Life Skills and Citizenship Education helps students to thrive during summertime

UNICEF supports the efforts led by the Ministry of Education and Technical Education to help children to continue learning through the Life Skills and Citizenship education (LSCE) initiative

Karim Hamed
UNICEF supports the efforts led by the Ministry of Education and Technical Education to help children to continue learning through the Life Skills and Citizenship education (LSCE) initiative.
UNICEF/Egypt 2021/Mohamed Mahran
20 September 2021

The continued spread of COVID-19 worldwide and in Egypt and the challenges it brought, causing a disruption to the past school year, have knock-on effects on children’s education. This summer, UNICEF has supported children to continue learning through the Life Skills and Citizenship education (LSCE) initiative.

This initiative is about reimagining what is learned and how is it learned. It is also about promoting open learning systems that put life skills at the core of the 21st century learning agenda.

In Egypt, the LSCE agenda encompasses the reform of the education curriculum for general education (pre-school to secondary education) which was embarked on by the Egyptian Government back in 2017.

As part of the LSCE initiative, the Ministry of Education and Technical Education (MoETE) in partnership with UNICEF and the Egyptian Red Crescent (ERC) and with the generous contribution of the UK’s Foreign Commonwealth and Development office (FCDO) reached during the summer camps more than 8,000 students, across 3 governorates, North and South Sinai as well as Ismailia, with the help of over 900 educators.

UNICEF supports the efforts led by the Ministry of Education and Technical Education to help children to continue learning through the Life Skills and Citizenship education (LSCE) initiative.
UNICEF/Egypt 2021/Mohamed Mahran
“I love drawing and art. I really enjoyed this summer camp said Mohamed who’s talented in drawing and coloring, he has a huge smile on his face in the art session during the summer camps in Sinai.
UNICEF supports the efforts led by the Ministry of Education and Technical Education to help children to continue learning through the Life Skills and Citizenship education (LSCE) initiative.
UNICEF/Egypt 2021/Mohamed Mahran
“I learned here during the summer camp that a healthy mind is in a healthy body, as playing sports makes me feel really energetic.” Nesma said, during the sports session organized in one of the targeted schools in North Sinai.
UNICEF supports the efforts led by the Ministry of Education and Technical Education to help children to continue learning through the Life Skills and Citizenship education (LSCE) initiative.
UNICEF/Egypt 2021/Mohamed Mahran
“I like the Drama corner because I love acting. This is really fun,” says Laila, 10, during summer camps in Sinai providing quality play & learn environment for vulnerable children during the summertime.
UNICEF supports the efforts led by the Ministry of Education and Technical Education to help children to continue learning through the Life Skills and Citizenship education (LSCE) initiative.
UNICEF/Egypt 2021/Mohamed Mahran
“The children participating in the LSCE summer activities held in North Sinai expressed their extreme satisfaction with the various activities they participated in as they also said that they have learned a lot from this exciting experience.”