Research shows that the involvement of parents at primary school level makes an enormous different to the academic and social development of children. It may be challenging for newly-arrived parents to understand how the Norwegian school system works. Parents require information about the structure of the school, the role of teachers, the responsibilities of pupils and the way in which parents are expected to participate. Atlas Kompetanse works on supporting parents in their role by recognising their resources and building a bridge between their experiences and the school. The company arranges courses on which parents are provided with general information about the school system and school-home partnerships. Course participants are also given specific tools for use in supporting their children in their education and communicating with the school and its teachers. The courses are held in Norwegian, English, Arabic, Somali and Tigrinya. Atlas Kompetanse offers courses for primary schools, secondary schools and adult learning centres and works with individual schools, city areas and municipalities.
Atlas Kompetanse also assists families with weak language skills who have only been in Norway for a short period of time as directed by social services. The company guides newly-arrived parents by focusing on prevention and the strengthening of the parental role.
About the company:
Number of full-time employees: 3
Founders: Firdawsa Ahmed and Saad Yusuf Hashi
Company formation: Ideal limited company