Caprentras - France
Helping single parents to attend basic skills training by offering parallel child-care. An experiment with obstacles
Single mothers face difficulties to integrate social and working life because of various reasons: child care, little psychological and logistic support from partners, as well as lack of self-confidence. INFREP in Carpentras (Provence) launched a pilot focused on this target group aiming to give these mothers the opportunity to improve basic skills (French, Mathematics, Digital Literacy) relevant for employment, and to get a CléA certificate. Mothers were allowed to bring their children with them. Child care was provided by mothers themselves who took turns, alternating periods of training and care. The time schedule was designed to make it easy for mothers to come to the training centre. Training took place in the morning between 9-11, that’s when older children were at school, and before noon.
Concept poster for the new approach as presented in the MobileBE team meating in August 2018 in Swesen. Foto: Ch. Geiselmann
A full report on this experimental course is published in our book "New Ideas to Promote Literacy".