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The USAID Accelerated Quality Education for Liberian Children (AQE) activity seeks to increase access to quality education services for out-of-school children and adolescents. The activity will also support communities to improve education for out-of-school learners by offering accelerated learning programs that condense six years of the primary education cycle into three years. To institutionalize nationwide Accelerated Learning Programs, AQE will leverage partnerships and align with other donors to support the Ministry of Education (MoE).

The Read Liberia activity will provide technical assistance to the Ministry of Education to improved early grade reading skills. The activity aims to increase the Liberian Government’s commitment to evidence-based reading instruction, improve early grade reading classroom instruction, service delivery, and parent, community and private support.

The Learning Links Activity aims to improve literacy and numeracy skills of girls in Bong County who have left school due to pregnancy and provide quality, accessible and reliable education resources for out-of-school girls, while at the same time deploying an innovative and potentially game-changing education model that combines proven education approaches in a new way.

Approximately 25,500 people fleeing Hajin arrive at Al Hol camp between December and February, straining camp capacity. Flooding re-displaces an estimated 23,000 people in Aleppo and Idlib; affected populations remain in need of relief commodities. UN–SARC convoy from Damascus delivers multi-sector assistance to Rukban residents in early February

USAID’s Reading for All Program is a three-year, $3.88 million activity that works to improve early grade reading outcomes among children with disabilities in grades 1 – 3. Implemented in 6,775 schools in the 16 National Early Grade Reading Program focus districts (Banke, Surkhet, Bhaktapur, Kaski, Dhankuta, Saptari, Parsa, Rupandehi, Manang, Mustang, Bardiya, Dang, Dolpa, Kailaki, Kanchanpur and Dadeldhura), the activity strengthens the Government of Nepal’s (GON’s) institutional capacity at the federal, provincial and local levels to implement its constitutional and policy commitments to disability inclusive education.

This USAID program promotes a system to contain and prevent the spread of radicalism and violent extremist beliefs in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) prisons and rehabilitate and reintegrate previously radicalized prisoners into society upon their release. The Council of Europe implements this comprehensive two-year $1 million project, which is co-funded equally by USAID and the UK government.

USAID’s STaR project works to increase empathy and tolerance among members of the multiple ethnoreligious groups in Bosnia and Herzegovina by catalyzing religious leaders, religion teachers, youth, and municipal leaders in community reconciliation efforts. USAID’s implementing partner in this two-year $1.5 million program is the Karuna Center for Peacebuilding.

Through this project, USAID works to build cooperation among youth of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) and empowers young citizens and political leaders to take decisive action against threats to reconciliation. USAID’s implementing partner for this 1½-year, $1.5 million project is the National Democratic Institute, with core local partners Youth Initiative for Human Rights and Infohouse Association.

Local governments in Kosovo are starting to recognize the need for government policies and practices inspired by the principles of transparency, accountability, and civic participation.  However, many municipalities in Kosovo lack the capacity and the political will to fully operationalize these polices and principles.  The Local Effective Governance Activity will not only assist municipalities but also enable citizens to fulfil their role in a multiethnic and pluralistic society through participation in decision-making processes that will guide the development, implementation, and monitoring of local policies.

The program aims at increasing public trust in the Judiciary as an independent branch of power that protects citizens’ rights and upholds the rule of law in the Kyrgyz Republic.

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Last updated: February 16, 2019

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