Non formal Education
The Non-Formal Education (NFE) program provides access to education for vulnerable community children who are not able to access public school: mainly due to their families dire socio economic circumstances (making school unaffordable). NFE’s offer children from grade 1 to 6 to catch up program.
The NFE program has a curriculum based on the governmental public school system, allowing them to reintegrate into mainstream public schools. DT then supports families’ with the costs of school materials and uniforms to enable them to go to school each day. DT ensures that the children continue attending school, through close cooperation with teachers and home visits if the child misses three consecutive days of school. This is key to enable the children to accomplish a full cycle of primary education and continue to secondary school. In 2016 Damnok Teok’s nfe welcome.
The Vocational Training (VT) program primarily welcomes young adults that are unable to be reintegrated into public school from DT’s residential centres. The students that graduate the program are given an apprenticeship at a local business.
The VT program (tailoring, motorbike repair, hair dressing, carpentry and beauty class) and job placement are one of the main components of DT’s reintegration strategy for older children, offering them the possibility of becoming economically autonomous.
The young adults are given the opportunity to gain on the job experience and develop links in a real professional environment. DT has links with other NGO apprenticeships, making it easier to transition into the formal employment sector. In the year of 2016 Vocational Center received 77 youth to study some major skill.
Community kindergartens provide access to early childhood education and preparation towards formal education in public schools.
DT provides a 2-hour class each morning and well as educational materials. DT opened a new kindergarten in 2014, after local authorities observed 50 out-of-school children in the village and asked DT for support. The local authorities contributed by building the structure and partially covering the teacher’s salaries. DT is providing technical expertise to ensure the kindergarten is a child-friendly space, and will train the kindergarten teachers. Since we open the class a hundred of small children attend the class everyday in the community. After they received some basic of education after we transfer them to public and some of them to non formal education center.