A pillar of excellence for education in Lebanon, private education plays a key role in the measures set up by the IECD. Via these schools, the IECD designs and rolls out its main innovations, for example the launch of new training sectors.
The Cortbawi Institute, the Foyer de la Providence, the French Lebanese Technical Institute (ITFL) and the Mesrobian Institute are four schools in a critical financial situation with which the IECD has formed strong partnerships. Therefore, the IECD’s work alongside them continues in times of crisis beyond the long-term support it offers them (teacher training, equipment, renovation of training courses and career guidance measures, etc.).
For Arlette Jreissati, President of the ITFL, this support is a matter of survival: “the IECD’s aid comes just at the right time to help us pay our bills. Without this aid, we would not be able to continue our mission”.