Teacher capacity-building workshop in a “Ghata” school for refugee children in an Informal Tented Settlement in the Bekaa region of Lebanon. “Ghata” multi-functional structures will serve as computer-equipped study hubs to link refugees to digital educational programmes designed by Higher Education Institutions. 

Lead partner: King's College London (UK)

Partners: American University of Beirut (Lebanon), Al al-Bayt University (Jordan), Kiron Open Higher Education gGmbH (Germany) and FutureLearn (UK).

Expected duration: five years 

Partnership for Digital Learning and Increased Access (PADILEIA) will produce and deliver blended higher education programmes to Syrian refugees in Jordan and Lebanon, along with members of their host communities. Students will be offered curricula that provide micro-credentials in relevant fields, augmented by student support services and affordable pathways into locally-delivered formal academic qualifications.

The project design includes three learning formats:

  • Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs);
  • Bespoke, tailored courses delivered online to a defined cohort; and
  • Traditional classroom-based learning, with a complementary online subcomponent.

These technology-enhanced learning environments will broaden access to high-quality educational programmes, providing a foundation for further higher education and potentially preparing students to contribute to the rebuilding of post-conflict Syria and integration into the workforce more broadly.

More details about PADILEIA will be posted on this page in due course.