After School Support for Teens

After School Support for Teens
ICT inspires teaching and learning of 21st century skills in Kosovo.
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After School Support for Teens is a ive-year program that aims to develop employability and entrepreneurial skills in Kosovo’s youth. The project slogan is: “Preparing Kosovo Youth for 21st Century Life and Work.” The project will work towards its overarching goals through three main components:

Establishing Career and Enterprise Hubs                                 

The program supports the “Life and Work” component of the Core Curriculum for Grades 10-12, which involves: career counselling and orientation; technology including ICT; and work and entrepreneurial education. To help schools implement practical project work, USAID’s After School Support for Teens will help them establish “Career and Enterprise Hubs,” including makers-spaces, for use during and after school hours.

Supporting Careers and Entrepreneurial Education in Schools

The program will assist the Ministry of Education and schools to implement the careers and entrepreneurial education curriculum for Grades 10-12. This involves developing assessment tools for curriculum learning outcomes; teaching materials and resources; training teachers; and developing a “Virtual Careers Center”, an online career portal available to all young people and their parents both in and outside of school.                       

Connecting Students with Employers and the Community

After School Support for Teens will also engage with businesses and entrepreneurs interested in supporting the development of workforce-related skills in students.

Through Community Youth Mapping, After School Support for Teens activity will help young people and adults identify community-based resources, needs, and opportunities. Youth Mapping is an action-oriented activity where teens research their communities, take surveys, and input and reflect on the data. Involving youth in these activities provides them with skills that enable them to become agents of change and better citizens within their own communities.

Similarly, the Adopt an Asset activity aims to enable businesses inside and outside Kosovo to support individual students by providing work experience, careers advice, and mentorship.

 

Partner: Kosova Education Center (KEC)

Duration: June 2017 – June 2022

Geographic Target: Kosovo

Contact: Antigona Mustafa

Last updated: September 25, 2017

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