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Life in Za’atari refugee camp, Jordan’s fourth biggest city Za’atari refugee camp hosts around 80,000 Syrians who have been forced to flee the war in Syria. More than half of these refugees are children. The size of the camp, now Jordan’s fourth biggest city, is presenting huge challenges for infrastructure. Children outside an Oxfam facility in the Za’atari camp, where we are campaigning for a permanent water and sewage systems. Oxfam currently works in 3 of Za’atari’s 12 districts, supervising, water and sanitation, refuse management and the cleaning and maintenance of wash blocks. We also co-ordinate hygiene promotion activities which are crucial in preventing the spread of disease.

SOLE Toolkit Welcome Welcome to the Self-Organized Learning Environment (SOLE) Toolkit, an online resource designed to help educators and parents support kids (8-12 years old) as they tap into their innate sense of wonder and engage in child-driven learning. Self-organized Curious Engaged Social Collaborative Motivated by peer-interest Fueled by adult encouragement and admiration Educators of all kinds (parents, teachers, community leaders, etc) play an important role in both teaching kids how to think, and giving them room to feed their curiosity. 3D Printed Robots You Can Print, Build or Buy Fancy a 3D printed robot for your home? Here’s a list of the best 3D printed robots you can print in one go, assemble or even buy as a kit. Robots! We just love them: 3D printing and robots are a match made in mechanical heaven.

Hole-in-the-Wall - Bhutan: Reaching the Unreached Bhutan: Reaching the Unreached One of the major projects that HiWEL is in the process of executing is for the Royal Government of Bhutan. The project is part of a large Indo-Bhutan project formally known as the Chiphen Rigpel (broadly meaning 'Enabling a society, Empowering a nation'). Chiphen Rigpel is an ambitious project designed to empower Bhutan to become a Knowledge-based society. As part of Chiphen Rigpel project, HiWEL is in the process of setting up more than 130 Playground Learning Stations (PLS) all across Bhutan. On 29th December 2011, the Hon.

Search Results Showing 1 to 15 of 1,107 results Kennedy, T. J.; Odell, M. R. Education Education is a basic human right, enshrined in the 1989 Convention on the Rights of the Child and the 1951 Refugee Convention. It is also a vital aspect of our work at UNHCR. Of the nearly 20 million refugees under our care, half are children below the age of 18. STEM Education Grades K-5 ~ Instruction STEM Proficient Students: STEM proficient students are able to answer complex questions, investigate global issues, and develop solutions for challenges and real-world problems while applying the rigor of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics content. STEM proficient students are logical thinkers who are technologically, scientifically, and mathematically literate. STEM Education in Elementary School The development of STEM proficient students begins in elementary schools.

Education in the Second Largest Refugee Camp in the World UNICEF report highlights Syrian children’s struggles to continue their education “I have told other girls my age that they should go to school in the camp, otherwise they will lose a year. Some have registered at the school, but they are not going to class anymore. They tell me that they will go back to school when they return to Syria. But I say: What if we stay here for a long time?

How to Engineer a Great STEM Curriculum for Middle School A MiddleWeb Blog What does a good middle school STEM curriculum look like? We’re hearing this question more and more often as schools across the U.S. and elsewhere get serious about establishing STEM learning experiences for their students in the middle grades. My answer: there’s no single, die-cut curriculum that every school should be using. There’s plenty of opportunity for hand-crafting an effective teaching and learning design as teachers and school leaders deepen their discussion about “what we want our STEM program to look like and accomplish.” I imagine this deeper discussion might include these probing questions: Inside a Syrian refugee camp: 'Education is the only hope for children' What am I doing on a high plateau near the Lebanon-Syria border in the freezing, dusty town of Arsal? The area has been shunned by other western aid agencies as being too dangerous; beyond the ring of Lebanese checkpoints, Islamic State (Isis) and al-Nusra Front militants rule. So why am I here? I’m not brave. Even though I’ve taken all possible precautions, I get nervous at night when the power goes off and I lie in bed listening to the “crumph” of the Lebanese army shells and wait for the shadow of an Isis fighter to cross the glazed window of the locked door of my freezing, lonely store room.