Lebanon Education Assistance Development (LEAD Program)

RMF sought to mitigate the negative effects on Lebanese society from the 2006 war, and implemented the LEAD project. It consisted of an integrated set of activities aimed at supporting the quality of Lebanese public education and enhancing a culture of dialogue at the community level. By improving the physical and psycho-social environment, social cohesion was reinforced.
The objectives were:
• Creating a healthy and safe educational environment through improved physical space, basic infrastructure, and the increase of access to technology.
• Increasing the interdependence of schools and community through students, parents and targeted community members’ engagement
• Enhancing student growth outside the classrooms through extracurricular clubs and activities.
These objectives were achieved through medical check-ups and comprehensive health, nutrition, dental hygiene, and drug use prevention, awareness raising sessions targeted at all students. And extra-curricular activities to meet the recreational and developmental needs of students through the establishment of student clubs (166 clubs), school gardens (35 gardens), outings and inter-school activities.

Date 01/01/2007-31/09/2007
Project Lebanon Education Assistance Development (LEAD Program)
Budget $944,841
Location North and Mount Lebanon governorates affected by 2006 war
Donors USAID
Partners Cooperative Housing Foundation, Injaz (IL)-Lebanon

Education Center for Research and Development (ECRD)-Lebanon

Sectors Education & Human Development
Beneficiaries 70 public schools from underprivileged and remote areas affected by the July 2006 war.

23,249 students,

Parents, teachers, school staff and community members.