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Baku, 3 December 2020 – Students of the Inclusive Vocational Arts and Crafts Training Centre in Baku can now resume their classes thanks to a new online course designed to help children and young people continue their education while school premises are closed during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Fifty online lessons have been developed by teachers of the Centre, including classes in woodwork, pottery, stained glass, batik and decorative handicrafts for children and youth of all abilities.
The lessons have already been posted on YouTube and are available both for students of the Centre and anyone who wants to develop a new skill.
The lessons were designed and recorded as part of a project co-funded by the EU and UNDP for the ‘Promotion of Inclusive Education through Traditional Arts’. The project aims to increase access to inclusive vocational programmes tailored to meet the developmental needs of children and youth with disabilities.
As part of the project, arts and crafts equipment and learning materials have been delivered directly to the homes of the Centre’s students and teachers.
UNDP is implementing this project in partnership with the Administration of State Historical-Architectural Reserve "Icherisheher" and has already provided inclusive learning opportunities for 112 students.