A research project funded by IDRC and Ford Foundation which aims to design and use innovative pedagogies and technologies to improve the quality and accessibility of learning in and outside the classroom for children of host communities and Syrian refugees in Lebanon and Jordan.
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.
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.
“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.
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 contributed 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, Syrian refugee, participant in Pi4L program
Rafi and Rabih are two Syrian students. Rabih has been working since he is very young helping his father in agricultural fields in the Bekaa and Rafi has been doing various jobs. They are now in a technical school in the mountain region of Shouf and they joined the DLI team. Working on the project has been challenging for them because of their job requirement.Read More
Rania and Hiba, the two teachers at Baakline public school, led a team of 16 students and created an automated school bell. The project seemed simple at first but they decided to go for it after exploring x number of ideas. Their school is big with 3 floors and Hiba is the teacher in charge of ringing the bell manually every hour on her floor. They shared the idea with the team of students after they had been through the project steps as they were explained in the workshop.Read More