LEARNING THROUGH PLAY
Play and education don’t have to be mutually exclusive. In Bekaa Valley, Salam’s bus is combining both to help Syrian children get back into school.
Taking place in a fun, non-formal setting, the School Bus supplements mainstream education with digital tablets packed with useful apps.
Designed by Breteau Foundation, the digital tool aims to address the development needs of children between 5-10 years, enabling children to learn through natural discovery and bringing children up to speed with global technological practices; knowledge often forgone within chaotic and remote locations across the world.
Recently, the School Bus has begun educating women too. Their first class graduated in June 2017. 20 women living in an informal settlement in Lebanon’s Beqaa Valley completed the 3-month, 3-hour-a-week course, which explored topics ranging from preventing and treating common illnesses to breast cancer screening.