The EdUP Project continues to operate even under the current difficult conditions, but of course, we are adapting our activities to the circumstances. The safety and security of our project partners and employees are always our utmost priority. Adaptative project management is one of our key working principles that helps us to navigate such difficult times.
Specifically speaking, this means that we are currently conducting most of our activities online. We continue to support our schools to carry on with the educational process, even when it's only possible to do so remotely. We continue to create opportunities for vocational students to build a career. Our experience from the pandemic helps us to continue having a positive impact by making education more resilient.
On top of that, we strive to make an impact in local communities and help meet new challenges by supporting the short-term courses for IDPs and promoting VET professions within the ongoing enrollment campaign. By doing so we keep supporting the VET schools in their communication with businesses and helping them tackle current problems as they arise.
We have developed several interactive textbooks in the form of a mobile application that students can use to continue their learning process without physical presence at the VET school. We are training VET teachers (remotely) on the latest technologies and on modern teaching methods. We are conducting leadership academies for VET school management staff in order to prepare them for the upcoming challenges of recovery.
At the same time, the outcome of the Lugano Conference gives us hope and strength to continue preparing for recovery. Together with our donors, we are now preparing for our new project, to continue and scale up our efforts without interruption after the end of the current phase (February 2023). In particular, we are planning to add three main areas of activities: