What we do / Projects
January 2018- January 2019
Supporting Vulnerable Girls and Boys to Access and Remain in Education in LebanonThis partnership aims at enrolling and retaining children in formal education as per the national education strategy, RACE.
The Retention Support program will benefit 4,800 children who are at risk of dropping out of formal education in schools in Beirut, Mt Lebanon, Bekaa/Baalbek and North Lebanon.
Access & Integration
Ana Aqra will implement the CBECE program with 2,700 children aged 3-6 years old and their families, who have no access to KG, prioritizing those about to enroll in Grade 1 for the 2016/17 school year.
2,000 out-of-school children aged 7-14 years old will also benefit from the Basic Literacy & Numeracy program.
September 2014 – September 2018
Quality Instruction Towards Access and Basic Education Improvement (QITABI) – USAIDThe 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.
QITABI consists of three components of which Ana Aqra Association is involved in Component One: Improving reading outcomes for primary level public school students.
Component 1 focuses on improving early grade students’ reading skills in the 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 960 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 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 19,200 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?
960 Arabic language teachers
May 2015 and Ongoing
The Children’s Learning Center (CLC) – Al Madad FoundationIn 2015 Ana Aqra Association and Al Madad Foundation undertook to restore a mid 19th century building in central Baalbek for use as a permanent non-formal education hub. This center is 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