Saturday, December 14, 2019

Under the framework of the ILO KAB project with the Business Development Centre (BDC) a follow-up workshop was conducted for 3 days during the period 1- 3 September, 2015 in in Aqaba. The workshop was facilitated by Ms. Rania Bikhazi, KAB International Key Facilitator (IKF) and Mr. Abduallah El Silawi, KAB National Key Facilitator (NKF) from Palestine.

The workshop was attended by 23 participants (16 males, 7 females) from 5 community colleges.

The workshop aimed to go over the challenges and lessons learned from the implementation of KAB part one (modules 1-5), during 2015 and review some topics to facilitate implementation of KAB part two. A revision of the technical content of KAB part two was conducted in detail to refresh the memory of teachers and prepare them for implementation. The revision also covered all games related to modules 5-8 together with the business game that was played again to ensure a thorough understanding of the instructions and extract lessons learned.

During the closing ceremony, participants discussed together with BDC some challenges/solutions to be addressed such as distribution of student certificates, provision of stationary and increase in follow up visits from BDC and the Ministry of Education. 

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Under the framework of the ILO KAB project with the Business Development Centre (BDC), a follow-up KAB workshop targeted vocational education teachers in Northern city, Irbid. The workshop held from 28 to 30 August, 2015, was facilitated by Ms. Rania Bikhazi, KAB International Key Facilitator (IKF) and Mr. Abduallah El Silawi, KAB National Key Facilitator (NKF) from Palestine.

This was the second refresher workshop and it was attended by 29 participants (11 males, 18 females) from 16 vocational schools who delivered the full KAB program in one year (2014-2015).

During the training workshop, participants shared experiences and presented challenges faced and lessons learned. Many participants showed pictures of their classrooms while implementing KAB highlighting the participatory aspects and the creativity used in the teaching.

Main challenges expressed by the participants were tackled with immediate solutions by BDC KAB Coordinator Mr. Ghaleb Hijazi and Mr. Tahsin Gfishi, KAB Supervisor from the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training. Some of these challenges were issuance of student certificates, provision of stationary, timely issuance of official letters from the government, and compensation means for facilitators.

The participants showed a high level of sharing and commitment during the workshop.

KAB facilitators will be delivering a second round of KAB courses during the 2015-2016 academic year in the hope of reaching a nationalisation decision soon.

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Under the framework of the ILO project with the Business Development Centre (BDC) that aims to promote entrepreneurship education in Jordan, the pilot phase continues to introduce the KAB programme in secondary vocational schools in partnership with the Ministry of Education.

The 6-day training (Part one of KAB) took place on August 22-27 in Amman, with the aim of introducing the KAB curriculum to 29 teachers, from 14 secondary vocational schools and one community college, pre-selected by Jordan’s Ministry of Education. The workshop was facilitated by KAB International Key Facilitator (IKF) Rania Bikhazi and National Key Facilitator (NKF) from Palestine Mr. Abdullah El Silawi.

The workshop was attended by 28 participants (7 women and 21 men) who showed a high level of participation and commitment and were enthusiastic about the new teaching methods. Participants applied “learning by doing teaching methodology” whereby all participants gave a micro teaching session from the KAB package and were evaluated on it (teaching techniques and content). Participants used the various KAB teaching techniques such as presentations, games, brainstorming sessions, group work, and role play and brought in guest speakers to facilitate the different types of sessions. Modules 1 through 5 were covered in the training.

Upon completion of the training, KAB facilitators will begin teaching the curriculum to students in secondary vocational schools in coordination with BDC and the Ministry of Education who will implement monitoring and follow up visits.

Part Two of the training is expected to take place beginning of 2016 after facilitators have completed implementing phase 1 with their students. 

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The activity to explain the Principles of Negotiation.

You can download attached file, Arabic or English version for Big Apple Cards and print it on cardboard. You can change the colors for two sets, one for seller cards and other for buyer cards.

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This is the manual for registered users, those not affiliated with the ILO or the KAB package but are part of our community. It is a resource which describes how to upload items, photos, and overall use the site. Should you have any difficulties commiting any of these actions, please feel free to contact or on the community by writing me, the Community Helper!

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A Yemen news provider and the University of Aden published four articles on KAB in Yemen.

The first Article covers the event "KAB Awareness Raising Workshop" that was held on January 19, 2011 in Sanaa in the presence of H.E Dr. Ibrahim Hugari, Minister of Technical Education and Vocational Training and Ms. Rania Bikhazi, Entreprise Development Specialist at the International Labor Organization, Regional Office for Arab States.

The second Article, dated January 18, 2011, covers the KAB implementation plan in technical and vocational training centres for the year 2011-2012.

The Third and fourth Articles dated January 26, 2011 cover the KAB Workshop that was held under the patronage of H.E the Minister of higher education Dr. Salah Ali Basra at the Mercure Hotel in Yemen.

Kindly find below the 4 links for the Arabic articles:

Also attached, three pictures on the abovementioned articles.


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Short article from the ILO-Moscow newsletter on KAB in Kazakhstan and how about 100'000 vocational students are to benefit from the project every year.
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For the month of October 2010 the Magazine "Entrepreneur" issued in Saudia Arabia featured two articles related to KAB:

1. An interview with Ms. Rania Bikhazi, Enterprise Development specialist at the International Labour Organization Regional Office for Arab States, on self-employment, entrepreneurship and the implementation of KAB in the Arab Region.

2. The implementation of KAB in Palestine

Kindly find attached both articles, in Arabic, in addition to the cover page of the magazine on which Ms. Rania Bikhazi is featured.

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