Between 2 July and 13 July 2012, the first of the four recipients of the CONFINTEA Scholarships 2012, Mr Mohammed Gul Wahidi from Afghanistan (UNESCO Kabul) worked and shared his experience at UIL. The recipient of the Alexander Charters CONFINTEA Scholarship 2012 was accompanied by Mr Taj Ali Sabir, Director of the Curriculum Unit of the Department of Literacy in the Afghan Ministry of Education. Both worked with technical support from UIL’s Literacy and Basic Skills Programme on developing key elements of a draft literacy curriculum framework for the Ministry of Education of Afghanistan.
Later in the year UIL will be welcoming the two recipients of the Nomura Center CONFINTEA scholarships. Ms Bulelwa Keke from South Africa will be supported in writing her PhD thesis on teachers´ continuous learning through formal and non-formal professional development programmes; and Ms Sanjana Shrestha from Nepal will be writing an article based on empirical research that shows the impact of sustainable community libraries.
The recipient of the Peter Jarvis CONFINTEA scholarship, Mr Sanjeev Roy from India, was selected to design a programme of recognition, validation and accreditation of prior learning for the National Literacy Mission of the Government of India.