1,500 Afghan and Iranian children benefited from remedial classes, stationery kits and hygiene packs

23 May 2023
جبرانی
UNICEF Iran/Sayyari/2023

More than 1,500 Iranian and Afghan refugee children were provided with educational support through remedial school classes, stationery, and hygiene kits in several provinces with high numbers of refugees. Supported by financial aid from the EU’s Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO), UNICEF worked with the Ministry of Education, the Bureau for Aliens and Foreign Immigrants Affairs and the Relief International to implement this educational support programme in six provinces of Fars, Isfahan, Razavi Khorasan, Semnan, Sistan and Baluchistan and Yazd.

During the remedial courses which were conducted from March to May 2023 to cover the students’ learning gap during the school year, each student received at least 15 sessions on different subjects, including Persian, Mathematics and Science.

The learning gaps were a result of a combination of factors including the newly arrived Afghan children not being familiar with the curriculum, their being bi-lingual, and the interruptions in education services that arose from the COVID-19 pandemic. Students can now continue learning and enhance their resilience to deal with challenging situations following support through remedial programmes.

At the end of the course, each student received stationary and hygiene kits to prepare them for the next scholastic year.

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