December 4, 2021
For Immediate Release
The U.S. Embassy in Lebanon inaugurated the Digital Mothers training program in Tripoli at the Al Nahda Mixed School on December 4, 2021. The program, which will train 68 mothers of school children on technology and English, was officially launched by U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon, Dorothy Shea.
At the event, Ambassador Shea was joined by a representative of the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, as well as principals and teachers from four schools in North Lebanon.
During the program, Ambassador Shea distributed tablets to the 68 participants, noting that “they will be learning skills that will help them, their children, their families and their communities.” Ambassador Shea continued, noting that “in these difficult times, such initiatives are more important than ever” and this program “reaffirms the U.S. commitment to helping communities across Lebanon, especially those in the North.”
Over the next year, the Digital Mothers Program, which is funded by the U.S. Embassy in Beirut, will provide 200 hours of digital literacy and English language lessons to mothers of school-aged children. The ultimate goal of this program is to equip mothers with basic English and computer skills needed to actively support their children’s learning.
Each participant in the program is provided a fully operational tablet, accessories, a book, and internet access, all of which they will retain after the conclusion of the program.
This initiative builds on U.S. engagement in North Lebanon, which recently included the opening of an American Corner in Tripoli for training and development, as well as the “Pop-Up American Spaces” program for school children and youth in Akkar.