Regional Webinar on Increasing Access to Basic Education for Out-of-school Children through Flexible Learning Programmes

11 Jul 2022

SEOUL/ONLINE 28 June 2022 – GNI (Good Neighbors International) and UNESCO Bangkok (UNESCO Asia-Pacific Regional Bureau for Education) jointly convened an online Regional Webinar on 28 June 2022, to officially complete the project, disseminate project results and share key learnings with the relevant stakeholders.

The ‘Increasing Access to Basic Education for Out-of-school Children through Flexible Learning Programmes’ project, with support from the Government of the Republic of Korea (ROK) through the ASEAN-ROK Cooperation Fund, was initiated and developed to address the needs of OOSCY in ASEAN by assisting Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar (until February 2021) and Viet Nam (CLMV) within the frameworks of the Declaration and the Initiative for ASEAN Integration (IAI) Work Plan III. The goal of the project is to support CLMV in increasing access to basic education for OOSCY and disadvantaged learners through flexible learning solutions.

The project was officially launched in November 2020. Since its launch, GNI, UNESCO Bangkok and each CLMV governments have discussed overall direction and components of the project, thereby identifying and concurring with tailored project activities and a timeline for implementation. Through this project, a blended learning model has been piloted, and moreover, a Learning Management System (LMS) has been developed to share educational contents and enable the learners to interact with teachers/facilitators and peers synchronously in target countries.

Attended by more than 120 participants, the Project Team (GNI and UNESCO Bangkok) introduced the project and M&E results. Following that, CLV governments presented the progress, challenges and lessons learned through the service delivery, and moreover, Indonesia and Thailand introduced their blended learning cases in Non-Formal Education.

The regional webinar provided all participants with a chance to exchange views on the flexible learning programmes, as well as share results, progress, and insights with all stakeholders.

For more information on the project progress, please refer to the attached document.

  • [IAI-OOSC] Presentation documents.pdf