Education

Who we are?


The Education Impact Initiative team is a group of local and international educational experts, community members, and activists working in partnership with school-based educators to transform schools into safe spaces for learning for both teachers and students. Our goal is to enable all students to grow to their fullest potential, while attending to their well-being, and become successful and skillful adults actively engaged in serving their community. Our interventions are based on an agile, evidence-based, inclusive, and holistic approach that is informed by local needs, is accountable to people and focused on sustainable solutions.

 

Our principles


  • We believe that our success is contingent on changing our mindsets as educators and concerned citizens on what education our children deserve.
  • We consider public education a cornerstone of society and our best bet for societal improvement.
  • Collaboration and coordination between all stakeholders concerned with improving the educational sector is the only way towards the needed systemic transformation.
  • We are confident that public schools have dedicated mission-oriented educators who are the best advocates for their students.
  • Educators have the responsibility to acquire the know-how needed to transform schools from within towards systemic improvement.
  • Partnerships with parents and the community are a necessity not a luxury.

Our Vision for the
School & the Learner


Our Strategy: KHBEd Community School Support Hub


KHBEd Initiative Coordination Channels


Key Milestones


Scope of Services


  1. Powerful learning for teachers and students:
    • Offering webinars to the teachers. One webinar about Microsoft Teams was presented by Mirna Raslan and
      one webinar about online assessment was offered by the AUB education department
  2. Building leadership capacity:
    • Getting to know the context of the school and its history through background information (information
      about demographics, structure, school climate, professional development, change initiatives etc.)
      collected by GESN volunteers.
    • Offering recognition to teachers for their commitment to ongoing school improvement.
    • Providing leadership training to Malek Saoud School.
  3. Extended learning opportunities:
    • Offering a year long computing literacy training program to 27 high school female students from Aman
      Kabbara and Riad El Soloh Schools. This training was delivered by volunteers from the computer science
      club and the computer science department at the American University of Beirut.
    • Providing funds for the schools to conduct wellbeing and extended learning activities like
      "Fun activities performed at Jaber El Sobah School to establish nurturing environments where
      children can create their most memorable experiences and memories."

    • Providing yearlong extended learning activities to students in collaboration with students’ clubs at
      AUB including:

      • Reading activities at Amin
        Bayhom and Jaber EL Sobah by
        the Education student society
      • Extended learning educational activities organized by the UNICEF CLUB at AUB to students in
        elementary and intermediate school.
  4. Developing Partnerships with the community:
    • Providing venues for the schools to advocate for themselves through arranging meetings with:
      • Fadi El
        Khatib

      • Dr.
        Najat
        Rochdi
    • Offering recognition to teachers for their commitment to ongoing school improvement.
    • Providing leadership training to Malek Saoud School.
  5. Basic needs:
    • Launching Their Right to Learn to provide public school students access to the necessary technologies
      required for inclusive and modern learning through establishing well-equipped computer labs in these
      schools in partnership with Beit El Baraka and THAKI.
    • Mapping the IT infrastructure of the schools by a team led by Dr Wassim El Hajj, Professor of Computer
      Science at the American University of Beirut
    • Providing schools with cleaning and hygiene supplies for a whole year
    • Offering basic needs support to staff
    • Providing transportation costs to several families to ensure students’ attendance at school