Vocational Training

Alsama offers vocational training to its students. Our aim is to enhance our students employability by providing technical skills, such as coding, along side soft skills that are required at any work place, for example problem solving, prioritising and providing/receiving feedback.

Our vocational training programmes last between one to three years.

This page gives details of our ongoing programmes. Keep checking this space for new programmes coming up soon.

If you have a skill you want to teach, pitch your proposal to us! Find the application form on our Intern page.

Alsama/tech

Alsama/tech is our digital literacy programme where we aim to provide all Alsama students with computer skills. The best and most enthusiastic students are then selected to become certified coders. Classes are divided into different groups depending on ability. The lower groups focus on acquiring familiarity with the hardware and learning to type, while the advanced ones begin to code – HTML, CSS, Javascript.

Find more details on our dedicated Alsama/tech website and Instagram handle.

Alsama/coach

All Alsama students play cricket, but some go an extra mile to become  Assistant Coaches! Currently Alsama has 15 Assistant Coaches working with our Coaches to train nearly 400 young cricket players in our hubs located in Shatila, Bourj and Beqaa. The Assistant Coaches work in teams of 3 under the supervision of a Coach to manage their cricket hub.

They receive weekly leadership training sessions from senior coaches. The sessions are a space to brainstorm solutions to problems they are facing in their hubs and also to develop confidence, effective team management strategies, tools to handle stress and public speaking.

Alsama/yoga

Alsama collaborates with yoga studios to provide professional yoga teacher-training to those students who are keen to become yoga instructors. Given the sensitive backgrounds our students come from and the tough realities they live in inside the camp, yoga provides a space to relax and find calm.

All our students and cricket players in Shatila, Bourj al-Barajneh and Beqaa valley receive yoga lessons every week by 3 certified Alsama yoga instructors trained by yoga NGO Koun

In yoga class when I get time to sit with myself in a safe and quiet space, I feel my shoulders relaxing. Yoga has helped me focus better in my classes.

Amel, Alsama Student, Assistant Cricket Coach

I play cricket, but sometimes my muscles are too stiff. Yoga is helping me change that. When I do yoga I feel I can fly like a piece of paper. I am a lot calmer. That is why I decided to become a yoga teacher. I want other students to feel the difference yoga brings to your life. 

Ibrahim, Alsama student training to be a yoga instructor

Due to the high need and demand of yoga lessons, we are training more students to be yoga teachers in collaboration with Tools for Inner Peace. Learn more about our ongoing collaborations with yoga studios and Alsama yoga news here.

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