Non Formal Education sessions to facilitate school integration
Blueprints is our cross-cutting approach to critical support, designed to ensure migrant children’s right to access essential services with a special focus on education. Through the strategic approach of Blueprints, Thai social workers and teachers help develop each child’s character, talents, and cognitive and physical abilities to their fullest potential through regular morning and evening non-formal education sessions. All activities are adapted to answer the specific needs of children in the community. Non-formal education sessions through Blueprints are divided into school-prep sessions, after-school sessions, and Flying Library sessions.
Non-formal education sessions
facilitate the integration of both young children who have never attended school and older children who aren't prepared for formal education. They also focus on Early Childhood Care and Education by providing support to pregnant mothers and mothers with very young children.
Practicing Thai in one of after-school sessions
support children’s performance at school and prevent school drop-out. Once children are enrolled and attending school, BDF social workers reinforce their education through after-school support. These sessions include homework support, Thai language lessons, and tutoring that follows the national curriculum.
The Flying Library
‘flies’ books to communities using a ‘flying’ motorbike saddled with boxes of books, delivering reading sessions to over 500 children a year with books in Thai, Burmese, Khmer, and English. Sessions incorporate peer reading, book discussions, and other activities that exercise the children’s reading comprehension and critical thinking skills.