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Useful videos

During our video cataloguing project we identified around 100 videos that may be useful for EENET’s users.You’ll find links to them on our website by the end of 2014. Here we offer just a small selection of videos, some of which help to illustrate the theme of ‘beyond formal schooling’.

Flexible learning strategies
Flexible learning strategies in Thailand subtitles) (Burmese subtitles)
Flexible learning strategies in Philippines (English audio and subtitles) – These videos outline the role of mobile teachers in providing education for children living in remote, rural communities. They highlight some of the benefits and downfalls of non-formal education systems in the provision of inclusive quality education for all. Related resources and reports are available at and

Street-connected children
San Roque street children project – This video explains the work carried out by Plan Ecuador with street-connected children in Quito. It deals with the inclusion of indigenous communities into formal education systems and offers examples of alternative forms of education. (English narration, plus Spanish interviews with English subtitles)

Getting eady for school – Shot in Yemen, this short film features one boy’s experiences of using child-to-child methodology in pre-school learning to prepare younger children for going to school. (Some English audio. Low sound quality/volume.) Related resources can be downloaded here:

Child-to-child programme offers education in rural Bangladesh – This film offers a detailed explanation of how the child-to-child programme works and the experiences of stakeholders involved in a rural community in Bangladesh. (English narration)
Inclusive early childhood and community outreach
Little Rock early childhood development centre – This video shows how an early childhood centre in a Nairobi slum provides for all children, regardless of abilities. It also explains how the centre has expanded its work. For instance, it now supports older school-going children through after-school clubs, supports young mothers to return to school by providing child care for their babies, and helps older girls stay in school by providing sanitary pads so that menstruation doesn’t keep them at home. (English narration)

Right to education
What is Right to Education? – This colourful 40 second film from UNICEF India is an animation featuring children explaining about free, compulsory, inclusive education. (English subtitles)

Education for girls with disabilities – This film from Leonard Cheshire Disability gives a voice to Lucy (who does not go to school) and Elizabeth (who now attends school), and their mothers. They and the narrator talk about desires for schooling and the various barriers that prevent many girls with disabilities from participating in and completing an education. (English audio and subtitles)

Kakenya Ntaiya: A girl who demanded school – This TED talk highlights a girl’s experience of female genital mutilation and the deal she made with her father that she would agree to FGM if he would let her continue her education. She also talks about her fight to be allowed to attend higher education, and her subsequent efforts to protect other girls’ and women’s rights. (English audio)

Girls education: Tanzania – This film looks at the lives of four girls and the barriers they are facing, and overcoming, in order to access and complete an education. (English audio)