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Community Engagement

It is known that educational programmes are more successful when they are developed in consultation with all the relevant parties. In the case of the Aflatoun programmes, the most important parties that contribute to the success of programme implementation are children, young people, families, facilitators, teachers and the wider school community. Ideally, school or educational spaces should have no boundaries with families and the wider community. All should try to inform and involve each other to improve the development of children and young people.

To make this a reality, it is important to acknowledge the value of the input of each of the actors. In order to contribute to the development of the necessary competences to engage in the community and considering the 21st Century Competencies that fall under the four pillars of learning, the Community Engagement supplement contributes to developing the following competences: critical thinking, problem solving, communication and collaboration, creativity and innovation, social and cross-cultural skills; personal responsibility, self-regulation and initiative, seek and value diversity, and teamwork.

Each Thematic Supplement is designed to be taken in 6-10 additional courses to complement Aflatoun’s core curricula, and compiles essential activities about a specific topic aimed at different age groups of children, young people and their caregivers. The user may choose the activities that meet their needs. Ideally, the activities under each section can be done sequentially, but if needed and if some sessions were already covered in other occasions, the activities can be done as stand-alone activities. All supplements can be used in formal or non-formal education settings.

The supplement was funded by The Botnar Foundation and Vitol Foundation and were developed based on the results of a consultation with partners in the Aflatoun network.

To get an impression of the supplements, download our brochure. For more information contact our Regional Programme Managers by clicking the button below.