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Quality Instruction Towards Access and Basic Education Improvement (QITABI) – USAID

The USAID-funded QITABI project aims to expand equitable access and improve learning outcomes for vulnerable students in Lebanese public schools. The project is led by World Learning in partnership with Ana Aqra Association, Management Systems International (MSI) and AMIDEAST.
The QITABI project consists of three components of which Ana Aqra Association is involved in Component One: Improving reading outcomes for primary level public school students.
This Component 1 focuses on improving early grade students’ reading skills in Arabic language in 260 primary public schools, grades 1 to 4. QITABI’s approach includes conducting Early Grade Reading Assessment (EGRA) Baseline, and implementing two-year Early Grade Reading (EGR) Intervention based on Balanced Literacy Approach. The project’s EGR intervention includes capacity building of DOPS monitors, CERD master trainers and training/coaching of around 1,000 primary teachers by providing day-to-day support through the project’s Early Grade Reading (EGR) facilitators, in addition to holding parental/community awareness Reading activities. QITABI’s intervention in the public schools provides key resources including educational materials such as carpets, flip charts, audio system, and bookshelves, and classroom libraries composed of read aloud and leveled reading books for grades 1-4 to impact reading instruction and learning for 34,000 students.
The effectiveness of the project activities is reliant on the presence of strong institutional systems within MEHE to ensure sustainability. Activities under this component will strengthen MEHE’s capacity to monitor education services, design, and oversee reform efforts effectively.

Who are we impacting?

260 schools
34,000 learners
1000 Arabic language teachers
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Support Retention of At-Risk Boys and Girls Enrolled in Lebanese Public Education (Homework Support) – UNICEF

This project aims to provide homework and remedial support for struggling students in public schools across Lebanon. Students are provided two to three hours of support at the end of the school day and during the summer empowering students to become independent learners and encouraging school retention. The public school teachers involved in the project are trained by Ana Aqra professional trainers and offered continued support throughout the program. Training focuses on the balanced literacy approach to learning and provides teachers with effective classroom management and assessment skills.

Who are we impacting?

- 30 schools
- 15,000 learners
- 300 teachers
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The Children’s Learning Center (CLC) – Al-Madad Foundation

The CLC is Ana Aqra Association’s first exclusive venue dedicated to providing Early Childhood Education, Homework Support and Remedial Classes. The enchanting structure was built in the mid-1800s during the Ottoman Empire, and is strategically located in Baalbek in the Bekaa Valley. The center encompasses 16 classrooms providing support for primary school retention and integration serving disadvantaged learners, especially Syrian refugee children.

Who are we impacting?

- 1528 students per year
- 18 teachers
- 500 parents per year