Al-Halabi and Farina visited renovated schools: UNESCO has rehabilitated 95 public and private schools, 20 technical and vocational schools and three universities
The Lebanese Minister of Education and Higher Education, Dr. Abbas Al-Halabi, and the Director of the UNESCO Regional Office in Beirut, Costanza Farina, toured today a number of public schools that were rehabilitated after the Beirut port blasts. They were accompanied by UNESCO’s national programme officer for education in Lebanon Maysoun Chehab, UNESCO’s Senior Regional Advisor for Education Fadi Yarak, the Director General of Education Imad Al-Ashkar, the Director of Secondary Education Khaled Fayed, the President of Beirut Educational District Muhammad Al-Homsi, the Head of the engineering unit Maya Samaha, and media advisor Albert Chamoun.
The tour began at the third Ashrafieh Public School in Jeitawi, where the Minister witnessed the completion of the works following the severe damages that had impacted of the building, which was visited by the Director-General of UNESCO Audrey Azoulay in August 2020, and from where was launched UNESCO’s initiative Li Beirut.
Minister Halabi entered the classes and spoke to the students, teachers and administration staff, and expressed his admiration for “the accuracy of the work and the development that took place in the building, equipment and laboratories, transforming the institution into a school that is better and more modern than the new schools.”