Since the establishment of MWTF, over 200 hundreds students have been active in taking English and computer classes with a group of volunteers. Those students are all migrant workers who live and work in Lebanon in order to help their families in their homelands. However, every Sunday at AltCity – one of the centers where classes are given by MWTF – the students come on their only day off the entire week and spend two hours learning language and computer skills.
One of these students is Abdeen Ahmad. Ahmad said that after he joined MWTF and started taking classes at Altcity, his language skills improved and that before the classes they were very weak. He is now able to speak and communicate in English. At first, Ahmmad was taking classes at Zico House, but now takes them at Altcity. He said it is “much better because it is a wide place where everything is there [available].”
Ahmad was one of the students who participated in the photography workshops for several weeks at AltCity that were given by Ann Megalla. His work was displayed in the Lens on Life exhibition at Community Day. According to Ahmad, “Community Day was an amazing day and I felt I am with my family where there are no borders between us. Everybody was dancing and having fun moments.”
Ahmad is planning to travel out of Lebanon, but he is sad to leave Altcity and MWTF. His final words to MWTF were “I wish that MWTF will continue to be there to help migrant workers and gather them. Special thanks to all the instructors from all around the world and I wish for them a very happy life.”