Thursday, 8 May 2014

Adult Literacy and Self-Development Programs of UNESCO & UNHCR for Syrian Refugees in Iraq

Deadline: 10 May 2014
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Iraq Office and the United Nations Refugee Agency UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) invite project proposals from non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to implement adult literacy and self-development programs for the Syrian refugees in three Iraqi cities Erbil, Dohuk and Suleimaniyeh. The grantee should provide legal counseling and advice to 600 Syrian refugees in urban areas in and around Dohuk City and Suleimaniyeh (300 refugees in each area). Literacy, early childhood development/parenting skills, community-based psycho-social awareness, and vocational training must be incorporated within the course.
Grant application can be made for maximum $50,000 for each location to implement adult literacy classes for at least 7 months. This will be a formal education following the national curriculum and each participant will take an official final exam recognized by the Kurdistan Ministry of Education. The grant recipient NGO will provide trainer to undertake the training and carry out the course with the beneficiaries after the training. They will choose 10 exceptional and willing students to serve as community advocates. These community advocates will visit other public venues within their communities to share their lessons related to early childhood development and psycho-social awareness so as to educate their community members about these important issues. These students should be supported by a teacher or facilitator.
Eligibility Criteria:
  • Application must include detailed information and rationale on the chosen target communities, including their geographic location.
  • Application must detail the results of participatory assessment along with other information.
  • The proposed intervention should address the most urgent literacy needs of targeted beneficiaries through diversified delivery models based on the national curriculum.
  • Applications can be made for more than one grant. Separate proposals should be submitted for each location.
  • Proposal and work plan should indicate the weekly class schedule and number of classes per week in order to fulfill the required number of hours of the national curriculum.
  • Proposal must indicate that life skills and vocational training classes will be offered continuously through the project period.
  • Targeted beneficiaries must be Syrian refugees in select geographical location at least 15 years of age and above who cannot read and write Arabic or any other language.
  • The applying NGO should include within its proposal a budget line for classroom refurbishment to make minor improvements to the quality of the learning environment.
  • Proposed project should begin no later than 15 July 2014 and end by 31 December 2014.
Complete application includes – NGO profile, NGO registration certificate, NGO operation license, NGO internal statute, NGO organizational chart, description of decision-making process within the NGO, description of financial management/auditing process within the NGO, power of attorney besides two separate technical and cost/business applications.
For more information, please visit Call for Proposals.

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