Mosaik’s Academic Guidance ProgramJordan
MosaikAuthor: Mosaik - CLCC Member
In June 2019, Mosaik launched its Academic Guidance Programme, which supports refugees to develop the skills to evaluate options and plan for their higher education, reaching a total of 95 refugee youth.
There has been a significant increase in the number of scholarships and online higher education opportunities afforded to refugees in the last five years. However, young refugees, who are in between formal education systems, are often unaware of the full range of opportunities and struggle with meeting the demands of scholarship applications – Mosaik estimates that less than 20% of applications are even eligible for review.
The Programme is an eight-week series of workshops and mentorship sessions using a blended model. Workshop materials are based on the online learning system and access is facilitated at computer labs of local civil society organisations (CSOs) in Jordan and Lebanon. The Programme’s modular design and online materials also mean that it can be easily adapted and scaled to different locations and led by local CSOs.
Mosaik’s analysis of intermediate outcomes data has found that 84% of participants had used their new knowledge and skills to prepare, apply or enrol in a new learning or professional opportunity within 5 weeks of finishing the programme.
Throughout 2020, Mosaik Education plans to further improve materials, collect long-term impact data, and replicate the programme with partnerships in existing and new locations to reach a further 350 young refugees.
Mosaik Education supports refugees to reach university through skills and guidance programmes. These project activities were funded by the Open Society Foundation’s Higher Education Support Programme, UK Aid and the University of East London.
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