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News >Laptop Distribution Event

Jun 04,2021
On Friday, May 21, a ceremony was held in Tripoli to celebrate the distribution of laptops to 20 Saba Zreik public high school students who are participating in the 2021–2022 English Access Microscholarship Program (Access). The event also marked the distribution of 480 additional laptops to the other Access students scattered throughout Lebanon.

The Access program is sponsored by the U.S. Embassy in Beirut, and so are these laptops. We are endlessly grateful for their generosity and support. We would also like to thank the Higher Rescue Commission, and specifically Major General Mohammad Kheir, for facilitating the customs clearance of the laptops so efficiently as to make them available to our students on time for the start of the program.

The ceremony opened with a word of welcome from Moulouk Mehrez, principal of the Zaba Zreik public high school, followed by remarks from Dr. Khaled Al-Fayed, director of high-school education at the Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MEHE); Miss Manar Hammoud, Access program coordinator at Teach For Lebanon (TFL); Salyne El Samarani, TFL’s CEO; and Major General Kheir, who also distributed laptops to each of the Access students in attendance. Finally the students were invited to come forth with words of their own. They introduced themselves and their families, and spoke of their life dreams. The anticipation, joy, and optimism they expressed moved the whole audience, and we hope echoes the feelings of the 480 Access students who were not in attendance.

"Education is the most powerful weapon which we can use to change the world”

- Nelson Mandela -