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.

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Up to 10 percent of the student population is affected by Specific Learning Disabilities (SLDs)

CLES provides free individualized assistance to children facing specific learning difficulties at school

Emergency Program

Care by CLES is an initiative launched by Carmen and Ray Debbane in the aftermath of the challenging economic times Lebanon has been facing.

Care by CLES aims at reducing hunger by providing food and hygiene parcels to families in need all over Lebanon. Each package includes 5 parcels of food, hygiene products, and kitchenware, and covers a family’s vital necessities for up to 6 weeks.

35,000
persons are receiving food and essential items on a regular basis 

110,000
bags of food and essentials items

6,000
families regularly receive a ration of five bags 

Emergency Program

Care by CLES is an initiative launched by Carmen and Ray Debbane in the aftermath of the challenging economic times Lebanon has been facing.

Care by CLES aims at reducing hunger by providing food and hygiene parcels to families in need all over Lebanon. Each package includes 5 parcels of food, hygiene products, and kitchenware, and covers a family’s vital necessities for up to 6 weeks.

35,000
persons received food and essentials items 

110,000
bags of food and essentials items

6,000
families regularly receive a ration of five bags 

CLES Centers

Beirut - Sodeco

Sodeco Street,
Building Sodeco 1, 3rd floor
Tel:  +961 (1) 611 281
beirut@cles.org

Beirut - Badaro

Ibrahim Medawar Street,
Khoukaz & Bonja Building, 1st floor
Tel: + 961 (1) 380 111
badaro@cles.org

Tripoli

Damm W Farz Street,
Obeid Building, 1st floor
Tel: +961 (6) 423 430
tripoli@cles.org

Saida

Wastani Street,
Debbane Building
Tel: +961 (7) 752 273
saida@cles.org

Zouk Mekayel

Ogero Street
Menassa Building, 3rd floor
Tel: +961 (76) 356 240
zouk@cles.org

Zahle

Zahle Avenue,
Chedid Center, 2nd floor
Tel: +961 (8) 802 940
zahle@cles.org

Nabatieh

Kfar Jawz roundabout
Mezher center, 1st floor
Tel + 961 (81) 637 492
nabatieh@cles.org

Semkanieh

Hasbani turn,  
Sadek building, 2nd floor
Tel: +961 (5) 500 199
semkanieh@cles.org

With a strong belief that education is one of the most powerful tools to promote world peace, and that the right kind of education can give children the opportunity to reach their full potential, the Dance by CLES (DBC) initiative was designed in partnership with the National Dance Institute (NDI) in New York, as part of CLES mission to provide all children with an equal opportunity and promote inclusion among them, regardless of their differences and learning capacities.

“Dance by CLES” started its pilot program in August 2017 with a mission to bring dance and the arts to private and public schools in Lebanon.

'Shu Beni Mama' Play

“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.

The play is shown in Lebanese schools. Since 2012, it has been performed across 120 public and private schools, 5 public libraries, and at the Ministry of Education’s theater.

Trainings

Starting in 2002, CLES has been organizing 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 disabilities. The key objective of the sessions is to enable teachers to identify students with specific learning needs and refer them to relevant institutions that can provide the appropriate assistance.

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Learning Support Classes

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.

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Are you a concerned parent?

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.

Are you a concerned parent?

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.

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