Developing technology to help Syrian refugee girls continue their education in Lebanon

Since the conflict in Syria began in 2011, over 5.6 million people have fled to nearby countries, with 1.5 million Syrian refugees resettling in Lebanon. Language barriers, different education standards and unreliable internet make it difficult for Syrian girls to succeed in — or simply enroll in — the public school system. To help solve this problem, Nayla Fahed, a former French professor, created Tabshoura in a Box — a digital learning platform that can be used without internet or electricity. Through engaging lessons, refugee children are able to catch up on missed coursework and learn STEM skills so they can succeed in school. With support from Malala Fund, Nayla is able to build the platform’s curriculum so more students can participate in Tabshoura lessons, including in Lebanon’s public school system. Nayla is part of Malala Fund’s global network of education champions who are working in countries such as Lebanon where girls struggle to go to school. Like Malala and Ziauddin Yousafzai, these local activists and educators present the strongest challenge to barriers that keep girls out of school. Threats to girls’ education — like poverty, war and gender discrimination — differ between countries and communities. Champions like Nayla understand these challenges and are best placed to identify, innovate and advocate for policy and programmatic solutions. To learn more about our where we work and who we support, visit malala.org.For more on Malala, subscribe to our YouTube: https://mala.la/subscribeAnd follow us for more stories about our work:Stories → https://assembly.malala.orgFacebook → https://facebook.com/MalalaFundInstagram → https://instagram.com/MalalaFundTwitter → https://twitter.com/MalalaFund