American Univesity of Beirut

Classroom in a Toolbox - ProFuturo Digital Solution in Informal Tented Settlements


ProFuturo is a hybrid learning toolbox that enhances quality of teaching and increases retention rates of refugees in disrupted educational environments.

Executive Summary 

According to UNICEF, around 40% of refugee children in Lebanon are enrolled in primary education, facing challenges contributing to ineffective learning such as discrepancies in the curriculum, push backs on integration, and child labor.  

ProFuturo, a toolbox that contains 48 tablets, laptop, projector, server, and router is designed as an interactive and up to date method for teaching and learning for underserved communities. The user-friendly devices increase students’ interest in education and allows for a self-paced learning process when needed. Local educators are trained by technical experts from ProFuturo headquarters to navigate the platform and enhance pedagogical skills for optimal classroom management and student-centered engagement. Downloaded content provides more than 1,600 hours of material in subjects including English, math, science, IT, and life-skills that bridges the curriculum divide. 

Since 2018 to date, more than 200 teachers have been trained and over 4500 students are engaged in the platform annually from 31 refugee-serving schools across Lebanon.​ With the unprecedented interruption of education, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, political and economic instabilities, this solution proved to be a pivotal model for continued teaching and learning during lockdowns.


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