The Pi4L Pilot is a partnership between International Education Association (IEA) , UNICEF-Lebanon and the College of Teachers in London.
The Pilot commenced implementation from July 2014, in partnership with four delivery agencies: Ana Aqra, AVSI, Beyond, and Mouvement Social.
It is an e-learning (electronic) program that aims to provide access to quality education to underserved communities at large. The overarching goal of Pi4L is to build the capacity of educators so that they can provide quality learning to a larger number of children by increasing their level of autonomy and computer literacy skills. The pilot was addressed to Syrian refugees and implemented in four locations: Beirut, Tyre, Nabatieh and Zahle. The Pi4L pilot programme has reached 158 Syrian refugee children, with an average of 50% girls.
The content of the Pi4L curriculum combines three interdependent learning tracks dedicated for students learning outcomes:
-Basic Numeracy skills
-Real-life themes based on UNICEF’s social and health awareness curriculum
A fourth track dedicated for teacher professional development.
The pedagogy is an integrated approach, combining unplugged activities, teacher-led and autonomous activities, which are interdependent and designed to foster deep, authentic and autonomous learning.
The integrated curricular content provides a coinciding set of unplugged and kinaesthetic lessons, digital resources, tutorials, lesson plans, student cards and Scratch applications for each theme.