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Supplies and Logistics

Education Kits User Manuals

Crises can bring education to a halt, depriving children of their fundamental right to education and further contributing to an atmosphere of chaos in already traumatised communities. Education is integral in restoring a sense of normalcy and security in the midst of crisis, helping to build resilient schools and communities and bridge the humanitarian and development divide.

UNICEF’s Supply Division maintains stockpiles of various types of standardised educational pre-packaged kits including School-in-a-Box (SiB), Recreation Kit, Early Childhood and Development kit (ECD kit), more recently the Math kit and the Science kit as well as items that can be ordered independently to supplement the kits. UNICEF staff have highlighted the need to develop guidance on the appropriate use of the kits and to identify stronger linkages with our strategic and programmatic approach to education in emergencies. In response, UNICEF’s Supply Division and Programme Division initiated a project to create a set of kit guidance. The new manuals were developed through a process led by a consultant and guided by a reference group composed of UNICEF Supply and Programme staff from country, regional and headquarters locations.

The Manuals aim at providing training and curricular guidance related to existing kits. They are intended to strengthen the impact of UNICEF’s education work from the first phase where the opportunity to learn provides children with much-needed psycho-social support through our efforts to foster learning, growth and development. With the Manuals, the education kits, and proper teacher training, it will be possible to extend the utility of the individual kits, improving the quality of the initial education response and the transition into development.

Brief description of user handbook:

  • Module One, Guidelines for Training of Trainers, is designed, ideally, for a formally educated audience and covers elements of pedagogy and materials in support of an effective emergency education programme. The intended audience for this module is UNICEF, non-government organizations, and government staff. The module covers the Training of Trainers process, UNICEF’s Education in Emergencies approach, learning material development, psychosocial support and child protection in emergencies, and the physical environment.
  • Module Two through Module Six are designed for front-line workers that may or may not be formally trained teachers. Each module starts with a description of the kit content and guidelines and ideas on specific activities using the content. Modules also contain guidance on psychosocial activities and creating an inclusive class environment.

Objectives of the Manuals:

  • To provide guidelines and instructions on how to use the teaching aids contained in the kits for teachers, caregivers and instructors working in emergency contexts. A printed copy of each Manual will be packed into each kit.
  • To provide training guidelines for the trainers involved in the emergency response

Guidelines for Training of Trainers

English (PDF)

French (PDF)

 

Recreation Kit Guidance

English (PDF)

French (PDF)

 

Early Childhood Development Kit Guidance

English (PDF)

French (PDF)

School in a Box Kit Guidance

English (PDF)

French (PDF)

 

Mathematics Kit Guidance

English (PDF)

French (PDF)

 

Science Kit Guidance

English (PDF)

French (PDF)

 

Education Kits Disability Guides

In addition to the easy to use User Guides in the each kit, caregivers/teachers will also find a guide for children with disabilities, filled with suggestions on how to use each item based on children’s age and interest.  The disability guides are not stand alone but written to supplement the above Education kit userguides.  These two guides will be merged into one document eventually.

Click on the each kits for a pdf version of the guides:

1-Disability_Guide-Basic_Primary_Education

2-New_Disability_Guide-ECD

3-New_Disability_Guide-Recreation

 

 


 

 

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