19th January 2022

Unveiling of Alsama’s library transformation

Students and teachers alike were delighted to return to Shatila’s education institute after the break to discover a completely transformed library.

Miss Alaa and volunteer Nabil Hudda, alongside a committee of students, worked tirelessly on Alsama’s library transformation project throughout last term and the holiday. Students returning to Shatila’s education institute were amazed not only to find a vastly expanded collection of books but also an entirely transformed library space.

This student-led initiative saw students tour (almost all) Beirut’s bookshops, carefully curating a selection of English and Arabic books with authors hailing from a diversity of regions, localities and backgrounds.

It was an amazing feeling to know Alsama trusted me

Students were tasked with selecting books that would cater to all of Alsama’s students. Abdullah, student from the Excellence Group said, ‘It was an amazing feeling to know that Alsama trusted me with the responsibility to choose books for the whole school’.

Books have even been flown in from France and, the UK which naturally included a healthy selection of cricket books!

Thank you to all the students involved in the library transformation project, Miss Alaa and Nabil and their team of volunteers from carpenters to interior designers and of course, the generous supporters of the project.

See the photos below for before and after…

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