Lebanon : EU supports vocational and technical training at distance

March 10, 2021
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Due to the covid-19 pandemic and the deteriorating economic situation in Lebanon, technical schools were closed for most of 2020. This trend could persist in 2021 and affect the quality of learning of hundreds of students enrolled in the technical and vocational education and training system. In this challenging context, the EU-funded project “Technical Assistance for a more practice oriented VTE in Lebanon” – ProVTE, implemented by GIZ, ensures that students of the technical baccalaureate (BT) “Bâtiment et Travaux Publics” stay engaged in education through distance learning. To this end, in cooperation with the General Directorate of Vocational and Technical Education (DGVTE), ProVTE supports the process of implementing remotely, the technical theoretical subjects included in the programme to prevent the students from missing out.

Over a period of two weeks, ProVTE has conducted trainings of trainers for 12 teachers from different public vocational schools in different regions across Lebanon.

Until today, thanks to EU assistance, developers have prepared 36 distance learning lessons in Arabic and French to allow students to continue their education despite the lockdown. Within the next 2 months, up to 410 distance learning lessons will be uploaded on the Moodle Learning Management System, which up to 500 vocational students from all over Lebanon and their teachers will access from home.

To allow equal access for everyone, 500 computer tablets, funded by Mercy Corps, will be distributed to the students, with a 5 GB monthly data bundle for each, funded by the EU.


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