The U.S. Embassy in Lebanon just launched a training program called “Digital Mothers” that will equip mothers of school children with technology skills and the English language.
The program, which is funded by the U.S. Embassy, was launched by U.S. Ambassador Dorothy Shea on Saturday, December 4th, aiming to train a total of 68 mothers and provide 200 hours of digital literacy and English language lessons over the next year.
The inauguration event took place at Al Nahda Mixed School in Tripoli, in the presence of a representative of the Lebanese Education Ministry, and was attended by the mothers, as well as principals and teachers of 4 schools in North Lebanon.
The mothers “will be learning skills that will help them, their children, their families, and their communities,” Ambassador Shea stated as the mothers received their tablets during the inauguration.
In addition to the fully operational tablet and accessories, the mothers will have internet access throughout the year to ensure the success of their learning program.
“In these difficult times, such initiatives are more important than ever,” Ambassador Shea indicated, adding that the program “reaffirms the U.S. commitment to helping communities across Lebanon, especially those in the North.”
The goal of the Digital Mothers Program is to equip mothers with basic English and computer skills needed to actively support their children’s learning.
At the conclusion of the program, the mothers will keep all given equipment to continue supporting the education of their kids.
As stated by the US Embassy in Beirut, the Digital Mothers Program comes within the U.S. engagement to help the communities in Lebanon.
That includes the recent opening of the American Corner for training and development in Tripoli as well as in Sidon, and the one-year program “Pop-Up American Spaces” for school children and youth in Akkar and Sidon.
Implemented by Tatweer Baladna, the “Pop-Up American Spaces” aims to empower youth and young professionals in Lebanon, notably in the north, the south, and the Bekaa, “through civic education and social entrepreneurship training and hands-on activities.”