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UNRWA Self-Learning Programme (SLP) for Palestine Refugees in Syria

The SLP has been designed as condensed and fast-tracked learning tools for children who have missed out on regular schooling opportunities

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EXPLAIN YOUR IDEA

The UNRWA Self-Learning Program has been designed as an innovative, condensed and fast-tracked learning tools for those children who have missed out on regular schooling opportunities. In this context, the self-learning program, with its various learning tools (printed work-sheet material, on-line Inter Active Learning programme, DVD, UNRWA-ED TV),could be used in two ways: 1. as a set of support learning material for catch-up programs targeting students with reduced access to formal education; 2. as a structured program for self-learning to be adapted to the learning needs of out-of-school children. This certified program ensures that basic skills and concepts within the core subjects of the Syrian curriculum are delivered through a variety of interactive learning tools (as mentioned above). The self-leaning program is being implemented and adapted to the learning needs of PRS students in Syria, Lebanon and Jordan. UNRWA self-learning approach has also been endorsed by Syrian national authorities and it is planned to be implemented for all Syrian students as an effective alternative education modality with further support and funding from UNICEF

WHO BENEFITS?

The program has been implemented in UNRWA schools and learning spaces; it targets all school age children within the age range of 6 – 15 (grades 1-9). UNRWA self-learning program has also been endorsed by Syrian national authorities and it is planned to be implemented for all out of school Syrian students (millions) as an effective alternative education modality.

PROTOTYPE

This program has been piloted and tested in Syria and the results showed that students who used the UNRWA Self-Learning Program has delivered better exams than students in "normal" schooling circumstances

TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOURSELF

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) is committed to fostering the human development of Palestine refugees including provision of quality Education. The organisation is supporting more than 4 million refugees in Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and oPt

IS THIS AN IDEA THAT YOU OR YOUR ORGANIZATION WOULD LIKE TO TAKE FORWARD?

  • Yes, and we are implementing/operating partners of UNICEF or UNHCR.

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