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Who We Are 

Teach For Lebanon (TFL) is a Lebanese NGO working to ensure that all children in Lebanon, regardless of socioeconomic background, have access to quality education. The model of Teach For Lebanon is an education innovation that focuses on youth capacity building to provide quality intervention and systemic support for students. TFL employs and trains Lebanon’s most promising graduates, “TFL Fellows”, and places them in schools serving underprivileged refugee and Lebanese children. These Fellows receive on-going training and support to address educational disadvantages by providing transformational teaching that places their students on a path of academic success. Along the way, they become leaders and advocates for a better Lebanon. Teach For Lebanon is part of a global network of 61 countries called Teach For All.

Latest News

  • First Access Alumni Training

    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.

  • Access Alumni Mini Grant Winners

    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.
  • Start of Classes

    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!

  • Laptop Distribution Event

    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.
  • Access Alumni Training: Effective Interpersonal Communication

    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.
  • Access Alumni Grantees Progress Session

    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.

  • Access Teachers Meeting, Beirut, July 27, 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.
  • Access Alumni Empowering Underprivileged Women

    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 ...

  • Training Lebanese Teachers on Coping and Readiness

    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.

  • Students' Presentations

    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. 
  • Thanksgiving Ceremony

    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 ...).

  • Access Christmas and Winter Holidays Mini-Events

    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. 
  • Employability Skills Training for Access Alumni

    Over a period of six weeks spanning November-December 2021, our Access alumni benefitted from a training called “Employability Skills Program”. A group of thirteen participants with backgrounds in engineering and technology received this training through two CV writing workshops, two interview skills workshops and one cover letter writing workshop.

  • Access Alumni LinkedIn Training

    Back in November 2021, TFL held its third training for the Access alumni.
    Titled “LinkedIn, Jobs In” the training was conducted by Shant Estepan (MBA), IT Consultant and Instructor in Computer Science & MIS.
  • Access Alumni Proposal Writing Training

    On December 11, 2021, twenty-nine attendees from the Access alumni received training on “How to Write a Proposal and Apply to Grants”. It aimed at equipping attendees with the tools needed to write professional proposals and apply to the Access Alumni Mini-Grants.

  • Access Alumni Mini-Grants Ceremony

    In a virtual ceremony hosted by Teach For Lebanon (TFL) on January 17, 2022, the Alumni component of the Access Program celebrated the three Mini-Grant projects completed in 2021: Learners Do Matter, Women Entrepreneurship Hub, and House of Mastery. 
  • Access Celebrates Teacher Day!

    Teach For Lebanon celebrated Teacher’s Day in Beirut on March 9th, 2022, with the goal of keeping Access Program teachers motivated and in excellent mental health in the midst of Lebanon's acute socio-economic and financial crisis.
  • Access Alumni Mini-Grants Winners for 2022

    TFL is delighted to announce the 2022 Access Alumni Mini-Grants awards! Five of the project proposals submitted by alumni of the Access program in Lebanon were selected.
  • Joyce Azzam’s Motivational Session

    On Monday, March 28th, 500 Access students congregated on Zoom for a motivational session by Dr. Joyce Azzam.

    Joyce is a Lebanese woman who surmounted gender stereotyping, a chronic lung condition, a potentially debilitating hypermobility syndrome, and socio-economic challenges to go on and become a conservation architect and a mountaineer, with a Ph.D. in Landscape and Environment and three Master’s Degrees.

  • RELO’s Visit to the American Corner Tripoli

    On the occasion of the visit of the USA’s Regional English Language Officer (RELO), Eran Williams, to Lebanon, accompanied from his base in Amman-Jordan by the Regional Public Engagement Specialist (REPS), Sacha Fraiture, he held meetings with select Access alumni and students at the American Corner in Tripoli, which were attended by officials from the U.S. Embassy in Beirut.

  • RELO’s Visit to TFL’s Badaro Office

    On March 23, 2022, Teach For Lebanon hosted at its office at Badaro Street, Beirut, the Regional English Language Officer (RELO), Eran Williams, accompanied from Amman by the Regional Public Engagement Specialist (REPS), Sacha Fraiture, along with the U.S. Embassy in Beirut’s Public Affairs Officer, Kristina Hayden, and Cultural Affairs Assistant, Edith Bitar. The four-hour visit tackled the implementation of the three components of the English Access Microscholarship Program by TFL’s Access Program team: Scholarship, Teachers Training, and Alumni.

  • Teachers' Training Events

    In continuation of its Access Teachers Training program funded by the Public Affairs Section at the U.S. Embassy in Beirut, the program provider Teach For Lebanon (TFL) held trainings on May 28-29, 2022 for a total of 94 teachers largely from Lebanese public schools, with the rest from semi-private schools.

  • A Field Day To Remember!

    With the unswerving support of the U.S. Embassy in Beirut, and that of the U.S. Regional English Language Office (RELO),  TFL’s Access team held a Field Day for its 480 students who converged from all parts of Lebanon to the venue at El Rancho resort in Ghedrass on Thursday, July 7, 2022.
  • Access's First Summer Camp 2022

    In the context of the Intensive Sessions component of the English Access Microscholarship Program funded by the U.S. Embassy in Beirut, Teach For Lebanon has held a summer camp in 2022 for its 480 students from all over Lebanon, divided over 4 regional clusters.
  • Access Cohort 15 Graduation Ceremony and Career Day

    The Access Cohort 15 journey has come to an end! On October 23 and November 6, 2022, TFL honored the Access 15 cohort at a graduation ceremony that took place at LAU Jbeil and LAU Beirut respectively, with each event grouping nearly half of the students.

  • The Access 16 Program Begins!

    TFL proudly announces the start of the Access 16 program! 

  • Access Alumni Attend a Critical-Thinking Training

    On October 15, 2022, 29 Access alumni attended a training on critical thinking and problem-solving at the Lebanese American University (LAU) in Beirut. 

  • Access 16 Opening Ceremony

    On Sunday, January 22, 2023, Teach for Lebanon (TFL) held the opening ceremony for the 2022–2024 iteration of the English Access Microscholarship Program in Lebanon at the Hilton Beirut Habtoor Grand hotel. 

  • The Access INCLUSION+ Program

    The English Access Microscholarship Alumni Program, funded by the US Embassy and executed by Teach for Lebanon, launched the INCLUSION+ program to train, equip, and empower 86 Access alumni to lead community initiatives under the theme of inclusion, during the month of February, in a two-day retreat in these regions: Mount Lebanon, the North, Bekaa, and South, and Beirut. 

  • INCLUSION+ Program Award Distribution Ceremony

    On Saturday 18 February 2023, the Access Program honored the winners at an award distribution ceremony that took place in Padova Hotel, Sin El Fil, and celebrated their winning projects. The event was attended by TFL interim CEO and Access Program Director, Mr. George El Assad, Access Program Coordinator, Ms. Manar Hammoud, Public Affairs Officer at the U.S. Embassy, Ms. Melissa O’Shaughnessy, Cultural Affairs Officer at the U.S. Embassy, Ms. Edith Bitar, Management Officer at the U.S. Embassy, Mr. Micheal Moise, Access alumni, and TFL staff.

  • Access Field Day 2023 | Diversity: Embrace it, Share it, Celebrate it

    With the unswerving support of the U.S. Embassy in Beirut, and that of the U.S. Regional English Language Office (RELO), TFL’s Access team held a Field Day for the 500 students of Cohort 16 of the Access Program which TFL stands as provider of in the country. The students, teachers, teacher assistants, Access alumni volunteers, and TFL staff converged from all parts of Lebanon to the event’s venue at El Rancho Resort in Ghedrass on Sunday, May 14, 2023.

  • Access Alumni Networking Events

    During May and June, four Alumni Networking Events took place as part of an extra Alumni grant by the US Embassy in Beirut to Teach For Lebanon. The events aimed to bring together Access alumni to provide them with the opportunity to connect with each other and with external opportunity providers to widen their horizons and enrich their networks. 

  • Access Summer Camp 2023

    In the context of the Intensive Sessions component of the English Access Microscholarship Program funded by the U.S. Embassy in Beirut, Teach For Lebanon held a summer camp in 2023 attended by 445 of its 500 students students from all over Lebanon, and divided over 4 regional clusters.

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