RESPONDING TO COVID-19 IN UGANDA

With support from Education Cannot Wait, Save the Children is distributing home learning kits and extending educational opportunities through innovative radio programmes to provide refugee girls and boys – and host community children and youth – ongoing remote learning opportunities. Stories from the Field Special Contribution by Save the Children. View Original. As the COVID-19 … Continue reading “RESPONDING TO COVID-19 IN UGANDA”

UGANDA: EDUCATION CANNOT WAIT MAKES AN IMPACT ON GIRLS’ EDUCATION

Rosemary fled South Sudan two years ago when she was 19 because of the conflict engulfing her home country. She left most of her family behind to find safety and security in neighboring Uganda. Today, she is a student at the Itula Secondary School in Moyo, northern Uganda, on the border with South Sudan. When I met her earlier this year, she told me “Education will provide me with a brighter future.”

Statement by Rt Hon Gordon Brown on the Launch of the Education Response Plan for Refugees and Host Communities in Uganda

Statement by Rt Hon Gordon Brown, United Nations Special Envoy for Global Education & Chair of the ECW High-Level Steering Group (HLSG) Today marks an important milestone in the way that the international community, together with host governments, address the crisis situation of the 75 million children and youth in armed conflict, refugee camps, natural … Continue reading “Statement by Rt Hon Gordon Brown on the Launch of the Education Response Plan for Refugees and Host Communities in Uganda”

Education Cannot Wait for Refugee Children in Uganda

ECW and its partners conclude successful mission in Kampala to embark on a multi-year Response Plan on Education for Refugee and Host Communities The Government of Uganda, humanitarian and development actors came together around education for refugees and host-communities for the first time in Kampala last week. As a follow-up to the Uganda Solidarity Summit, … Continue reading “Education Cannot Wait for Refugee Children in Uganda”

EDUCATION CANNOT WAIT PLANS MULTI-YEAR RESPONSE IN UGANDA

A second field mission is ongoing in Uganda to meet with partners A joint mission led by Education Cannot Wait (ECW), including the Global Partnership for Education (GPE), Save The Children, the Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE)and UNHCR, is currently in Kampala meeting with government officials, the UN Resident Coordinator, UNHCR, UNICEF, UNESCO, … Continue reading “EDUCATION CANNOT WAIT PLANS MULTI-YEAR RESPONSE IN UGANDA”

INTEGRATING MENTAL HEALTH AND PSYCHOSOCIAL SUPPORT IN COVID-19 EDUCATION RESPONSES

Q&A with Sarah Harrison, International Federation of the Red Cross, Co-Chair, Inter-Agency Standing Committee’s Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Reference Group In June 2020, ECW joined other donors in contributing funds to support the work of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC)’s Mental Health and Psychosocial  Support (MHPSS) Reference Group, through a consortium partnership with one … Continue reading “INTEGRATING MENTAL HEALTH AND PSYCHOSOCIAL SUPPORT IN COVID-19 EDUCATION RESPONSES”

UNHCR & Education Cannot Wait launch second phase of the Humanitarian Education Accelerator (HEA) – seeking promising education innovations that are ready to scale

Turning the commitments made on refugee education at the first Global Refugee Forum into concrete action requires innovative solutions, identifying what works and successfully scaling to meet the education needs of the millions of children who are living in emergency or crisis settings. 17 December 2020 – Following the success of the first iteration of … Continue reading “UNHCR & Education Cannot Wait launch second phase of the Humanitarian Education Accelerator (HEA) – seeking promising education innovations that are ready to scale”

TEACHERS SHOULDER THE BURDEN: IMPROVING SUPPORT IN CRISIS CONTEXTS | OPINION

By Yasmine Sherif, Dean Brooks and Mary Mendenhall Teachers are at the heart of children and young peoples’ educational experiences. Teachers play multiple roles in their students’ lives by supporting their learning, providing them with inclusive and safe environments to grow and develop, and helping them become more confident as they make their way in … Continue reading “TEACHERS SHOULDER THE BURDEN: IMPROVING SUPPORT IN CRISIS CONTEXTS | OPINION”