|Education in Emergency Settings|
AVSI 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:
Also see “Emergency & Post-Conflict Assistance"
AVSI Resources on Education in Emergency Settings
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.