Olive Branch will focus on the delivery of three key elements, in which learning opportunities for children in Northwest Syria remain at the core. Activities targeting children aged 6-14 years include emergency, transition and self-learning phases. Over 5,000 children are expected to benefit from this 8-month long programme.
This programme has been designed as education in emergency and is delivered in 3 stages starting from CEP Emergency (CEP-E), a five-day programme designed to provide PSS support in safe and welcoming spaces for children where they can both learn and feel a sense of connectedness. The curriculum includes life skills, psychosocial skills, and recreational skills. This is then followed by CEP-Transition (CEP-T), a non-formal learning opportunity delivered in community learning centres or through mobile teams for out-of-school children, preparing them to access education in formal settings. This 8-week long programme includes literacy, numeracy, life skills, and psychosocial support. The third element of this overall programme is CEP-Self Learning (SLP) designed for children who have been out of school for more than one year and do not have access to other educational facilities, to catch up on lost learning.
In response to COVID-19 and the subsequent lockdowns, Olive Branch implemented CEP-SLP online home learning. OB also distributed SLP books and education kits to nearly 600 online learners