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  • Access Christmas and Winter Holidays Mini-Events

    Dec 22,2021
    During the third week of December, each of our Access classes gathered at their schools to attend Christmas and winter holidays mini-events. We were also very excited and happy to host one group of students at TFL's office in Badaro. 
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  • Thanksgiving Ceremony

    Dec 09,2021
    During the month of November, Access students learned about and experienced Thanksgiving. Each Access class was paired with another class from a different region, and students were divided into groups of 4-5 students to do activities related to Thanksgiving (e.g. watching a movie together, cooking a meal, writing thankfulness letters, meeting each other’s siblings, and so on ...).

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  • Students' Presentations

    Oct 20,2021
    This September 500 Access students across Lebanon learned about International Peace Day, International Democracy Day, and World Tourism Day through the program’s “U.S. culture and values” sessions. 
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  • 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.

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  • Start of Classes

    Jun 02,2021
    English Access Microscholarship Program classes started on April 15, 2021. Both students and teachers have received their instructional materials, including stationery, textbooks from National Geographic, laptops, and USB drives. We hope the tools they have been given and the support they will continue to receive leads them to do great things and to have a positive impact on the world.

    A thousand thanks to the US Embassy in Beirut for their generosity and support!

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  • Access Teachers Meeting, Beirut, July 27, 2021

    Aug 20,2021
    On July 27, 2021, Teach For Lebanon (TFL) held an in-person meeting for the Access program teachers at the Modern University for Business & Science (MUBS) in Beirut.
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  • Access Alumni Empowering Underprivileged Women

    Aug 31,2021

    Thanks to a grant from the Access Program (sponsored by the U.S. Embassy in Beirut), Access Alumni Nour Lakkis and Mada Yazbeck are currently implementing their project, "Women Entrepreneurship Hub" which is aimed at providing entrepreneurship training sessions to 80 women from North Lebanon and Bekaa in order to empower them to start their own small businesses ...

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  • Access Alumni Grantees Progress Session

    Jul 28,2021
    A couple of weeks ago our Access team led individual sessions with the Access Alumni grantees to check the progress they had made on their respective projects and discuss their needs, next steps, challenges, and lessons learned.

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  • Access Alumni Training: Effective Interpersonal Communication

    Jul 08,2021
    On Saturday June 26, 29 Access alumni attended a seminar on “Effective Interpersonal Communication.” This was the second in a series of six training sessions scheduled for Access alumni throughout the life of the program. The training was given by leadership consultant Maya El Tal.
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  • Access Opening Ceremony 2021

    Apr 15,2021

    The opening ceremony for the 2021–2022 iteration of the English Access Microscholarship Program in Lebanon took place via Zoom on Sunday, April 25. Attendees included Access students and alumni; teachers; school administrators; parents; and representatives from Teach For Lebanon (TFL), the U.S. Embassy in Beirut, the U.S. Embassy in Amman, and the Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MEHE) – all in all, over 400 people tuned in!

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  • 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.
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  • Access Alumni Mini Grant Winners

    May 28,2021
    Winners of the 2021 Access Alumni Mini Grants have been decided. Three of the project proposals submitted by alumni of the Access program in Lebanon were selected.
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  • First Access Alumni Training

    May 03,2021

    The first Access Alumni training was held virtually on December 12, 2020, and focused (at the request of the participants) on women empowerment. The 30 Access Alumni who participated were welcomed before the sessions by Kristina Hayden, the US Embassy’s public affairs officer. After the first session, the alumni were also joined by Edith Bitar, the US Embassy’s cultural affairs coordinator.

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