Beirut, 29 January 2022 (TDI): The Lebanese Minister of Education and Higher Education, Abbas Al-Halabi, met with the British Ambassador to Lebanon, Ian Collard.
The pair sponsored the virtual ceremony to distribute the International School Awards. Moreover, the ceremony was also attended by the Director of the British Council in Beirut, David Knox.
Inspiring to virtually congratulate winners of International School Awards #ISA private, public and @UNRWA schools under @LbBritish Connecting Classrooms programme supported by #UKaid. Great to see student engagement: on Climate Change, Girls Education with inclusion at heart. pic.twitter.com/wjF4eRuDJk
— Ian Collard (@ianfcollard) January 28, 2022
At the beginning of the celebration, Raghda Al-Qawas, Director of Educational Programs at the British Council, said that “this celebration coincides with the International Day of Education on January 24.”
It also focuses on school activities with a global dimension that develop students’ skills, and on global citizenship. Forty-six public and private schools have won.
For his part, the Director of the British Council, David Knox, spoke about the communication he made with schools in several regions of Lebanon.
He also noted that the Lebanese social diversity is the richness of the Lebanese and educational community.
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Knox declared that the principals, professors, and students strive to obtain a quality education. Additionally, he expressed their wishes to communicate with their counterparts in the world through programs that fall within the framework of the award. Especially to carry out activities with a global dimension.
— وزارة الإعلام (@MinistryInfoLB) January 28, 2022
Lebanon is currently facing great challenges to maintain the continuity of the educational institutions’ work in carrying out their educational mission. Furthermore, Al Halabi thanked the British side who directly contributed to securing great financial support.
The contribution dictates implementing mechanisms to pay $90 to members of the educational staff to all workers in public schools. In this way, the staff can reach their schools for instance.
The Lebanese Minister also declared that Lebanon will receive technical support from the British government. This support regards the English language and the subjects taught in English. In addition to French support and international support from UNESCO.”
Finally, the ceremony was concluded by the Lebanese Minister congratulating the winning schools. He also invited other schools to take advantage of this available global opportunity.