Poverty Alleviation in Tajikistan through Education and Non-formal Training

Project Overview

Project Title Poverty Alleviation in Tajikistan through Education and Non-formal Training
Project Number 2008 / 160-759
Country Tajikistan
Overall Project Value() 500 001 - 1 000 000
Project Start – Project End January 1, 2009–January 1, 2011
Project Status Closed

Funding and Implementing Organizations

Origin of Funding European Union
Project Budget() 640,904,500
Implementing Organization / Consortium

Deutscher Volkshochschul-Verband e.V.

Contact / Team Leader / Project Team
Beneficiary Around 2000 unemployed poor people from Sughd and Khatlon provinces, including women and young people; Teaching and Management staff of VET schools (minimum 85 people); 100 staff of local administrations, education institutions involved in vocational and skills training; 80 members of civil and business sectors.

Project Summary, Objectives and Results

Project Summary

The aim of the project is to alleviate poverty through employment and income generation in Soghd and Khatlon regions of Tajikistan.

Project Objectives

The main objective of the project is to increase the employment and self employment opportunities for poor unemployed, by increasing the quality of near-by VET schools through demand-driven skills and modern vocational education.

Education Sector VET (IVET & CVET)
Components of the Education Process Quality assurance, Standards and curriculum development, Teaching and learning technologies (arrangements), Training of teachers / trainers
Occupational Field
Target Groups Developers of standards, programs, curricula etc., Learners (scholar, student, apprentice etc.), Lecturers, teachers, instructors, trainers, Training providers (public and private)
Related Projects

1.1 Labour market analysis and training needs assessment
1.2 Curriculum development (DACUM) and establishment of teaching materials
1.3 Provision of necessary equipment to VET schools
1.4 Short-time courses at 10 VET schools
2.1 Training for management staff of 10 VET schools
2.2 Training of teachers of 10 VET schools (interactive AE methods, VET methods)
2.3 Development of handbook on modern teaching methods
2.4 Development of a handbook on management in VET and AE
3.1. Roundtables on professional guidance/ education to tackle unemployment for local stakeholders
3.2 Seminar on professional guidance for selected staff of VET schools
3.3 Opening of Business Consulting Desks on self-employment and entrepreneurship
3.4 Professional guidance actions at local schools
3.5 Preparation of handbook on professional guidance
4.1 Establishment of Advisory Boards at 10 VET schools
4.2 Oblast round tables for social partners
4.3 Study Tour to Germany for social partners (cross-cutting activity)
5.1 Contest “My best business idea” at 10 VET schools
5.2 PR campaigns and cultural events
5.3 Final conference “Fighting Poverty -New Approaches”

Project Results

Planned Outcomes:

1. Graduates of the project’s VET courses have increased their incomes through employment or self-employment; their and the living standard of their families has noticeably improved.
2.The capacity of 10 VET schools to design and manage demand driven skills and vocational courses is enhanced.
3. Professional guidance at 10 VET schools is enhanced.
4. Social partnership mechanisms are established and are functioning in the target rayons.
5. The image of VET pilot schools and VET in general has improved.

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