Promising Practices in Refugee Education

by | Sep 26, 2017

Our team has just returned from a long week in New York City where world leaders came together for the United Nations General Assembly. The week is often described as one of the most frenetic and wide-ranging weeks on the global development calendar. Most international organizations are present, hosting and attending events and meetings from morning until night, advocating, promoting, and sharing recommendations for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

Of the events iACT attended, we were most proud to have been invited to present at the Promising Practices in Refugee Education event. Promising Practices in Refugee Education (PPIRE) is a joint initiative of Save the Children, the UN Refugee Agency, and Pearson, the world’s learning company. Launched in March 2017, the initiative set out to identify, document, and promote innovative ways to effectively reach refugee children and young people with quality education opportunities. Our early childhood education program, Little Ripples, was selected by PPIRE as one of twenty innovative, efficient, and quality education programs for refugee children globally. Our team was in NYC to attend the PPIRE event and present on Little Ripples.

As a part of being selected, PPIRE published a case-study report on the Little Ripples approach of empowering refugee communities to address the well-being of children. Through our case-study, we identify and provide recommendations aimed at improving refugee early childhood education policy and practice globally. You can click here to view our published case-study.

In the coming weeks, we’ll continue share more content from PPIRE—specifically discussing the ten recommendations summarized by Promising Practices in Refugee Education Synthesis Report and how Little Ripples is addressing some of those key recommendations. Stay tuned!

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