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The “Better Learning Programme” in the second year of implementation in Moldova

Friday, December 15, 2023

The results and prospects of implementation of the “Better Learning Programme” /BLP/ that supports students in crisis situations, were discussed at a workshop with the participation of several representatives of the beneficiary educational institutions. The programme was delivered in February – December 2023 in 15 schools in Chisinau, Balti and Cahul, with the involvement of 235 teachers and managers and about 4250 students.

In the opening of the event, Daniela Mamaliga, director of “Partnerships for Every Child” said that the trainings attended by teachers and school managers, as well as the implementation of the programme in schools contributed to strengthening the skills of education professionals in facilitating the school inclusion of children in crisis situations, including refugee children. The evaluation of the programme proved that BLP is effective in supporting learning activities and contributes to ensuring the well-being of children.

Cristina Savin, NRC Coordinator of education and youth programmes: “we are glad that in two years of implementation, thanks to the teachers, BLP has managed to become one of the effective tools of children in fighting stress and ensuring well-being at school, but also in any other contexts. We want more teachers and students to be covered by the programme. Moreover, in order to strengthen the learning skills of students, NRC will introduce in 2024 – the “Better Learning Programme 2 (BLP 2)”, a tool meant to increase academic performance so that the teaching and learning process is efficient and appropriate to the needs of the actors of the educational process”.

At the same time, in the context of the partnership with NRC and the generous support of donors, about 3500 students from the beneficiary schools received educational kits with school supplies and personal hygiene, 280 teachers received kits with teaching supplies, and 23 schools from all three municipalities received cleaning products for schools.

The BLP was launched in Moldova in 2022 through several trainings, where 15 national trainers, 100 local trainers, as well as about 200 psychologists, teachers and managers from Balti, Cahul and Chisinau were trained.

The workshop was organized in the project “Improving the well-being of children in Moldovan educational institutions”, implemented by P4EC in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and Research, with the financial support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Germany, as part of a partnership with the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC).