Ms Nayla FAHED
Professor , Lebanese Alternative Learning NGO
Nayla Zreik Fahed holds a Ph.D. in XVIII century French literature. After years of teaching and a volunteering experience in a hospital to teach cancerous children, Nayla Zreik Fahed felt the need to develop alternative solutions to avoid school dropouts. This led to the creation, with several colleagues, of the e-learning platform Tabshoura and the foundation of the Lebanese Alternative Learning NGO (LAL) in December 2013. The Syrian refugee crises increased the need to address a bigger social problem and hence the need to develop creative and efficient ways to help refugee children adapt to the Lebanese educational system. LAL became the focus of Nayla’s energy and attention. She resigned from her teaching position at Saint Joseph University in August 2016 to devote herself to LAL’s mission.