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News >Training Lebanese Teachers on Coping and Readiness

Oct 07,2021
On Saturday September 25 and Sunday September 26, as part of the teacher training component of the Access Program, Teach For Lebanon (TFL) hosted an online workshop series for 38 teachers working with underprivileged Lebanese schoolchildren.

The workshop series’ theme was “Coping with Current Challenges Through Professional and Emotional Readiness.” Participants attended three sessions led by professional coaches; topics and coaches for the sessions were:
- “Emotional Intelligence and Social Skills in the Post-Covid School Life” – Mary Ghazarian Gurunlian.
- “Being Resourceful teachers in the Digital Era / Using WWW in an Effective Way” – Layan Khatib.
- Motivating and Engaging Students Virtually” – George Obeid.

Kristina Hayden, Public Affairs Officer at the US embassy in Beirut, and Ms. Edith Bitar, Cultural Affairs Assistant at the embassy, opened the workshop series with a warm welcome and words of appreciation for the commitment participants displayed by attending despite the electricity and connectivity cuts that are part of daily life in Lebanon.
Each of the three sessions was highly engaging and drew a productive level of interaction both verbally and in the chat box.
We are planning to repeat this workshop series in the coming weeks, with the aim of bringing up the total number of participants to 75.
In the meantime, we’d like to thank the US embassy in Beirut for sponsoring the Access program, as well as TFL’s Access team for ensuring the smooth running of this workshop series. 

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

- Nelson Mandela -