USAID awards contract to revitalize education in Iraq
The US Agency for International Development (USAID) has announced an initial two million dollar, 12-month contract to Creative Associates International (CAII) to address immediate educational needs and promote participation of the Iraqi people in a sustainable, decentralized educational system.
CAII, an international consulting firm with its headquarters in Washington, DC, will implement a USAID education assistance program,. The program is a rapid response effort to increase enrollment and improve the quality of primary and secondary education through short-term immediate impact activities that will lay the foundation for more sustainable reform.
Short-term activities will include development of baseline indicators to measure educational progress, and procuring and distributing essential school materials, equipment and supplies. These materials will be provided in time for the new school year to open, reducing any disruptions in classroom education.
Child-centered, participatory teaching methods will be introduced to lay the foundations for democratic practices and attitudes among students, parents and teachers. — (menareport.com)
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