Mounira with her worksheet and stationary

Remote learning paves the way for future dreams

COVID has put so many restraints on the daily lives of people everywhere. In addition to the downsides of confinement, children’s education has been a source of concern for parents, children, and teachers everywhere. However, online education is found as a way to improve children’s skills and opportunities.

In partnership with UNICEF and funding from Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO), France and Canada, World Vision Lebanon (WVL) is supporting vulnerable girls and boys to remain in education. WVL teams created WhatsApp groups with the caregivers of the children registered under the UNICEF programme, where they can implement remote Basic Literacy and Numeracy learning modalities in response to the COVID-19 lockdown in Tyre, South of Lebanon.

Mohamad, 14
Mohamad is a 14-year-old Syrian refugee boy attending remote learning sessions with World vision. “I learned to count to 11, and I can spell all the letters,” says Mohamad who wants to improve his English language to become an English teacher.

 

Mounira 12
Mounira, a 12-year-old fun and smart Syrian refugee girl, left school in grade four. Mounira has a passion for the Arabic language. She doesn't like anyone to help her in her studies. She wants to write poems and be an Arabic teacher.

 

Sajida
Sajida left school in grade three. She used to watch television all the time. This is Sajida's first online learning experience. "My mother helps me sometimes, especially in Math, but I am becoming better with time," she explains.

 

Aya, 11
Aya, 11, is an active and independent girl, She dreams of becoming an engineer. Aya keeps herself busy by drawing and coloring. “Most of the time, she asks me not to help her because she wants to study alone and be responsible,” her mother explains.

 

Shahed, 13
Shahed, 13, dreams of becoming a hairdresser. “I am so proud of myself – especially that I am learning the names of the animals in English. I like studying online but I prefer to see the teacher face to face,” admits Shahed. 

 

Raghad, 11
Raghad, 11, loves to stay updated with the latest fashion trends. Her dream is not far from her current passion; she wants to be a fashion designer. “I love math a lot, but I prefer to be a fashion designer. I am also happy that I am learning new words in English so that when I travel, I will know how to communicate with other people,” Raghad explains