Partnering with UNICEF in tackling mental health issues in teenagersSociety
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. On March 2, Minister of Education and Science L.Enkh-Amgalan held a meeting with Representative of UNICEF to Mongolia Alex Heikens.
Since the detection of the first imported case of COVID-19 in Mongolia last March, the two sides have partnered in improving the accessibility of education. Despite the disruption in school operations, a program on supporting online classes began to be implemented in aims of keeping educational services consistent. In its framework, UNICEF partnered in developing 104 interactive content and running the website, econtent.edu.mn, alongside developing audio lessons for students with no access to classes being broadcast on TV and online.
However, as it is still necessary to organize training in both forms, a workbook is being developed for students in Grade 1 and 2, introduced Mr. Alex Heikens. Furthermore, a request was put forth to organize training on psychology for school social workers. The sides also agreed to partner in taking measures in regards to mental health, which is currently a pressing issue for teenagers during the pandemic.
During the meeting, the Minister also introduced the development of a draft project on model schools and kindergartens as well as the implementation of the program on school meals and its further development in phases, putting forth a suggestion for partnership in their implementation.