BibBus – The Goethe-Institut Libanon’s mobile library
Project Coordinator and Author: Rabih Maalouf
The BibBus project follows and implements in an exemplary way the core educational idea of the Goethe-Institut Libanon, which is to develop the individual ability to make use of one’s own mind by giving them access to education and knowledge.
The BibBus connects children and young adults in economically and socially disadvantaged regions in Lebanon to sources of information and interactive knowledge such as a wide range of books, activity games, awareness workshops and many more.
Education and Knowledge transfer programs in general are much welcomed in Lebanon; moreover, they are sustainable instruments for a peaceful and thriving cultures. Especially the history of the Arabic world is full of glorious examples of knowledge nurtured cultural periods. In fact science is called in Arabic knowledge ﺍﻠﻌﻠﻡ, even the word teacher AlMuaallem derives from the word knowledge, meaning the person who transfers knowledge!
Our first experiences with the BibBus confirm the importance of reaching out with books and educational skills to children and young adults.
The following are some of the key strategic instruments the project can impact:
- Social and cultural inclusion
- access to books, literature
- enhance reading competency
- enhance language skills
- rhetorical presentation
- digital skills (digital literacy!)
- creative skills…
Moreover, for the year 2019 and in the course of developing our program, the BibBus team decided to offer structured programs focused on enhancing the performance of under-privileged youth such as, Educational programs, Hygiene awareness workshops, puppet shows.
Furthermore, and to allow the kids to correlate and improve their ability to conduct proper conversations. Certain topics were delivered in a fun and interactive manner under the umbrella of ‘Morning Talks’. Where kids had the opportunity to pleasantly discuss the calendar, weather, feelings and recalling previous knowledge about letters and numbers.
For this Year, the BibBus main mid-Summer event was held on the 17th of July 2019 in collaboration with Maarouf Saad Foundation at Mada Center in Sidon.
“Communication comes in different forms, and the most globalized form is Arts”.
- Art as a form of communication
- Teamwork and collaboration.
- Anti-Bullying and awareness on how to stand up for your right - Always in an ethical and righteous manner
It’s a fun and educational event were laughter meets productivity and performance.
Children discover the BibBus
Children browse the BibBus
Welcoming the BibBus in Barelias
Head of German Language Dpt. and Educational Services
If you are interested in collaborating with the BibBus or have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org