*This interview was recorded at the Teach For All Social Innovator Global Gathering in Kuala Lumpur in July 2018.
Fahd Jamaleddine has a BS in Mathematics, a Teaching Diploma and Studies MA in Education, Administration and Policy Studies from the American University of Beirut. His passion for education and teaching led him to plant the seeds of his startup, Inspiration Garden when he was in early university studies. The idea started from living a challenge where the educational system in Lebanon is fragile and students' needs aren't being catered in many ways. In parallel, he enrolled to Teach For Lebanon and taught delinquent students while giving teachers ICT training. He has been volunteering in activities such as being a paramedic and team leader at the Lebanese Red Cross, Consultant Volunteer with INJAZ Lebanon, part of Junior Achievement Worldwide, delivering classes on financial literacy, entrepreneurship and work readiness. Currently, He is leading the Vice President Position at the INJAZ Lebanon Alumni.
Inspiration Garden has successfully created a healthy and positive setting to teach, motivate and inspire its students. Surrounded by a garden, tutoring and after-school support center promotes students’ well-being as they are able to engage with their studies outside of a regular classroom, while actively furthering their academic knowledge and skills. Center’s work focuses on broadening knowledge and skills base and on the character development of staff and students, giving them the necessary tools to excel and analyze in order to make sound decisions.