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Monday, September 15, 2014 - 5:00am

Pristina, September 15 - USAID/Kosovo Acting Mission Director Chris Edwards and President of the Republic of Kosovo Atifete Jahjaga today signed an amendment to the bilateral Development Objective Grant Agreement signed between the two governments in December 2013.

With this Amendment, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will obligate an additional $34,334,636 in funds to support a range of activities in Kosovo, including programs to support improved rule of law and governance, increased investment and private sector employment, and enhanced human capital.

This is the fourth amendment to the Agreement, which brings the total obligated amount to $75,328,664 in funding to support Kosovo’s development.

USAID, an independent federal government agency that receives overall foreign policy guidance from the Secretary of State, has provided economic and democracy and governance assistance worldwide for over 50 years. This year, USAID marks 15 years of partnering for positive change in Kosovo.

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Thursday, April 19, 2012 - 1:15pm

Shkendije Nagavci and Laura Pruthi, teachers from “Zekeria Rexha” primary school in Gjakova, received third place in the Teachers Prize at the European Innovative Educators Forum held March 23rd in Lisbon, Portugal. But Lisbon isn’t the end of the road for them – in November, they will be headed to Athens to represent Kosovo teachers at the Microsoft Global Forum. This will be the first time that teachers from Kosovo qualify for this type of competition which will include teachers from around the world.

Students using new Classmate laptops
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - 1:15pm

Many primary schools in Kosovo now have computers, but typically, they are desktops that are kept under lock and key in a laboratory, limiting access by teachers and students. To address the problem, the USAID FORECAST Program has donated a mobile computer storage cart to 20 schools. The cart contains 32 laptops with wireless access for network connectivity, a projector and a printer. Student technicians trained by the USAID program will help with care and maintenance of the IT equipment.

U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary Philip Reeker and U.S. Ambassador Christopher Dell join in ribbon cutting for new Bishevac playg
Wednesday, February 8, 2012 - 1:30pm

The children of the Bishevac neighborhood of Mitrovica North now have a new playground right in their community. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) built the playground at the request of local residents, through its Democratic Effective Municipalities Initiative. The USAID program works to improve the lives of people in non-majority communities of Kosovo by supporting community development and infrastructure. After consultation with local residents, the local Municipal Preparatory Team (MPT) told USAID that the playground was a top priority for the community.

Certificate of Merit for winners
Friday, January 20, 2012 - 1:45pm

The USAID/Basic Education Program (BEP) (http://bep-ks.org/) is using project based learning to reform teaching and learning in schools throughout Kosovo, and one of the teaching tools is a video competition. Over 30 schools submitted student-produced films for the competition, dubbed the “Junior Oscars”. ‘Best Films’ were selected in five categories: Best Story, Best Documentary, Best Film in Albanian, Best Film in English and Best Film by grades 1-5.

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