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Syrian refugee child: A story in 23 pictures. UNHCR - Mobile connectivity a lifeline for refugees, report finds. A young South Sudanese refugee tries to get a signal on his mobile phone in Nyumanzi refugee settlement, Adjumani, northern Uganda, in this 2014 file photo. © UNHCR/ Frederic Noy GENEVA – As well as being essential for keeping in touch with loved ones, many refugees view access to a mobile phone and the internet as being as critical to their safety and security as food, water and shelter, according to a new report by UNHCR and Accenture.

UNHCR - Mobile connectivity a lifeline for refugees, report finds

The report, “Connected Refugees: How the Internet and Mobile Connectivity Can Improve Refugee Well-being and Transform Humanitarian Action,” is based on research undertaken in 44 countries on four continents. How might we improve education and expand learning opportunities for refugees around the world? - We Love Reading: Refugee-led Reading Circles. IRA articleRDFeb18.docx This is an article that we had submitted to International review of education special edition on women literacy.

How might we improve education and expand learning opportunities for refugees around the world? - We Love Reading: Refugee-led Reading Circles

We were invited to submit by UNESCO Life long learning representative who realised that We Love Reading is not only about children but adults as well. Although we wrote it with a focus on adult women the same applies to adult men. Results Amman Intervention june 2015.pdf Research shows that reading fiction affects empathy positively. Zaatari Psycosocial report 2014.pdf. About us — I AM YOU. Refugee children connected to learning at ‘Heavenly Home’

The Heavenly Home orphanage was founded a decade ago to cater for refugee and migrant orphans after founder Lily was asked to take in a six-month old abandoned baby.

Refugee children connected to learning at ‘Heavenly Home’

Today the baby is a happy, healthy 11-year-old boy called Sam, one of 73 children who live fulltime at the home in the Thai border town of Mae Sot. The home has changed from a small space in the town’s market place to a two-storey wooden building on the outskirts of the city with 65 of its residents in school – 45 go to a local Thai school and 20 to a learning centre in Myanmar.

The rest are too young to attend school and are cared for during the day by Lily, her husband Thant Zin, and 11 of her dedicated staff. Lily also offers day-care services for the children of migrant workers living in the area. Single View News. Spark project 1. What is Google Cardboard? Google Cardboard gives you a rich virtual reality experience without a big price tag.

What is Google Cardboard?

You might have seen a bit of interest in Google Cardboard rise to the surface lately. At Google I/O 2015 we saw the launch of a more universal viewer as well as a new classroom experience dubbed "Expeditions" where teachers and students can have synchronized virtual fieldtrips. The Google Cardboard app was even made available on the App Store for iPhone 6 and 6-plus users. Some very cool stuff, which is why people are talking about it. Never mind that everything at I/O 2015 was made of cardboard. Seeing and reading about this stuff doesn't help much if you don't understand just what Google Cardboard is, though. Google Cardboard is a complete virtual reality platform. The hardware side of Google Cardboard uses low-cost viewers, with the reference design made of foldable cardboard (hence the name) 45mm plastic lenses, and a magnet or capacitive-taped lever to operate the screen. 0910 CFS Emerging Practices in ESAR.

Refugee children stranded in Greece are so unschooled they 'cannot even hold a pencil' More than one in five school-aged refugee children in Greece have never been to school, a study has revealed.

Refugee children stranded in Greece are so unschooled they 'cannot even hold a pencil'

Child refugees stranded in Greece have been out of school for on average 1.5 years, and many of them “cannot even hold a pencil”, according to new research by aid agency Save the Children. Syrian child refugees have been away from the classroom for the longest - with an average of over two years (25.8 months) out of the classroom. Afghan child refugees have been out of school for an average of 10.7 months. Some teachers in the camps have set up make-shift classrooms, but they say the children are already lagging far behind the schooling levels they should be attaining. Sacha Myers, Save the Children's communications manager, said: “Several refugee teachers have started their own initiatives with the small amount of materials they have.

2923. Refugee Education: Give Refugee Children A Chance To Learn - UNHCR, The UN Refugee Agency. How Syrian Refugee Children Are Trying To Simply Be Kids While Overcoming Hardships Of War. Attempting to live a normal childhood in refugee camps, Syrian children aggrieved by hardship, loss and violence are the definition of resilience.

How Syrian Refugee Children Are Trying To Simply Be Kids While Overcoming Hardships Of War

The conflict in Syria has produced about 1.1 million children refugees who’ve been displaced by war, according to the United Nations. The Power Of The Paintbrush: How Art Therapy Is Saving Children With Mental Health Issues. For an adult suffering with a mental health problem, talking about how they’re feeling can be difficult.

The Power Of The Paintbrush: How Art Therapy Is Saving Children With Mental Health Issues

So, for a child with limited language skills, opening up about their feelings can be almost impossible. That’s where art therapy comes in. It uses activities, such as painting, to help children understand and discuss thoughts they may find distressing. “We know that children who can’t understand or name their feelings are more likely to ‘act them out’, so art therapy can provide relief to a child whose only previous option was to dissolve into tears or have an angry outburst in response to overwhelming feelings,” explains Mary­-Rose Brady, director of operations at the British Association of Art Therapists.

“Art materials enable children to externalise troubling or confusing emotions, giving them form and enabling them to make links between thoughts, feelings and behaviours, perhaps for the first time.” Syrian refugee crisis assistance in Lebanon. Child Friendly Space offer refugee children a place to reconnect to childhood with love, joy and creativity.

Syrian refugee crisis assistance in Lebanon

Pathway to Education. Community outreach for refugee families in 39 villagesChild Friendly Spaces for refugee children out of schoolNon-Formal Education for refugee childrenOngoing public school support for both refugee and Lebanese childrenPsycho-Social Support through all the programsProtection, awareness and skill training for refugee women Lebanon Over 1 million Syrians fleeing the war have registered as refugees in Lebanon; they are now 30% of the population. The Challenge of Education. Inspiring Readers - Book Aid International. Inspiring Readers is our flagship school library programme, which launched in 2016 and will benefit primary school children in seven countries.

Inspiring Readers - Book Aid International

By providing Book Box Libraries to primary schools and training for teachers in bringing the books to life in the classroom, we hope to improve the reading opportunities of a quarter of a million children in Africa. The need for this programme In many schools in sub-Saharan Africa, books are scarce. Although much investment has been made in many countries to provide textbooks, very few schools have their own libraries – for example, in Kenya, it is estimated by our partner Storymoja that only 2% of public primary schools have libraries. Since the Millennium Development Goals were set, many countries in Africa have made great strides in their provision of primary school places, but as more children have entered the classroom, schools have struggled to provide adequate resources such as books, and this is affecting the way that children learn.

Supporting mobile libraries - Book Aid International. Some of our partners, such as Kenya National Library Service, support nomadic communities who generally do not build permanent structures but still need the benefits of a library service.

Supporting mobile libraries - Book Aid International

We also provide books for mobile library services that reach schools in remote regions which have no school or community libraries. In the remotest communities, which lack paved roads, even a motor vehicle may struggle to get through. Our partner organisations don’t let this prevent them getting books to people, however, and have come up with some imaginative and innovative means of overcoming these difficulties. School Library in a Box - Book Aid International. Schools in both of these areas are located in communities of people earning less than $1 a day, with 90% of the population living as subsistence farmers, with no formal income. These schools have with little or no government funding and they do not have libraries of their own. Most people have no books at home and due to the remote setting of the project schools, many children have never visited a library. The School Library in a Box project aims to take libraries to children who cannot reach one.

Being a Skype Granny. Introduction Grannies are people who use Skype to enable self-organized learning in Sugata's 7 SOLE Labs. They are young and old, men and women, and from a wide variety of backgrounds. As a Granny, you'll be enabling children who are not connected with an experienced SOLE mediator to take part in self-organized learning experiences. This will happen in a wide variety of contexts and settings. Each one will pose a unique challenge. Sugata Mitra opens his first independent learning lab in India. Students at the School in the Cloud in Korakati, India, investigate the questions that matter to them online, with the assistance of a teacher via the Granny Cloud. “Early one morning last February, a man turned up on my doorstep who had travelled through the night to get there,” said Sugata Mitra, the education reformer who received the 2013 TED Prize.

“This schoolteacher wanted to do something positive for his village, which had no electricity, health care or primary education … It was just the kind of place I was looking for.” Korakati is a remote village in one of the poorest parts of India, in the middle of a mangrove swamp. It’s hardly the place that most people would seek out to try to build a high-tech learning lab. No place for children by ECRE & AIRE Centre - Exposure. For one thing, we expected that we would be asked for identification at the entrance. We park the car and soon realise that there is no control whatsoever over who enters and who exits the camp. The main gate is open, and so are a number of small gates at the corners of the fenced area.

Children of Aleppo are trapped in a 'living nightmare': UNICEF. New York: Children in Aleppo are trapped in a "living nightmare," a senior official of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said on Wednesday, stressing yet again, the direness of the situation, particularly for the children, in Syria's war-ravaged Aleppo. "The children of Aleppo are trapped in a living nightmare", said UNICEF Deputy Executive Director Justin Forsyth in a news release issued by the UN agency on Wednesday. "There are no words left to describe the suffering they are experiencing", he added. According to UNICEF, At least 96 children have been killed and 223 have been injured in eastern Aleppo since Friday. The UN agency further said that the health system in eastern Aleppo is crumbling with just 30 or so doctors left, hardly any equipment or emergency medicine to treat the injured, and an ever increasing number of trauma cases.

Creativity and the Liminal Space. History. Why soccer? While there are many positive sport experiences, soccer is the most universally accessible; at its most basic level it offers playing opportunities that are low-cost, physically beneficial, inclusive and enjoyable. Soccer also enjoys worldwide popularity, making it the perfect platform from which to develop physically, socially, and individually. Soccer Without Borders believes that the potential of soccer to make change is deeper than simply playing the game. Rather, our programs are built around the philosophy that soccer’s interpersonal environment has unique potential to meaningfully impact participants. Within that environment, youth are exposed to the benefits of soccer and team sports for their bodies, voices, and minds, and supported in the application of these benefits to their everyday lives and future goals.

Soccer provides an avenue for positive engagement, a platform for personal growth, and a toolkit for a brighter future. Happy children fill World Vision’s child-friendly spaces in Iraq. “Everyone is very happy. Child Friendly Spaces Research Collaboration. Vodafone 'Instant Classroom' is digital school in a box for refugees. The Vodafone Foundation has unveiled a portable "Instant Classroom" that it hopes will give 15,000 child refugees across Africa access to tablet-based education. SHLS Approach. Greek Schools Admit Refugee, Migrant Children. Greece - On 10 October, 15 Greek schools welcomed for the first time refugee and migrant children from nearby camps. IOM Greece provided transport and equipped the children with school kits, including notebooks, pens, pencils and other materials.

In conjunction with the Greek Ministry of Education Research and Religious Affairs, the programme will be implemented incrementally, starting with camps in Attica, Thessaloniki and Epirus. During the first day, 12 buses departed from Lavrio, Elaiwnas, Derveni and Lagkadikia camps to take the children to the nearest schools. Greece Guide: Public education in Greece, Curriculum, hours and evaluation system: Pre-school education is.

About us — I AM YOU. Clouds Over Sidra. Teachers Without Borders. Understanding Children’s Right to Education. Education is an essential right, which permits each person to receive instruction and to blossom socially. The right to an education is vital for the economic, social and cultural development of all societies. Education: an important apprenticeship. Child refugees in Greece have been out of school for an average of 1.5 years. Greece Refugee Camps (info for volunteers) UNHCR - Talk, or the water will break your heart. Antigioni Piperaki (left) and Panagiotis Konstantaras (right) are Hellenic Rescue Team volunteers from Lesvos, Greece. © UNHCR/Gordon Welters LESVOS, Greece – At a small tavern overlooking the coastline of Lesvos, Panagiotis Konstantaras and Antigoni Piperaki are taking a short break from their duties as volunteers for the Hellenic Rescue Team (HRT) to reflect on a year they will never forget.

“We have exercises where we practice with five or 10 people on board,” says Antigoni, shaking her head. Greek Mainland Camps Report - Luck of Birth. Original document This report has been compiled by a mixed team of independent volunteers, members from informal groups focussed on refugee assistance and from smaller registered NGO’s. We gathered initial information on camp locations from sources such as the Greece Response Map and UNHCR Sites in Greece Map though some map data was not up-to-date. Greece: Smiles Return At Safe Haven. Meet Muhammed Ali - a refugee boy stranded in Greece.

"I am not super strong, but I am super smart,” Muhammed Ali explains to his Mum after visiting a Safe Healing and Learning Space in the refugee camp where he now lives. Like the majority of the estimated 60,000 refugees now stranded in Greece, Muhammed Ali's family fled violence in Syria. Unlike most of them, he was only five days old when the journey in search of safety began. Today, along with his Mum and two siblings, he is living in a camp in northern Greece, waiting and hoping for the day that he will be able to see his Dad and sister Noora again.

With the help of USA for UNHCR supporters, Syrian refugees find a safe haven.