Guidelines for implementation of catch-up programmes

These guidelines are intended for non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and other stakeholders (e.g., educational institutions, educational authorities) that are currently implementing or planning to implement programmes to make up for learning losses. The document is based on a discussion on the challenges of in implementing catch-up programmes, which was organised on 7 June 2023, initiated by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine. It reflects the participants’ common vision of the implementation of such programmes.

This document is intended as a guideline and identifies priority locations and subjects for catch-up programmes. For example, if an NGO works in a region where primary school children cannot read, the priority is to teach them, as this is a basic skill that is essential for a child to be able to perceive information, process it, use the knowledge gained to their advantage, and so on.

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United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine


Catch-Up Program

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