Digital Literacy and IT Skills for Refugee Students

The Project

Alsama/tech teaches Digital Literacy and IT skills to refugee students.

The project was created in 2021. Today, less than 9 months later, 200 students are receiving weekly lessons in Digital Literacy and IT skills.

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The Students

Most of our students are Syrian refugees in the Shatila camp in Beirut, Lebanon. Aged between 12-24 years old, many had no formal education before starting to study at the Alsama Institute.

The students also receive 5 hours each of Arabic, English and Math every week.

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Alsama Institute

Alsama began in January 2020 as a small girls’ empowerment centre, teaching a few dozen refugee teenage girls in Shatila Refugee Camp in Beirut.

11 months later, the first Alsama Secondary Education Institute opened its doors to 200 students aged 12-24.

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