Creative learners build stronger economies

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.


Typical coding-making projects demonstration to Saida Schools


The International Education Association, IEA, presented typical coding-making projects to schools in Saida and its neighborhood to promote the 1st Lebanon Raspberry Pi Competition for Schools. The demos took place at the Hajj Bahaa Eddine Hariri School in a environment full of curiosity, interest and energy; visiting principals, teachers, and students found it an incredible opportunity that fosters thinking, creativity and innovation.

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Announcement of Pi4L & Scratch Day | May 2014


On May 21, 2014 a group of students, teachers, parents and representatives from various ministries and NGOs assembled at the Dhour Shweir School for the first Scratch Day to be held in Lebanon, and to celebrate and showcase the pioneering work of the students. You can find the event announcement here, and press coverage of the event here and here. The event was attended by representatives from the Ministry of Education and Higher Education including the Minister of Education Mr. Elias Bou Saab and representatives from the Center for Research and Development (CERD), representatives from UNICEF-Lebanon including the UNICEF-Lebanon representative Ms. Anna Maria Laurini, officials from USAID-Lebanon, and numerous NGO directors and program managers, heads of private schools, university professors and students from neighboring communities.

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