IEA works with teachers, students and education-based nonprofits empowering learners to problem solve, create and collaborate through global learning, coding, electronics, robotics and media to become the entrepreneurs of the future in their communities.
“Code the Raspberry Pi to Invent for the Benefit of Lebanon” is the theme of the first Raspberry Pi Competition, which is part of a national program that aims to promote coding and innovation in schools.
Pi4L is an e-learning program that aims to provide access to quality education and accelerate basic literacy and numeracy learning. A successful pilot, in partnership with UNICEF was implemented in Lebanon with Syrian refugees.
STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) projects that integrate coding-making, electronics, robotics, and media.
Cross-cultural project-based learning and thematic Learning Circles through iEARN and GTP, connecting global and local issues to meet learning goals.
Before the I-DO project, group work was everyone worked alone at home and we would put them together at school. Now, we have learned to work in collaboration with each other and to be one team - to share and to work together in the classroom - and how to talk to people, ask questions and get information.Students of Omar Farroukh High School
IEA’s Coder-Maker is different from any other program, it has infused creativity and even more, students have contribute to their community.Teacher, Dhour Shweir Public Secondary School
“The synergy between our methodology and IEA’s pedagogy has a clear and positive impact on students’ outcomes; we are now integrating this pedagogy in the design of our programs”.Oumnia Arab, coordinator, Pi4L Program
We are most proud of the experience – to have produced something valuable – if our results are shared widely.Students of Baalbeck High School
“The Pi4L e-learning program helped me to read, understand, and become self-confident. I started to spell words and read to rely on myself, to communicate with this little screen. Suddenly, I was reading English; I was so happy, full of joy. I was very happy that I had friends to laugh, joke, and be happy with after being lonely”.Warde, participant in Pi4L program
Beirut, Lebanon: Under the patronage of the Minister of Education and Higher Education, HE Mr. Elias Bou Saab, and for the first time in Lebanon, the Raspberry Pi competition took place at the ministry under the title “Code the Raspberry Pi to Invent for the Benefit of Lebanon”. 278 students from 30 schools (15 public, 15 private) presented 44 projects; they addressed problems that Lebanese face in the domains of health, power, water, waste, agriculture, education, and others giving practical solutions to solve them. Girls’ participation was a landmark in this competition as they represented 51% of the students, taking leading roles in the design and coding of projects related to different fields as well as in the construction of their prototypes; moreover, two public high schools for girls won prizes the first for the Outstanding Project and the second for the High School Category.Read More
The D-day finally got there and the Coder-Maker program was launched on February 10, 2016 at Achrafieh Public Secondary School, in close partnership with the Mona Bustros Foundation and under the patronage of the Ministry of Education and Higher Education. The energy in the room was wonderful, with attendance of officials, guests, principals as well as teachers and students from the 10 schools. Amongst the display of sample Coder-Maker projects, a robot with HE Nicolas Sehnaoui holding a Raspberry Pi was circulating on the side, almost welcoming people arriving. The project is funded by the Muna Boustros Foundation, with sponsorship from Microsoft, Hyundai, Alfa and Miatel.Read More