UK/May, 04, 2022/Source: https://www.theguardian.com/
Bob Basley says programmes such as Including Children Affected By Migration are working tirelessly to support schools
It’s heartening to read about schools being so thoughtful and effective in welcoming newly arrived Ukrainian children (‘They can really fly’: how to teach a refugee child, 27 April).
The Including Children Affected By Migration (Icam) programme is designed to restore learning relationships and increase learning capacity for the 10.5 million European children affected by migration. It was developed by a partnership of education experts from the UK, Italy, Spain and Romania, which has moved quickly in the last two months to develop guidance and free resources for European schools welcoming Ukranian child refugees (accessible on the icamproject.eu website).
As more schools welcome Ukrainian children and young people now and in future months, the Icam programme will complement the work of charities such as Schools for Sanctuary by providing the framework and resources for developing a whole-school approach to making this transition as smooth as possible.
National facilitator, Icam