Register now for UIL’s latest course on family and intergenerational literacy and learning programme planning!


25 March 2021

School closures brought by the COVID-19 crisis forced countries worldwide to implement distance, technology-enabled and other home-based learning. Students who were unable to return to the classroom because of the pandemic instead often turned to parents, siblings, and other family members for learning support. To further advance learning within families, the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL), together with the Commonwealth of Learning (COL), will soon launch a second online course on planning family and intergenerational literacy and learning (FILL) programmes.   

The four-week course will start on 12 April 2021 and is designed for a wide range of education professionals, from civil society organizations, non-governmental providers and government institutions for literacy and early childhood education. It is free of charge and will be held in English. The participation of women professionals is highly encouraged.  

Participants who successfully complete the course will receive a certificate issued jointly by UIL and COL. Professionals interested in the course should contact  uil-fill@unesco.org no later than 7 April 2021.  

The first FILL course benefitted over 80 participants from more than 20 countries who learned about the FILL concept and how to implement it in different contexts.  

‘The course provided me with a deeper insight into the value of family and intergenerational learning. I am more aware that, through family learning, the very core beliefs and values that were once held dear can be changed with new knowledge. I have learned how this concept has brought about tremendous changes to the lives of people all around the world.’  

Regional Literacy Coordinator, Ministry of Education, Guyana

‘When I first started the course, I wasn't even aware of the FILL terminology; now, I am armed with the readings, examples and resources required to attempt a project proposal suited to my context.’

Senior Lecturer, University of Trinidad and Tobago