Sunday, July 06, 2008

"Asia and Arab States join forces on Community Learning Centers"

© UNESCO/Françoise Pinzon Gil
Tents housing schools, Kashmir, Pakistan

The last week in June saw an international seminar in Bandung, Indonesia on Community Learning Centers (CLCs) which provided an opportunity to take stock of research findings on these community-based education initiatives. Over 25 countries internationally, including eight in the Arab region, use CLCs as key delivery mechanisms for literacy and continuing education programs. These flexible, open centres enjoy high local participation and empower marginalized groups that have had little or no access to formal education in their lives.

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