Launch of the FLE National Programme

The National Social Inclusion Foundation (NSIF) unveiled its education and training strategy to address poverty and vulnerability on Tuesday 27 February 2024 at the Caudan Arts Centre in the presence of Mrs Leela Devi Dookun-Luchoomun, GCSK, Vice-Prime Minister, Minister of Education, Tertiary Education, Science and Technology and Mrs Fazila Jeewa-Daureeawoo, GCSK, Minister of Social Integration, Social Security and National Solidarity.

The Foundation also presented its flagship educational programme, the Fortified Learning Environment (FLE) National Programme. The FLE National Programme seeks to address developmental, educational and psychosocial challenges of children living in conditions of poverty and vulnerability in a holistic manner.

The Programme focuses on developing basic literacy and numeracy, life skills and socioemotional wellbeing of children at 5 key stages: 3 months – 3 years, 3 – 5 years, 5 – 8 years, 8 – 12 years and 12 – 16 years. There are currently 400 children in creches, 1,000 in pre-primary and primary schools and 400 in the extended programme at the secondary level who are benefiting from the Programme.

The FLE National Programme is a truly collaborative initiative bringing together key partners and stakeholders, namely, ministries and institutions, NGOs, schools and parents to work towards improving the academic performance and psychosocial abilities of children from disadvantaged backgrounds.