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Education in Emergency Settings

Dadaab classroomAVSI has adapted its model of education provision to emergency settings including post-natural disaster sites, refugee camps and conflict settings. We help to set up mobile classrooms, provide enhanced training for teachers to respond to psychosocial needs, and create Child-Friendly-Spaces to guarantee child safeguarding and wellbeing.

Collaborating in partnerships through the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC), the Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE), UNICEF, and other working groups, AVSI is committed to spreading models of social and educational activities that provide a point of stability, keep children safe in times of crisis and propel communities forward on the road to recovery.


Examples where AVSI is working:

DR CongoHaiti, Kenya                                            

Also see “Emergency & Post-Conflict Assistance"


AVSI Resources on Education in Emergency Settings


AVSI general document on Education in Emergencies


The Helping Process: Training Manual for Social Workers (2012)

In these last years AVSI social workers in charge of taking care of children and families and working in African countries have received a training conducted in many sessions, through which a helping process for families and children has been developed. During their work, the trainers have tried to fulfill the double task of handing over a working method, based on AVSI's experience and perspective, that adequately takes into account the value of human being as well as his/her relationships, and to introduce a vision, which is as scientifically rigorous as possible.This training module reflects the experience the trainers had in Rwanda, Kenya and Uganda and is meant to be a useful instrument for professionals working with families of vulnerable children.