Did you know?
One in Five Children, Adolescents and Youth is Out of School globally, with 22.4 million in Southern Asia and 9 million in Eastern and South-Eastern Asia (UNESCO Institute for Statistics, 2018)… and those are just the ones we know about. What is more, progress has effectively plateaued since 2012.
Who are we?
The Flexible Learning Strategies for Out of School Children programme is a UNESCO initiative with the aim of supporting inclusive and quality education for every child in the region. Our goal is to reach the remaining and most vulnerable 5% of children with no access to education in the region and support quality improvements in learning for every child.
Join us and support the right of every child to a quality education.
What are the characteristics of Flexible Learning Strategies?
FLS enhance delivery and reach through 5 defining components
What types of Flexible Learning Strategies exist?
Flexible learning strategies (FLS) have been applied by many governments and Civil Society Organizations in the Asia-Pacific region. An overarching term for: non-formal education, accelerated learning, equivalency programmes, flexible schooling, alternative learning/education and complementary education, they can be developed at any level and respective subsector of education.
In a country where primary, lower-secondary and higher-secondary education is available through the formal education system, corresponding flexible programmes can be developed accordingly. Similarly, programmes can be developed at vocational/professional levels, with vocational, university, or college equivalency and open education programmes providing some examples.