UNICEF in collaboration with CARE, has established a Learning Hub in the Agami district, located on the outskirts of Alexandria, Egypt’s second largest city.
Twenty kilometers west of Alexandria lies the child-friendly space located in the midst of 6th of October village which became a popular destination for Syrian refugees.
We need to come together and explore every avenue to keep children learning and help them through this difficult time. With such initiatives like the learning hub, we are able to swiftly deploy innovative, scalable solutions for children and youth.
Fazlul Haque, UNICEF Deputy Representative, Egypt
The Learning Hub serves the most vulnerable children, particularly those from the refugee communities in the surrounding area, as it provides continuous access to education and learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In the Learning Hub, students can access various online learning platforms provided by UNICEF such as the Learning Passport as well as those from the Ministry of Education and Technical Education.
The Learning Passport is an online learning platform that was launched by UNICEF earlier this year to provide interactive learning opportunities. This platform encompasses learning materials for children, teachers, and parents. Content available to school children includes online textbooks, videos as well as support for parents of children with learning disabilities.
The Learning Hub provides teachers with equipment to record educational lessons in the form of podcasts or YouTube videos, which are uploaded to Learning Passport or shared with students via WhatsApp, supporting their learning and exam preparation.
See the full UNICEF article by Karim Hamed.