The American University of Beirut in collaboration with Kayany Foundation aims to strengthen the pipeline to Higher Education for Syrian refugees (ages 14-25, 90% female) through establishing science labs in two all-girls Ghata schools operating in Informal Tented Settlements, teaching Lebanese science curriculum tailored to the students’ needs, and providing capacity-building to science educators in public institutions and refugee-serving educational NGOs. This project will:
- Enhance the science and critical thinking components of AUB’s blended college-readiness program for 50 Syrian refugee high school graduates (ages 18-25) hosted in the Ghata schools.
- Provide accredited science education and support success in official exams that are prerequisites in the pathway to HE for 300 Syrian refugee girls (ages 14-20).
- Improve the capacity of 50 tertiary, secondary, and intermediate science educators to teach Syrian refugees.
- Enable the Ghata schools to maintain MEHE accreditation, thus keeping refugee girls who otherwise could not access schooling in the pipeline to HE.
Duration of the project: 14 months