costs has never been higher as the devaluation of the currency has left the Lebanese parents struggling to meet ends meat.

Quality education and youth empowerement are cornerstones for a more developped, hopeful and fair Lebanon. An investment in education goes a long way in making sure Lebanon does not loose its hope for a more peaceful and brighter future.

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TFL-US INC

Location: New York, NY - USA
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Twitter: @teachforlebanon
Project Leader:
Salyne El Samarani
New York, NY United States
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