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Lifelong Learning Project

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This project supports implementation of quality bilingual and intercultural education, alternative paths to primary and secondary school completion, and demand-driven workforce development training for teachers in underserved populations.

This project supports implementation of quality bilingual and intercultural education, alternative paths to primary and secondary school completion, and demand-driven workforce development training for teachers in underserved populations.

The objective of this activity is to improve the quality of and access to education for underserved populations in the Western Highlands. The activity strengthens local capacities and enables the implementation of bilingual education (Mayan languages and Spanish) in primary schools; supports the Ministry of Education (MOE) to develop, analyze, validate, and review textbooks and educational materials; implements human resource development programs for MOE technical staff, supervisors, school principals, and teachers; supports the MOE to develop the professionalization of teachers’ trainers in higher education programs; helps develop a cadre of teachers that specialize in alternative education programs; and provides basic education, workforce readiness training, and civic engagement training to out-of-school youth. Supporting implementation of quality bilingual and intercultural education, alternative paths to primary and secondary school completion, and demand-driven workforce development training helps increase the likelihood that young people in Guatemala stay in school and are prepared to find and create economic opportunities in Guatemala.

This project is expected to run from March 27, 2014 through September 30, 2021 with an estimated total USAID investment of $31,317,138.

USAID’s implementer for this project is Juarez & Associates, Inc.

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Last updated: August 26, 2021

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