“I recently received several calls from my children’s school and did not answer. I wanted to avoid embarrassment in case they were calling about my children’s tuition payments. When I didn’t answer they ended up sending me a message via email describing the actual purpose of their calls: they had a gift for all families. Today, when I opened it, I was surprised by the content of that gift.”
While the compounding crises in Lebanon have impacted virtually everyone in society, there is another—less noticed—group that has been significantly affected by the nation’s crises: Lebanon’s teachers.
This year, BBS is adapting to a number of significant changes. To accompany the start of a new school year, LSESD decided to sit down and chat with Alice Wazir, BBS’s new principal.
This BBS has stepped up its scholarship program to help students affected by the economic crisis Lebanon is passing through. Meet some of BBS’s students who have benefitted from BBS’s tuition assisstance made possible by donors like you!
Not always do we get to tangibly experience the impact of the investments made in a program so quickly. Adopting a wide and robust digital infrastructure through Microsoft classrooms was the best thing that the Beirut Baptist School (BBS) did over the last 3 years.
“You have taught us to pray when we don’t know what to do and need God to help us,” said a group of students to Mrs. Alice (Co-principal of academics at BBS). It had been a painful week for these high school students after hearing of the death of their math teacher, and all they could do was pray.
Out into the streets the students went! Filling Beirut with chants from the ongoing uprising in Lebanon, students joined the protests hoping for a future that allows them to thrive in their home country. Most grew up with stories they’d heard from their parents’ experiences living through the Lebanese civil war (1975-1990) or the more distant past of their grandparents which granted Lebanon its independence on November 22nd, 1943.