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Through this initiative, the Porticus Foundation and World Learning will build a strong and durable stakeholder commitment to SEL, evidenced by a roadmap that is responsive to the needs of students, educators, and community members alike.
Continuing and compounding crises in Lebanon require novel approaches to enhancing coping and life skills among children in the country’s education system. Recently launched programs addressing psychological support for children are a critical first step, and with the generous support of the Porticus Foundation through the 3EA project, new capacities are being built to support Social and Emotional Learning (SEL).
Building upon World Learning’s experience in education program implementation and Porticus Foundation’s leadership in SEL program development in Lebanon, World Learning will create a beneficiary and stakeholder-informed SEL roadmap that can be used to strengthen national and local education systems in Lebanon. Funding from this grant will equip policymakers with a foundational roadmap built with input from diverse stakeholder groups. This roadmap can then be used to craft national SEL guidelines that positively impact over 440,000 students across Lebanon.
Together, the Porticus Foundation (through Stiftung Auxilium) and World Learning have embarked on the initial phase of establishing an SEL Framework in Lebanon. Building upon this work to create a roadmap, a community of practice, and a mechanism for improving the process of institutionalizing SEL, Porticus and World Learning will advance that framework and further demonstrate our shared vision of, and commitment to, the importance of SEL in Lebanon.
- Equip policy makers with a foundational roadmap built with input from diverse stakeholder groups
- Identify and engage with a broad range of education-centric stakeholders
- Create a mechanism of engagement, coordination, and collaboration among stakeholders
- Illustrate the current landscape of SEL and life skills programming in-country
- Collecting data and soliciting feedback from diverse audiences
- Analyze data, reports, and synthesize feedback; advance SEL thought leadership
- Creation of a consensus roadmap for SEL institutionalization at the national level, along with a process for measuring progress and incorporating improvements to the roadmap