Education Innovations in Tajikistan .

Education and Youth | Advancing Quality Education | Education Systems Strengthening and Policy Reform
Europe and Eurasia

Tajikistan Read with Me Project

Project Dates: October 2016 - November 2021
By creating a strong foundation in schools that reinforces the value of reading, Tajikistan aims to position young children for lifelong success.

Tajikistan’s long-term goal of nurturing a qualified workforce and national strategies for advancing education and development are shaping a vision for a modern education sector. The USAID Tajikistan Read with Me (RWM) project, in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Science (MoES) and its affiliates, procured and developed age-appropriate supplementary reading materials for students in first through fourth grades. RWM and MoES also trained teachers and other educators in competency-based literacy standards. To develop innovative approaches to reading, RWM aimed to build partnerships with the private sector, parent-teacher associations, and local organizations. In addition, the project strengthened the capacity of MoES to support early grade reading and invest in its development. RWM built learning environments, such as inclusive and child-friendly classrooms, in which Tajikistan’s young learners thrive. At the same time, RWM supported teachers through school-based training that enabled teachers to engage communities in cultivating a strong reading culture.

1,308,720

books delivered.

75

percent of primary grade teachers trained in modern reading techniques.

2,000,000

million dollars in funds leveraged to support literacy activities through partnerships.

Project Goals


  • Develop age-appropriate reading materials in Tajik and Russian that support curricular goals
  • Support educators through teacher training sessions and training packages with supplementary reading materials
  • Coordinate partnerships to improve educational innovations that strengthen the country’s reading culture

 


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Our Impact Innovating Techniques and Technology to Improve Education in Tajikistan

In Tajikistan, data-driven training, lessons from other countries, and community support have kept students — and teachers — learning.

Tajikistan’s long-term goal of nurturing a qualified workforce and national strategies for advancing education and development are shaping a vision for a modern education sector. The USAID Tajikistan Read with Me (RWM) project, in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Science (MoES) and its affiliates, procured and developed age-appropriate supplementary reading materials for students…

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Our Impact Summer of Reading in Tajikistan

In Tajikistan, summer camps help children improve their reading skills through friendship, spirited competition, and involving parents.

Tajikistan’s long-term goal of nurturing a qualified workforce and national strategies for advancing education and development are shaping a vision for a modern education sector. The USAID Tajikistan Read with Me (RWM) project, in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Science (MoES) and its affiliates, procured and developed age-appropriate supplementary reading materials for students…

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Success Story from Bokhtar, Tajikistan

In Tajikistan, USAID distributed 600 Braille books to specialized schools and classes in 2020. Thanks to USAID, now children with low vision have access to Braille books and more opportunities to read.

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