Hard-to-reach areas benefit from EU Humanitarian Aid funded quality education as schools reopen in Somalia – Somalia

The project funded by the European Union fulfils the right to quality education for 4,000 crisis-affected children as schools reopen after Covid-19 related closures in Somalia.

With financial support from EU Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid (ECHO), FCA and its partner GREDO kicked off an Education in Emergencies response in Hudur district of South West State of Somalia.

Over 4,000 children from the most vulnerable settlements of Internally Displaced People (IDP) are expected to access safe and protected learning environments in six primary schools and three Accelerated Basic Education (ABE) centres for the academic year 2020-2021.

Schools and learning institutions across Somalia were closed in March 2020 as a result of the Covid-19 outbreak but were allowed to reopen in August. FCA has worked with sensitising teachers and school administrations in line with the government’s Covid-19 guidelines to support the safe reopening of schools, says Aburas Farah, FCA’s Senior

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Govt to focus on skilling in areas like telemedicine: Skill Development minister RK Singh

The government will need to focus on skilling, reskilling and upskilling in all sectors including the health sector where courses are developed in areas like telemedicine, sanitization, minister of state for skill development RK Singh said as the skill development ministry prepares to resume physical skills training from September 21.

According to the minister’s statement, the skills development ministry through its online portal BharatSkills has conducted an online training programme during lockdown benefitting 9,38,851 trainees.

Further, another 1, 31,241 trainees have availed online training facilities through BharatSkill Mobile App. Similarly, National Instructional Media Institute (NIMI), an autonomous body under the ministry, has conducted 3080 online classes benefitting 16,55,953 trainees.

Besides, the industrial partners of the directorate general of training (DGT) under the ministry have conducted online training having 1,84,296 participants. In addition to the above, 16,767 exclusive online classes for 35 CTS trades and 34 craft instructors training schemes (CITS)

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SC governor, education leaders announce ‘intermediate solution’ for virtual learning in rural areas

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) – On Wednesday, state leaders unveiled a new education initiative called datacasting that will bring instructional content to students living in areas with limited or no broadband internet access.



a screen shot of a computer monitor sitting on top of a table: Datacasting technology supports the delivery of instructional content to students living in areas with limited or no broadband access.


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Datacasting technology supports the delivery of instructional content to students living in areas with limited or no broadband access.

Datacasting technology supports the delivery of instructional content to students living in areas with limited or no broadband access. SCETV said they plan to serve approximately 5,000 students across 34 school districts in the state.

Education announcement

Gov. Henry McMaster is announcing a new way for students in rural areas of the state to learn from home >> https://bit.ly/3icZVWM Get the earliest breaking news alerts on your phone with the WIS 10 News app >> http://bit.ly/2Zz44uF

Posted by WIS TV on Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Governor Henry McMaster and State Superintendent Molly Spearman

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