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Education

Education is foundational to human development and is critically linked to broad-based economic growth, health outcomes, and democratic governance.

Over the past 22 years, U.S. government assistance has helped rebuild and reform the educational system in Georgia. USAID’s programs help train teachers, renovate schools, and improve the management of public educational systems.  USAID’s support also helps create vocational and higher educational programs that serve the needs of a growing economy. USAID continues to invest in primary education to improve children’s reading and math skills, and to ensure the inclusion of children with hearing and vision disabilities.

Current programs:
Georgia Primary Education Project (G-PriEd)
October 2011 – October 2016
Chemonics
www.chemonics.com

G-PriEd aims to provide comprehensive assistance to Georgia’s primary education system to improve the reading and math competencies of Georgian and ethnic minority students. This goal is being achieved through G-PriEd’s support in building the capacity of teachers, increasing the standards for evaluating students, improving Georgian language instructions and enhancing the use of technology within the schools. G-PriEd also supports the development of subject experts in reading and math, to ensure future generations of Georgian students have the highest standards of education.

Reading for Better Future Project
September 2013 – September 2016
Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS)
www.state.il.us/dcfs

The Reading for a Better Future project aims at improving the reading competency of children with special educational needs, with an emphasis on including ethnic minority girls. The project facilitates the development of age-appropriate reading materials and teaching methods for children with hearing and visual impairments. The project also works to increase access to educational institutions and extra support for children with special educational needs. 

Last updated: December 08, 2014

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