Kiron in Lebanon
Supporting refugees and underserved Lebanese communities through access to high-quality education
Lebanon hosts the highest number of refugees in the world per capita, with approximately a third of current inhabitants being refugees or displaced.
Kiron started operations in Lebanon in 2017, supporting refugees and underserved Lebanese communities in the country. Kiron proposes a blended learning approach in Lebanon, combining online courses from renowned Higher Education Institutions on our platform with offline learning in study centers, together with a strong student support.
Kiron Lebanon at a glance:
Three main pillars of our approach
Kiron provides the opportunity for the students to study credits for free on the Kiron Campus and then get their online credits recognized when they apply and transfer to a local partner university.
The students will then be able to save tuition fees by transferring the courses they have already studied online, pursue their studies offline and graduate from a bachelor’s degree from that university.
Kiron offers tailored online and in-person guidance to students depending on the goals that they want to achieve, whether they want to go to university or envisage other pathways. Students have access to our online forum, help center, mentoring services and others, as well as in-person office hours and welcome sessions.
Kiron proposes a blended education initiative, consisting of a digital learning certificate program and peer-to-peer support components. Students are organized in groups and offered access to study centers in different regions of Lebanon. With computers, an internet connection, students pursue their online studies with a tutor present to guide them through the course, and give complementary offline academic support.
To ensure sustainable prospects for our students and beyond, Kiron also holds a policy advocacy agenda in Lebanon.
We work with multiple stakeholders, students, faculty members, other NGOS and ministerial bodies including the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, in order to advance the culture and the recognition of online learning on a macro-level in the country.
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