Phase III (2015-2018): Expanding and Sustaining the TAMAM Movement
During this phase, the TAMAM community expanded to span 8 Arab countries comprising of 3 country hubs, 46 schools, more than 600 practitioners, researchers from 12 different universities, 31 coaches, and policymakers or representatives from the 3 ministries of education in Lebanon, Jordan, and Oman.
The Arab Thought Foundation fund was renewed with additional strategic goals added to focus on transforming TAMAM’s activities into sustainable initiatives fueling the growth of the TAMAM Movement for school-based reform in the Arab world. Hence, the new goals aimed at
publishing research, expanding to new schools and contexts, building coaching capacity as well as securing funding to ensure the movement’s sustainability.
During this phase, TAMAM expanded to new schools and contexts, adding to its community new public schools from Lebanon and two new countries, Sudan and Palestine.
A research grant received from the LORE Foundation provided additional support to the research and development activities in 6 public schools in Lebanon, building leadership capacity in school teams and laying the foundation for establishing a country hub in collaboration with the Lebanese Ministry of Education and Higher Education.
Two additional TAMAM country hubs were also launched during this phase in Jordan and Oman, taking the first steps towards securing financial independence to fund their expanding activities. In these two hubs, steps were taken to build partnerships among schools, universities and policy makers in the country. In Oman, TAMAM succeeded in establishing an official partnership with the Technical Office of the Ministry of Education in the Sultanate of Oman. Additional public schools in the Sultanate participated in TAMAM, and key components of its capacity building program (competencies and school-based improvement journey) were considered to officially become part of the professional development training programs implemented by the Ministry.