e-Amanar: Under the same sky connection

Target location: Sahrawi refugee camps near Tindouf, Algeria.

Target audience: The primary target audience of the project are the teachers of the Sahrawi Refugee camps. The goal is to directly engage and collaborate with at least 20 teachers, which, in turn, would allow us to indirectly reach around 400 students. Cooperation is assured considering the contact was already established during the first AMANAR edition in 2019.

e-Amanar will provide follow-up capacity building for teachers involved in the 2019 Amanar project at the Sahrawi Refugee camps by 1) organizing a pilot online training program and 2) providing science educational materials. As a response to challenges imposed by COVID, the project will strengthen support to teachers by remote skill development and self-empowerment activities. Scarcity of computers and lack of reliable internet connectivity is a reality at the camps, so the program will be carried out via Whatsapp, which is efficient to low internet connection and teachers can use it easier through their mobile phones. The program content will be co-created with the teachers to ensure that the content is relevant.