All children learn in Nicaragua
UNICEF Country Office
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We ensure that throughout preschool, primary and secondary levels, children and adolescents have access to inclusive, quality and relevant education that effectively helps them integrate into society as active agents and protagonists of their development process.
Our work emphasizes children and adolescents from the most vulnerable populations: children with disabilities, living in rural areas, belonging to ethnic groups, working children and those affected by emergencies.
What do we do?
We support the Ministry of Education, with the purpose of:
- Improving the quality, equity and relevance of education for children and adolescents in Nicaragua by 1) developing officials’ and teachers’ technical capacities, 2) improving access to technology, 3) producing teaching materials, and 4) providing school supplies.
- Strengthening the capacities of teachers, technical staff and school administrators through various mechanisms to promote curricular didactics and best practices in early childhood, primary and secondary classrooms.
- Promoting continuous teacher training, especially in emergency education, socio-emotional support, violence prevention, flexible educational modalities, and inclusive education for children and adolescents with disabilities in learning environments with non-disabled peers.
- Promoting strategies and modalities to expand coverage in early childhood, primary and secondary education, especially for rural populations.
- Identifying, implementing and validating innovative and attractive educational strategies that improve school attendance and contribute to out-of-school adolescents’ school reintegration.
- Developing an inclusive school prototype where human, technical, and technological resources are aimed at diversity while transitorily maintaining strategies and modalities targeting the most vulnerable population groups.
- Promoting the participation of the educational community, through interventions such as the School Community Counseling program, which encourages volunteer work to promote positive school environments by fostering appropriate individual and collective attitudes and behaviors that favor everyone’s well-being and safety.