Learning for the Empowerment and Advancement of Palestinians (LEAP)

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Learning for the Empowerment and Advancement of Palestinians (LEAP) is an educational empowerment program for Palestinian refugee-youth in Lebanon that is dedicated to nurturing the intellectual growth and creative curiosity of our students. LEAP encourages youth to become agents of change by supporting them in their educational pursuits, providing a safe and productive space to explore a myriad of hobbies and interests, and re-inspiring a desire to learn. Have you ever wanted to teach (short-term) in a refugee camp? (Or is it just me?) Well, a nonprofit organization Learning for the Empowerment and Advancement of Palestinians (LEAP) is looking for people to volunteer to teach English or music in a Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon. Children in these camps often struggle because the kids’ families have been there for generations and the schools are sometimes lacking. In order for kids to pass the high school entrance exam, they need proficiency in a foreign language, which is usually the thing that holds back kids from these schools from getting into a Lebanese high school. That’s why learning English (or French) is so important! The program has people living in a group situation (it’s rough) and teaching English and organizing extra-curricular experiences for the children. You also get a chance to do some traveling (field trips) too. The volunteers arrive on July 1, orientation is July 2-7, and the project dates are July 8-August 10. You MIGHT be able to do other things too, such as curriculum development or teaching the teachers. It’s all volunteer – if you want to get paid, there’s another opportunity below though for a less needy population. For a lot more information, go to: https://leap-program.org/.
 

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