Bantani Education is delighted to lead a new project as part of the European Training Foundation (ETF) DARYA initiative to bring training to Central Asia through SCAFFOLD.

What is DARYA?

Dialogue and Action for Resourceful Youth in Central Asia (DARYA) is the European Union’s first regional project aimed at supporting youth in Central Asia through skills development in the labour market. The project is aimed at young people in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, promoting participatory and inclusive dialogue and co-operation mechanisms both in each country and across the region.

For more information, visit the DARYA website.

What is Scaffold?

Scaffold is a deck of 102 cards, created to assist educators in designing, developing and implementing learning activities. Scaffold makes European competence frameworks more accessible and practically useful for teachers and educators across various fields. It is based on European competence frameworks for digital (DigComp), entrepreneurship (EntreComp), sustainability (GreenComp), and personal, social and learning-to-learn competences (LifeComp). The cards offer a comprehensive approach to merge these competences in both formal and non-formal learning environments, showing how multiple learning outcomes can be integrated in the design of curricula, teaching methods, assessment strategies.

For more information, visit the ETF website, where you can also find an introduction video, user guide and a printable version of the cards.

About the project and partnership

Bantani Education (Belgium) leads the project with support from Fondazione Brodolini (Italy) and Greatvisory (Poland) who each bring their expertise, skills and experience to the project.

The partnership is complemented by a board of senior and national experts to ensure quality delivery of the project outcomes. The project will support the design, implementation and facilitation of on-line and face-to-face peer learning activities to promote the understanding and application of the key competences and EU-related frameworks for educators in Central Asia. Various online and face-to-face activities designed to bring trainers together and support collaborative learning will be organised, including:

  • Webinars and peer learning sessions and events,
  • Regional face-to-face training workshops,
  • Tailored trainings,
  • Coaching and e-learning sessions,
  • Peer learning events and meet-up sessions.

The project partners will train more than 100 educators from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan to understand Scaffold’s rationale, relevance and application. They will gain knowledge and be equipped in practical skills on how Scaffold can be directly applied to teaching and learning experience across different educational settings. To support Scaffold’s impact in Central Asia and encourage educators to start using the card set in their teaching practice on an individual or centre basis and share their experiences and specific teaching approaches, a coaching session for pilot schools in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan will be conducted. Finally, a competition for educators from across the region will be the cherry on top, with the results announced in final peer learning event in April 2025.

We can’t wait to get started!

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