Social-Emotional Development Program (for Rural Secondary-School Students)
KODA is piloting the SED Program to support the social-emotional development of 40 rural secondary-school students. During the second semester (16 weeks), two student groups will attend either an in-school or an after-school program. They will have 2 sessions weekly and meet with their counseling teacher or KODA trainers.
Both groups will implement the SED Program specifically designed for rural conditions and focus on forming social-emotional skills. These are also known as 21st-century life skills and are self-awareness, self-regulation, social awareness, communication, and responsible decision-making.
All sessions of the program start with the “Circle Activity” and students sit in a circle to share how they are feeling. Then activities start and all are practice-based. Each session ends with a reflection period to allow students space to talk about their thoughts and learn from the activity.
Through supporting a pedagogical educational approach, the SED program will equip rural students with skills to best adapt, respond to and benefit from their unknown futures in the ever-changing 21st century.
Upon completion of the pilot study, two guidebooks for in-school and after-school implementation will be prepared and disseminated with all rural school teachers across Turkey, thereby extending the program’s social impact further.
The cost of supporting 1 rural student’s social-emotional development is approximately $500.
This amount includes:
●55%: Trainer (delivering the program)
●18%: Field Expenses (i.e. transportation, activity materials)
●17%: 2 Guidebooks for Teachers
●10%: Monitoring and Evaluation (to ensure social impact)