With the new school year having arrived, we are reminded that education is the most important asset Lebanon has. Education in Lebanon has produced generations of talented and skillful students who have succeeded far beyond our borders.
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!
None of us deny the problems that come our way as educators and academics, whether in the private or public sectors. The economic crises we have been facing, along with the subsequent confinement and social distancing due to Covid-19, have put us in a place where we feel that there is no escape.
ما من أحد منّا ينكر المشكلات التي تعترض سبيلنا كتربويين وأكاديميين، إن في القطاع الخاصّ أو في القطاع العام. فما واجهناه ونواجهه من أزمات اقتصاديَّة، وما تلاه من حجر منزلي وتباعد اجتماعي بسبب فيروس كوفيد -19، وضعنا في مكان شعرنا فيه أنّ العدو وراءنا والبحر أمامنا.
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.