IRAQ / REFUGEE TEACHER

05-Apr-2021 00:03:00
Ibrahim wanted to find a way to help high-school students study and pass the chemistry exams as schools closed in Iraq. With very few online resources available for refugee students, he established his own YouTube channel and students understood the material. UNHCR
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STORY: IRAQ / REFUGEE TEACHER
TRT: 03:00
SOURCE: UNHCR
RESTRICTIONS: PLEASE CREDIT UNHCR ON SCREEN
LANGUAGE: ARABIC / NATS

DATELINE: 29 SEPTEMBER 2020, ERBIL, KRI, IRAQ
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1. Close up, Ibrahim preparing to record class on telephone
2. Various shots, Ibrahim record class on telephone
4. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Ibrahim, Chemistry Teacher:
“I was able to finish the whole curriculum in less than two months. I keep in touch with my students. I have groups on WhatsApp and Viber. Sometimes after midnight they send me questions and I answer them.”
5. Various shots, student following class on mobile phone
6. Various shots, student writing on notebook
7. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Yafa, Student:
“It’s hard to understand everything when you have to study on your own. A teacher needs to explain the material. I studied well and got 86 percent in chemistry.”
8. Various shots, shuttered school
STORYLINE
Ibrahim wanted to find a way to help high-school students study and pass the chemistry exams as schools closed in Iraq. With very few online resources available for refugee students, he established his own YouTube channel and students understood the material.

Ibrahim established groups on WhatsApp and Viber and allowed the students to ask him direct questions, and he would answer them always.

SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Ibrahim, Chemistry Teacher:
“I was able to finish the whole curriculum in less than two months. I keep in touch with my students. I have groups on WhatsApp and Viber. Sometimes after midnight they send me questions and I answer them.”

Due to the COVID-19 lockdowns and school closing in Iraq, high school students were not able to attend classes nor get the help they needed in understanding the chemistry subjects. Especially that they have terminal exams.

SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Yafa, Student:
“It’s hard to understand everything when you have to study on your own. A teacher needs to explain the material. I studied well and got 86 percent in chemistry.”
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