UNESCO/Israel (MASHAV) Co-Sponsored Fellowships Programme (2016) – Course on “Educational Methodologies Youth At-Risk

Application Deadline: December 1st 2015

In order to promote human resource capacities in the developing countries through intensive training and to enhance international understanding and friendship among peoples of the world and the people of Israel, the Government of Israel is placing at the disposal of UNESCO a number of fellowships for the benefit of certain Member States (especially the least developed countries) within the framework of the UNESCO Fellowship Programme.

Beneficiaries of these fellowships will be given the opportunity of participating in a variety of training courses in Israel, conducted under the sponsorship of the MASHAV, Israel’s Agency for International Development Cooperation.

Eligible Countries

AFRICA
Botswana, Cameroon, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Swaziland, Uganda, United Rep. of Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe

Course on

““Educational Methodologies – Youth At-Risk: Preventing Student Dropouts and Facilitating Reintegration”
(From 6 March to 6 April 2016)

Host Institution: The Aharon Ofri International Training Centre, Ramat Rachel, Jerusalem

Study Programme

Aims of the Programme

To train participants to successfully:

  • Create a relationship of mutual trust with youth in order to enable their reintegration into the educational system;
  • Help individual youths develop and realize their potential so that they may help themselves and their society;
  • Reduce alienation from the community and society;
  • Plan educational services and interventions for youths ages 12-18 considered at-risk according to the following characteristics:

Methodology

• Lectures and discussions led by experts
• Workshops
• Analysis of educational planning through written material and professional visits
• Meeting with institutional administrators
• Exposure to projects at the national and regional level
• Simulations, panel discussions, and group work
• Preparation of final projects by individuals or groups, based on the professional interests of participants
• Study Tours: Schools, educational centers (including science and art centers), universities, teacher training institutions and pedagogical resource centers.

Social Activities and Tours:

Organized tours of holy sites and locations of general and historical interest will be conducted. Social and cultural activities will be arranged.

Qualifications required

a) High-level educational staff, at the regional or national level, dealing with the target population, school principals, counselors, supervisors, lecturers at teacher training institutions, and researchers in relevant fields;
b) Be proficient in reading and writing in the language of instruction; (if the language of instruction is not the mother tongue, a certificate of language proficiency must be provided);
c) Be not more than 50 years of age;

Facilities offered by the MASHAV (Israel)

Israel’s Agency for International Development Cooperation (MASHAV) will assume costs relating to:

  1. Registration and tuition frees;
  2. Accommodation (Room and Board); and
  3. Health insurance and basic medical care (This does not include dental care, glasses, and chronic illnesses).

Accommodations: Participants will reside at Ramat Rachel Hotel on the outslirts of Jerusalem 2 people per room.

Facilities offered by UNESCO

  1. UNESCO will cover international travel expenses (at the most economical airfare) within the framework of the 2014-2015 Fellowships Programme; and
  2.  One-time special allowance amounting to US$100.

(Note: Expenses such as the processing of visa, accommodation, meals and insurance during transit and/or prolonged stay in Israel are not covered by this fellowship.)

Application Procedure:

All applications, indicating clearly the course for which candidates are applying, should be endorsed by the relevant Government body (such as the National Commission or Permanent Delegation) and must be made on a MASHAV Fellowship Application form. Each Member State can nominate a maximum of two (2) candidatures. Applications should be sent to Mr. Bantchev, Chief of the Participation Programme and Fellowships Section Fellowships only by e-mail: (s.bantchev(at)unesco.org with copy to a.zeitune(at)unesco.org and i.ibn_mokrane(at)unesco.org). The applications should be submitted with the following attachments:

  1. MASHAV Application Form, duly completed;
  2. Certified copies of diploma(s);
  3. Certificate of language proficiency; and
  4. A medical certificate of good health*. DO NOT SUBMIT a medical examination report at this stage.

(* Only selected candidates will be required to provide a certificate of good health issued by a physician)

The final selection of the fellowship beneficiaries will be made by the MASHAV (Israel).

CANDIDATES NOT INFORMED OF THEIR SELECTION 15 DAYS PRIOR TO THE STARTING DATE OF THE COURSE (i.e., 16 March 2016) SHOULD CONSIDER THAT THEIR APPLICATIONS HAVE NOT BEEN APPROVED IN THE SELECTION PROCESS (i.e. NO SPECIFIC LETTER WILL BE ADDRESSED TO THOSE NOT SELECTED)

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the UNESCO/Israel (MASHAV) Co-Sponsored Fellowships Programme

 

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