Getting Ready for a New Strategy
UNICEF facilitates a training for educators to create a cadre of master trainers
As part of the UK-funded “Integrated Education Services for Vulnerable and Marginalized Children in Egypt” project agreement, UNICEF continues to support the Egyptian government on the transformation process of the Egyptian education system to the new strategy ‘Education 2.0’.
The new strategy was introduced to some stages in the school-year 2018/2019 and will gradually replace the current system. By 2030 ‘Education 2.0’ will be the only operating national education system from pre-primary education up to secondary education.
UNICEF Egypt developed life skills-based extracurricular activities training kits for school children. The urgent need for this intervention stems from the fact that there are students, starting from Grade 4, who have not been targeted by “Education 2.0” yet. The extracurricular training packages address two key age groups: 9 to 12 and 13 to 15 years old.
Because the new strategy and training kits are skill-based and require more creative learning tools for, and in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Technical Education, qualified master trainers from the target governorates (North Sinai, South Sinai and Ismailia) were selected for an intensive Training of Trainers (ToT) program to provide them with the needed skills and knowledge to train other teachers in the same governorates on the usage of these kits.
Highlights from this training, that took place in Ismailia in January 2020, are presented in this photo essay.