It has been two exciting summer months at Bicharaf. The hot weather hasn't stopped us from performing at our best. The team members meet once every week to update each other on their week's activities, and to set new targets for the week after. Being students, we yearn for knowledge. Our mission remains unchanged, but our responsibilities and tasks are continuously updated as we extend our thoughts and learn more about Bicharaf and how to make the best out of it.
Bicharaf held its third teachers’ workshop of the year on Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008 at the American University of Beirut. Eager teachers from 10 partner schools showed up and were greeted by Bicharaf’s founders and team. The three-hour session was kicked off with scrumptious finger foods and ice-breaking chit chat before the teachers took their seats at tables bearing Bicharaf items for their use. Dr. Feghali started off by briefly introducing Bicharaf, its mission, and its progress over the years.
On Thursday, March 27th, 2008, Bicharaf held a regional teachers’ workshop in Bekaa’s capital city, Zahle. Almost 60 school teachers from 18 schools in the Bekaa region gathered in the auditorium of the Evangelical Secondary School (ESS) of Zahle. Principal of ESS, Dr. Sami Samra, had invited teachers from neighboring schools to take part in this event.
On the 11th of March, the Bicharaf team welcomed teachers from the following schools for a workshop on academic integrity: Ahlia School , Brummana High School, International School of Koura, Levon and Sophia Hagopian Armenian College, Montana International College, Saint Joseph School, and Universal School of Lebanon.
At the beginning of each semester, many university students seek to buy used textbooks. To them, original ones are thought to be too expensive, and photocopies unpleasant or unethical. Unfortunately, in most cases, such students have no systematic way of locating the used textbooks they need. Most of them ask around randomly; some try their luck at bookstores.