The Mobile Computer School® – An innovative Concept
The ‘Mobile Computer School®’ project is a unique initiative launched by Fondation Saradar in 2002 with the objective to disseminate knowledge, build capacities and facilitate access to information through specialized training or workshops. Fondation Saradar four Caravans represented the ideal facility to cater to a wide range of audiences.
Tailored courses, special educational programs or customized training packages, can be elaborated and delivered to a wide range of target groups to accommodate their priorities. Contents and material can vary covering current issues with direct relevance to academic programs, cultural education, market needs or social topics.
The Caravans are equipped with a network of ten computers, one laser printer, one LCD projector with screen, a wireless Internet connection, an air-conditioning/heating system, a water dispenser, and other accessories. The Mobile schools include a ramp that facilitates the access of physically disabled persons and special software to provide the blind and the visually impaired.
“Traveling Art®” is an outreach program focusing on art initiation addressed to schools. It is also be catered by Fondation Saradar Mobile School. This caravan serves as an exhibition facility to display a selection of major Lebanese artists, as well as a wide variety of educational activities and tools.
An initiative for a renewed commitment
Fondation Saradar has developed a very ambitious and challenging cultural project, an unprecedented initiative in Lebanon and the region.
Preserving our artistic heritage is paramount, more particularly in these difficult times of political, economic and security uncertainty. More than ever, raising children and young people to appreciate Culture and Art is fundamental in consolidating social bonds. Unfortunately, it is not the case in Lebanon, where art education is extremely limited and Lebanese cultural-artistic heritage generally over looked.
Fondation Saradar’s art initiative aims at promoting Lebanese art as an important element of knowledge, as well as an essential pillar of our cultural heritage.