Wednesday, May 6, 2015

May 6, 2015 (Washington, DC) – At the Clinton Global Initiative Middle East/Africa conference, which opened today in Marrakesh, Morocco, the American Task Force for Lebanon (ATFL) announced, in partnership with Virginia-based e-learning provider TidWiT, a commitment to provide free e-learning to Lebanese children and the Syrian refugee children in Lebanon.


Through TidWiT’s innovative e-learning platform, ATFL and TidWiT envision reaching 50,000 refugees and 10,000 teachers with digitized Lebanese and Syrian curricula, drastically cutting the costs of education from about $2000 per student (or about $1 billion per year for the 500,000 Syrian school-age refugee children) to just $20 per student.  


The Syrian crisis began in March 2011 and Lebanon has now absorbed almost 1.5 million...

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