Agricultural Skills Training in Rural Areas

Project Overview

Project Title Agricultural Skills Training in Rural Areas
Project Number N/A
Country Kyrgyzstan
Overall Project Value(EUR) Not Assigned
Project Start – Project End June 1, 2007–December 31, 2012
Project Status Closed

Funding and Implementing Organizations

Origin of Funding Helvetas
Project Budget(EUR) N/A
Implementing Organization / Consortium

• Ministry of education and science of the Kyrgyzstan
• Agency of Vocational Education under the Ministry of education and science of the Kyrgyzstan
• Vocational schools of the Kyrgyzstan
• Republic Science Methodical Center
• Private training centers

Contact / Team Leader / Project Team


Beneficiary Ministry of Education and Science of the Kyrgyzstan

Project Summary, Objectives and Results

Project Summary

The project was making efforts to ensure sustainability through the introduction of the idea of co-financing through local bodies of vocational training – KOJO, which mobilize financial resources from various sources to cover the operating costs of courses for rural residents. In addition, students of the course had the opportunity to improve their skills in working with credit resources – the students of the course had the opportunity to obtain micro-loans for the implementation of their own business projects and in parallel improve practical skills during student practice in farms.
“KOJO” – as the name itself says, acts as the “master” of the professional course and unifies (unites or acts on behalf of) the parties both the local community and state authorities, and other sectors of society that have provided financial resources and are responsible for the sustainable organization of the course.

Project Objectives
  • To assist in mobilizing financial resources from local financial sources, as well as national and international donors, to cover the operating costs of vocational schools related to training.
Education Sector VET (IVET & CVET)
Components of the Education Process Career planning, Institutional strengthening & capacity building, Social Partnership, Teaching and learning technologies (arrangements)
Occupational Field Agriculture and Food Processing
Target Groups Learners (scholar, student, apprentice etc.), Lecturers, teachers, instructors, trainers
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Project Results
  • The development strategies of seven Vocational Schools for the years of 2010-2017 elaborated.
  • Training courses and methodological backstopping support to 337 teachers and masters provided.
  • Internet access to all seven Vocational Schools provided.
  • A study conducted and priority branches identified, taking into consideration strategic development trends in Kyrgyzstan by the two independent Green Economy sector organizations.
  • 2,938,465 Kyrgyz Soms by KOJO Funds accumulated.

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