Scaling UPSHIFT into Education Systems

Key learnings and best practices from integrating UPSHIFT in secondary schools and non-formal educational settings, highlighting UPSHIFT's adaptability and new teaching methods and transition from learning.

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UNICEF Innovation

Highlights

The COVID-19 pandemic worsened the global learning crisis, erasing  about two decades of global progress towards ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and promoting lifelong learning opportunities for children and young people. Now is the time for urgent action to transform education systems for this and coming generations.  

The UNICEF UPSHIFT programme is a skills building learning journey built on best practices in non-formal, experiential, and enterprise education. Operating in 46 countries, it equips young people aged 10 to 24 with 21st century skills through mentorship and entrepreneurial training to build solutions to local problems. UPSHIFT unlocks the grit and ingenuity in young people today.

With 10 countries having started to integrate it in education systems and 15 planning to follow suit, UPSHIFT has the potential to transforming learning experiences for millions of learners. In this report, impact narratives from Bhutan, India, Jordan, Kosovo, Tajikistan, and Uganda depict UPSHIFT's highlight learnings from integrating UPSHIFT in secondary schools and non-formal educational settings. It emphasizes UPSHIFT's adaptability and new teaching methods and transition from learning.

The insights, lessons learned, and case studies offer strong guidance for adopting UPSHIFT  as a sustainable scale strategy through education systems. 

Scaling UPSHIFT into Education Systems
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