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Education in Emergencies residential training for the East and Southern Africa Region

May 2023: Congratulations to the trainers and participants involved in the recent successful Education in Emergencies (EiE) Residential Training in Kajiado, Kenya.

In May, participants from across the East and Southern Africa (ESA) region convened in Kenya to apply their learning gained across the six course modules to an in-person Education in Emergencies simulation.

Led by our colleagues from the ESA Regional Centre, the residential provided a unique opportunity for the cohort to apply their learning gained across six course modules to an in-person EiE simulation.

The training took place as part of the EiE Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS): a comprehensive blended learning experience accredited by the University of Geneva. It is a sector-facing course targeting mid/senior level EiE and education practitioners working and based in emergency-affected or prone regions.

It aims to help practitioners to further develop their EiE design, implementation and leadership skills, as well as their ability to share these with others.

EiE Simulation

During the simulation participants are transported to a fictional land to plan and respond to a crisis.

Tasks in the simulation included analysing education data, developing response plans and results framework, and presenting a funding ask to a panel of ‘donors’.

It was amazing…we gained substantial skills and knowledge that will contribute massive inputs to our professional development. Personally, I learned a lot from the session and interactions I had with my colleagues from East, West, and South Africa. I was impressed by the smile and sympathy of the entire team. They were spectacular and inspiring days that will remain in my heart and mind forever. – Participant from Ethiopia

The Advanced course is delivered to 30 learners per year by the EiE Professional Development Programme teams in HLA’s Regional Centres, in collaboration with EiE technical experts from Save the Children, other supporting organisations, and previous cycle graduates.

There is one final module to complete before the Class of 2023 will be awarded their Certificate of Advanced Studies.

I have really learned a lot about myself, I am more of a ‘driver’ than I thought. These three days made me realise that EiE really needs to be fully integrated, teacher trainings, wellbeing, classroom structures are all totally linked. I really didn’t understand why I do what I do – now it makes sense. In my life I have never experienced this type of simulation where we have the opportunity to work with new people to build a team and work towards a common goal. – Participant from Kenya

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