Secondary Division


July 7, 2017


Dear Students,

As a NewsKnights member, your daughter, «First_Name» has been invited to participate in the MDLAB Summer Academy in LAU, Beirut, on the following dates:

                                    Dates                                                                              Bus from to JM

-          Tuesday, August 8, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.                               8:00 a.m. / 1:15 p.m.    

-          Monday, August 14, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.                                8:00 a.m. / 4:45 p.m.

-          Tuesday, August 15, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.                              8:00 a.m. / 4:45 p.m.

-          Wednesday, August 16, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.                         8:00 a.m. / 4:45 p.m.

-          Friday, August 18, from 1:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.                                 12:15 a.m. /7:15 p.m.


Through quality content and the engagement of participants with international and regional media experts and faculty, the MDLAB Summer Academy works on the expansion of media and digital literacy education in the Arab world and trains

young people and academics to become media literate individuals and engaged citizens. On the dates our students are invited to join the academy, there will also be some separate sessions specially prepared for them as part of our bigger

project, Beyond Radicalization, a joint project of JM, MDLAB, DWA, and PPM, which is funded by the EU and German Foreign Ministry. In addition to the valuable media and digital training they will receive, the students will also get the

opportunity to produce media content that will be presented to all the academy participants and guests on August 18, 2017.

The students are kindly asked to get their smart phones with them as they will be trained to use them to produce media.

The details of the program will be communicated to your daughter by email as soon as they are finalized.


Please note that the school will be taking care of all the expenses of this academy; it will also provide transportation to and from LAU Beirut. The participating students will be accompanied by Ms. Nancy Bassil.




Nathalie El-Hani

Secondary Principal


Kindly fill out the consent form and transportation information in the return slip below

and return it to the Division Secretary by Monday, July 10, 2017.



I, the undersigned, _________________________________, mother/father/guardian of «First_Name» «Last_Name», in «Class__Section», allow my daughter, to participate in the MDLAB Summer Academy on August 8, 14, 15, 16, and 18, 2017.

     I would like my daughter to take the school bus to and from LAU on the mentioned dates.

I will myself ensure my daughter’s transportation to and from LAU on the mentioned dates.


Date: ______________________________          

Signature: __________________________