Making a difference…
one child at a time.
We provide free individualized assistance to children with specific difficulties that impact their learning at school all over Lebanon.
CLES provides free individualized assistance to children facing specific learning difficulties at school
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The road to peace goes through the education of children.
Carmen Chahine Debbane
Founder and CEO
Up to 20 percent of the student population is affected by Specific Learning Disabilities (SLDs)
Together with LAL (Lebanese Alternative Learning) we have created an online web for parents who would like to know more about their children’s specific learning difficulties. The microsite is equipped with articles, informative data, and assessment questions.
In 2015, CLES designated October 10 of every year as the specific learning difficulties awareness day and has been raising awareness through conferences, TV shows, movie productions, and a music competition.
Dance by CLES initiative was designed in partnership with the National Dance Institute (NDI) in New York as part of CLES’s mission to provide all children with an equal opportunity and promote inclusion among them, regardless of their differences and learning capacities.
Dance by CLES is based on the National Dance Institute’s award-winning pedagogy developed under the leadership of Jacques d’Amboise.
The program started in August 2017 with a mission to bring dance and the arts to private and public schools in Lebanon.
“Shu Bene Mama?”, an educational play aimed at raising awareness, with scenes that shed light on four specific learning difficulties: Dyslexia, Dysphasia, Dyspraxia and ADHD.
Since 2012, the play has been presented in:
|120 public and private schools|
|5 public libraries|
|The ministry of education|
Starting in 2002, CLES has organized free annual training sessions for hundreds of teachers from public and private schools.
The training sessions cover different themes to familiarize teachers with various speciﬁc learning difﬁculties and are given by a professional Belgian Lebanese multidisciplinary team specialized in specific learning difficulties. The key objective of the sessions is to enable teachers to identify students with specific learning difficulties and refer them to relevant institutions that can provide the appropriate assistance.
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In collaboration with the Lebanese Ministry of Education and Higher Education, CLES launched “The Learning Support Classes”, a development project aimed at reducing school failure and dropouts.
As part of the project, classes are equipped with the necessary materials and technologies required to teach students with learning difficulties and provide 2-3 teachers from each school with the proper skills to help give students the required academic and educational support.
104 public schools
were equipped with
a learning support class
supported in public schools
Our centers are open from 10AM till 6PM