Learning and Well-being in Emergencies

Location: Doro camp, Maban, South Sudan and urban Cairo, Egypt

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Learning and Well-being (LWiE) aims to improve refugee children’s foundational learning, reading, literacy and social emotional skills and knowledge, and strengthen teacher capacity to better monitor and respond to learning achievement assessment.

LWiE is based on Save the Children’s flagship Literacy Boost model. Literacy Boost is an innovative, evidence-based approach to improving literacy learning outcomes, originally designed for development contexts in response to growing evidence of gaps in basic literacy learning. Launched in 2009, it has been implemented in 34 countries with the support of partners. Literacy Boost aims to ensure that children are supported in school and in their communities to strengthen the core skills of reading based on the three pillars of: Learning Assessment, Teacher Training and Community Engagement.

LWiE adheres to the same three pillars but with a stronger focus on well-being – measuring children’s well-being as it relates to their learning outcomes, ensuring teachers have the skills and knowledge to promote social and emotional learning in the classroom and engaging the local community in activities that promote literacy and
well-being outside of the school.

This a pilot due to finish in December 2017. The anticipated results will include: strengthened capacity of teachers to respond to individual learner’s needs and use more effective teaching practices with refugee children; increased community support of children’s learning; and finally, that the pilot will inform EiE advocacy and funding for refugee situations within Egypt and South Sudan and globally.

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