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Press Releases 2011

38 Public Schools to be Renovated and Equipped with U.S. Funds

September 15, 2011

On September 15, 2011, the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Deputy Assistant Administrator for the Middle East Hady Amr visited Al Jadida School for Girls in Tripoli, met with the school’s principal and viewed rehabilitation work provided for the school.  This school is one of 38 public schools that the Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MEHE) selected to be renovated first under the Developing Rehabilitation Assistance to Schools And Teacher Improvement (D-RASATI) project.

D-RASATI is the largest basic education program in Lebanon with a budget of $75 million funded by USAID.  Under the leadership of the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, D-RASATI aims to improve student achievement in all public schools in Lebanon.  It develops children’s learning environments by repairing and equipping schools; enhances the skills of Lebanon’s public school teachers through in-service training; engages Lebanese students in extra-curricular activities; and stimulates increased parental and community involvement in their children’s schools. 

The Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC) implements the project in partnership with the American University of Beirut, AMIDEAST, the Cooperative Housing Foundation, the International Orthodox Christian Charities, and the Hariri Foundation for Sustainable Human Development.