The ICAM programme increases the access to learning and improves the learning capacity of Children Affected by Migration (CAM) by enhancing the climate of “convivencia” (living in harmony) in schools, by raising awareness of the rights they are entitled to, and by providing additional support for their social and emotional learning and wellbeing in school and at home.
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How iCAM works
The ICAM programme works by building powerful networks of schools, led by local National Facilitators who are trained by international ICAM Project Team Leaders. A comprehensive coaching and training programme is supported by handbooks, lesson plans, parent workshops and a wide range of additional resources, readily translatable into any language. The model is fully scalable, from a small cluster of schools to country-wide deployment. Delivery can be tailored exactly to your requirements.
Increase the awareness of children/young people affected by migration who are potential victims of exclusion and those who enter into contact with them, so that CAM understand and benefit from their rights under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and the European Convention on the Exercise of Children’s Rights
Improve inclusion and safe learning in school by improving the whole school environment of convivencia concentrating on 10 areas of school organization which combine to create the climate of convivencia.
Develop peer-led initiatives for children/young people in schools that will promote their ownership and responsibility for including all students fully in the life of the school.
Develop the whole school formal and informal curriculum for social and emotional learning (SEL) with additional support that meets the special SEL needs of CAM.
Apply lessons learned about the long term effects of displacement and bereavement on CAM during World War 2.
Through training and support reinforce the capacities of educators and families to ensure the inclusion of CAM in mainstream schools.
Apply an online ICAM school review instrument on SEL and the school’s organisation for convivencia and inclusion involving all stakeholders.
Reinforce cooperation between schools, families, NGOs, and other agencies/organisations that are in contact with children/young people affected by migration.
The BeCSR Handbook is designed to support all those involved in the ICAM programme in schools, with a particular focus on safeguarding children and young people in cyberspace, online.
It can be used as a reference document before, during and after the ICAM workshops to support a whole school programme to foster the inclusion of children affected by migration (CAM).
The BeCSR Handbook has been prepared as a supplement and complement to the existing ICAM Handbook. In this way, both resources can be blended together at a later date into a coherent whole.