1001 Evenings sequence launched by the Ministry of Schooling and supported by UNICEF to supply substitute studying alternatives reaches above 20,000,000 views on Fb [EN/AR] – Iraq

Supported by UNICEF, the Ministry of Schooling released the 1001 evenings series on instruction for Tv set and on-line platforms in Iraq

Baghdad, 26 July 2021 – In Iraq, about 10 million small children could not entry their instruction because of to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. In reaction, UNICEF and its companions in Iraq continue its efforts to offer choice understanding platforms and guidance instruction initiatives for the most susceptible kids in Iraq.

UNICEF and the Ministry of Education and learning in Iraq have partnered Major Negative Boo Productions, through the Inc.’s 1001 Evenings Existence Skills and Civic Instruction Plan (the 1001 Nights Program), which takes advantage of cartoons, discussions and things to do to instruct children existence competencies and create shared values and friendship and offer emotional very well-staying guidance all through Iraq.

In buy to make sure children and families are in a position to access the system at dwelling, Large Negative Boo also introduced an online campaign on Fb, which 93% of the viewers responded they possibly “like” or “love” the system.

As of June 2021, the whole sights throughout all episodes of the 1001 Evenings Plan on Fb in its very first 3 months is 20.6 million – 11.8M sights in the Arabic variation and 8.8M in the Kurdish version.

The program involves at-house, in-school and blended styles so that children can also go on their discovering throughout school closure thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. This multi-system (Tv set, radio, internet and printed media) program is created to teach kids civic values, significant contemplating and different everyday living expertise.

The partnership will employ the 1001 Nights Program and will reach more than 50,000 children (20,000 internally displaced, returnees and Syrian refugee small children, as nicely as 30,000 small children in normal schools).

A total of 1,667 instructors and facilitators will be specified university student steering elements, which mothers and fathers can also use to engage with their children for profitable distance-centered discovering. “1001 Nights is a key case in point of how large-quality electronic content material can bring to daily life learning and psycho-social advancement for children struggling with some of life’s most daunting situations” suggests Rory Robertshaw, Chief of Education and learning for UNICEF in Iraq.

“Partnerships such as this just one are essential in delivering much required help for young children in Iraq who have missed out on their discovering owing to the COVID-19 pandemic” says Sheema Sen Gupta,
UNICEF Consultant in Iraq. “Business as normal is not ample as we answer to this pandemic.
Innovation has the ability to achieve and elevate our ambitions for education and all that instruction promises” she described.