Since 2010, we have specialized in the design of Multiplatform Digital Content for Primary and Secondary school teachers, as well as in the publishing of books for various stakeholders working with young people. For more than 20 years, Mrs. Rizk has deployed all her know-how in the Education Sector.

La Boite a Livres Éditions / AREN Education

Montréal, Canada
Private sector company
Established : 2010
Education and COVID-19 Response

Support the equitable continuation of learning
During the COVID-19 pandemic
Ensure a full and fair return to education
Following the pandemic
Strengthen learning systems
For the future
Strengthen gender equality in and through education

Committed to being a neutral and independent interlocutor, so that all publishers, large and small, can be represented equally and impartially. We have a policy against harassment at work, including our employees. Authors are obliged to exclude from their writings any statement which could be considered discriminatory or defamatory, or which might infringe human rights. We are also very proud to have in our team multicultural, pluri-sectorial, and multigenerational members. Our mission is to hire teachers to help them to develop twenty-first century skills such as autonomy, creativity, and collaboration in order to deliver true and valuable learning experiences that will engage the learner. To bring steam into the classroom by using active pedagogies, such as game-based learning and experiential learning. We are always seeking for new approaches that make a difference in the lives of teachers and their students ... but don’t have the time to focus on technology.

Regional Focus


Countries of Interest

Côte d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria


The mission of La Boîte à Livres Éditions/AREN Education is to offer digital cultural and educational resources for young people, parents, youth workers, institutions such as libraries and schools. The diversity of resources available supports most learners of our customer base in the development of knowledge and skills as well as personal development. Since 2010, we built a network of international collaborators/partners to ensure the diversity of products offered and their distribution. Subsequently, the pandemic made us review our thinking toward education and encouraged us to do several actions by easing the accessibility of content and by developing the digital aggregator AREN+. We are also a member of several associations that connect organizations, companies, and experts around the world. We are recognized by the Quebec Government through the SODEC, the Ministry of International Relations, by Canadian Heritage and by Global Affairs Canada. We are totally committed delivering quality content in the Education Sector and our track record has always been a pledge on a know-how when it is time to deploy resources as requested.

Action areas

Learner Wellbeing

Learning opportunities

Digital Learning Content

Establish and expand repositories of learning resources
Develop or provide free and contextually appropriate learning content
Build or strengthen learning platforms

Capacity Development

Capacity development to support distance learning
Capacity development to strengthen system resilience and response to future shocks

Advocacy and Communication

Outreach to parents and communities on the right to education

Advocacy and Communication

Financial contribution to Global Coalition

Primary Contact

Ms. Melanie Rizk

CEO Founder

Senior Contact

Ms. Melanie Rizk

CEO Founder