About the Project:
Etijah is implementing Bridge Project in partnership with Sawiris Foundation for Social Development. The project has been designed to provide high school students with the skills, knowledge and tools required for scholarships admission in high quality university programs. The design of the project sought to create a model that could be applied to this target group to be aligned with Egypt’s educational vision through adopting different methods such as remote learning, conducting online sessions, incorporating games into the learning process and raising the students’ awareness on the helpful databases for learning. These methods act as a permanent learning platform that everyone could benefit from after joining the program. Likewise, any student in this program can develop his/her skills and knowledge of the different scholarships.
The Project’s Main Objective:
Qualifying public high school students for quality educational university programs.
- Developing and transforming the life skills needed for Public High School Students.
- Building the essential linguistic and computer skills.
- Engaging students in Online Learning platforms to create timely feedback, instructor presence, and engagement.
- Activating the role of students in community Engagement.
The project is being implemented in four governorates: Beheria, Kafr ElSheikh, Beni Sueif and Qena.
Number of Target Students:
The project serves 200 students in order to develop their capacity to apply for high quality educational programs and scholarships. Each governorate includes two working groups, and each group has 25 students in the four governorates. The students are divided according to their gender, 50 percent of them are females and 50 percent are males with 5 percent of the total number of students are disabled. The 5 percent will be selected to represent the disabled students among the total number of students who will be selected according to the following criteria:
- The student should be from one of the designated governorates: Beheria, Kafr ElSheikh, Beni Sueif and Qena.
- The student must be between 14-16 years old.
- The student must have an academic score more than 80 percent in the preparatory stage and a total score more than 80 percent in the English exam.
- The willingness of family to take its responsibility towards encouraging and committing their sons and daughters to the scholarship through various activities such as involving parents in the initial interview and making home visits.
- The student should have completed the preparatory stage and joined the secondary stage in one of the mentioned governorates.
- The student should have a real economic need for the scholarship.
- The student should not be enrolled in any other scholarship.
- The student should be willing to attend all the online sessions and commit to submit all the assignments on time.
- A priority is given to represent the students with disabilities with 5 percent of the total number of the participating students.
The design of the project includes two tracks; developing the personal skills and the required skills for applying for scholarship programs and developing the language skills especially English. These skills are developed through a number of activities ranging from discussions to team building challenges. The workshop of leadership skills aim to develop students’ willingness to be agents of change in their communities and globally. The “Backward Design” has been adopted in the design of the project in order to start from the main objective of the project which is qualifying the students to join different scholarships to analyzing the requirements of various scholarships to conclude the different project activities that will meet these requirements.
The importance of educating life skills comes in the light of the restrictions that students encounter in the classroom and the traditional learning methods, resulting in young people receive an education that is not compatible with contemporary reality and the requirements of the labor market. The youth’s lack of the necessary skills to succeed and work to become active members in their societies, requires providing children with the life skills required for facing the changes from the childhood to adulthood stages, from education to work, and from nurture to citizenship. This was stated according to MENA Initiative for Educating Life Skills and Citizenship that covers four main dimensions of the students’ learning; knowledge, the instrumental learning, learning to work, the individual dimension, the personal skills and the social dimension. These dimensions are covered through developing 12 mail skills as shown in the figure.
The program mainly relies on a well-known guiding method called GROW framework to deal with young people and follow up on the basic skills. GROW framework stands for goal, current reality, options or obstacles and the way forward. GROW model assumes that the trainer should act only as a facilitator to help students choose the best options and systematically provide advice or guidance.
From the design of the project, the training methodology is divided into training and camps where camps work to provide students with basic knowledge and close understanding of students’ personalities, unlike the training that lasts for two years and aims to change behavior and build their linguistic and academic capabilities to meet the requirements of the scholarships. The project has three basic camps, the first one includes career counselors, English language instructor and local coordinators in the four governorates to orient them on how to work with the students, equip them with the needed skills to be able to respond to the students’ different requests.
- Developing a strategy for implementing a life skills program based on modern scientific interactive methods such as active learning.
- Designing a program that adopts GROW Model in order to respond to the students’ needs for different life skills.
- Creating a detailed plan for how students will develop these life skills.
- Providing the required learning tools to Sawiris Foundation and Etijah for approval.
- Creating follow-up and evaluation tools for each student during the life skills program.
- Ensuring the involvement of the students during the sessions and writing a report on each student that measures his progress.
- Adopting the MENA Initiative for Educating Life Skills and Citizenship Guidelines in developing the training while considering GROW model in dealing with the participants.
- Conducting 12 online life skills sessions.
- Conducting 4 introductory sessions in the 4 designated governorates to introduce the program to the students and build a strong relationship with them.
- Submitting a comprehensive report upon completing the program’s implementation including what has been implemented for each session, a report on each student, and the most important challenges and recommendations for the program.
- Design Life Skills manual with necessary tools that responds to the students’ needs and clarify the content strategy for each session.
Interested applicants must
- Technical Offer: including:
- Training and implementation methodologies,
- Any previous training experience and any other supporting documents.
- Financial Offer: including a breakdown of costs.
- Company/Organization Profile stating previous experience in conducting programs of the same nature.
- Legal documents with Company Official Registration, Commercial Record and Company Tax ID.
The offers should be stamped on each page, and signed by the legal representative of the applying institution/organization. Technical Offer and Financial Offer should be submitted each in a separate close envelope and delivered to Etijah Office at: 56 El Nozha st, Heliopolis, Cairo, Egypt or call: +202 24 17 7 375 Sunday to Thursday 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
The deadline for submitting the applications is March 4th, 2021.
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