Work Field 1: Heritage Education

“Our first purpose is to enable children to discover their natural and built heritage, their history and their traditions.”

 

A- School Educational Trips

Through its on-site tours and educational workshops, BILADI organizes school trips since the day it was founded. All the trips serve the same purpose: to enable Lebanese children to discover their natural and historical heritage, their history, and their traditions. The trips consist mostly of one day visits to archaeological sites and villages, where traditions are still alive. Almost 40 000 students from private and public schools have so far taken part in BILADI school trips, broadening their knowledge of their country’s past through activities such as organizing role plays dealing with historical themes.

 

B- Informal Educational Activities Related to Heritage

These activities aim at familiarizing children and teenagers with their heritage, and teaching them about history while having fun. Such activities have, during past years, targeted Lebanese and Syrian children alike. These activities have contributed to filling gaps in the children’s knowledge of history, as well as in their attachment to their common heritage and their awareness about the importance of preserving and protecting it. Such pioneer BILADI projects include Syria in My Mind, #Unite4Heitage, THe Awareness Campaign on Illicit Trade…

 

C- Educational Materials

In the course of its educational projects, BILADI has often had to create its own manuals and its own educational material in order to serve the purpose of its revolutionary learning concepts. Our NGO takes pride in the fact that it creates its own teaching methods and the materials that accompany them, as well as implementing them through training and monitoring. These materials come in the form of interactive books, multimedia tools, art or culinary worshops, songs, etc…

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