Low-Tech Devices and Connectivity for Learning in Lebanon

Helpdesk Response 29
"Students at the Second Bourj Hammoud Public School" by World Bank Photo Collection is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Introduction and context

This document was produced in response to a request from the FCDO Lebanon team that was submitted to the EdTech Hub Helpdesk in August 2020. The FCDO team requested guidance on leveraging low-tech devices and enabling connectivity to support learners in Lebanon, aligning with school reopenings in late September. This document compiles effective initiatives across Lebanon and other countries.

The authors acknowledge the intricacies of the current state of Lebanon, encompassing the Covid-19 pandemic, economic crisis, ongoing refugee situation, the August 2020 explosion in Beirut, and resignation of the government. In this topic brief, we have emphasised global contexts with limited ICT infrastructure to underline how relevant initiatives might be implemented and scaled in light of existing complexities. We recognise that any educational initiative must be tailored carefully to the local context.

This report was written in October 2020 and published in March 2021.
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