COVID-19 has shut down schools around the world, and kids with learning differences in Lebanon need extra support.
Hiba Al-Jamal explains the LSESD program helps a lot of different students, both at public and private schools. As COVID-19 has prevented in-person work, SKILD has moved online. “That means whoever is able to do the online session, we continued with them online. That doesn’t cover all the population that we work with, just those who are able in different aspects: financially, internet wise, location-wise, and in terms of their needs.”
It’s a big shift for SKILD, since workers do a lot of one-on-one work with students. Al-Jamal says, “With the online thing, you are far away from the students, so you need the parent’s involvement with you. Whenever the parents were able to support, we were more successful than other areas.” SKILD workers have used a lot of different tactics for different students, like making videos for the kids to watch on their own.
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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Kevin Zeller
CALL TO ACTION
- Pray that SKILD will be able to continue the work of supporting kids with learning differences.
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