Vocational Education for Street Children in Kyrgyz Republic

Project Overview

Project Title Vocational Education for Street Children in Kyrgyz Republic
Project Number 00056287
Country Kyrgyzstan
Overall Project Value(EUR) 500 001 - 1 000 000
Project Start – Project End January 1, 2006–April 30, 2010
Project Status Closed

Funding and Implementing Organizations

Origin of Funding Other
Project Budget(EUR) 671,427
Implementing Organization / Consortium

Asian Development Bank
The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ)
EU Comission in Kyrgyzstan
International Labor Organization
Ministry for Labor, Employment and Migration
Youth Labour Exchange
"Child Protection Center" Public Fund
Helvetas Project
United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund
Helvetas Kyrgyzstan

Contact / Team Leader / Project Team

Roza Choybayeva, the Head of the Social-economic Department of the Head Office of UNDP in Kyrgyz Republic

Beneficiary

Project Summary, Objectives and Results

Project Summary

Vocational Education for Street Children project in the Kyrgyz Republic is funded by the Government of Norway and aimed to contribute to the efforts of the Kyrgyz Government and civil society in poverty reduction and increased life-quality through establishment of vocational education courses for street children in vocational schools in Bishkek area. Vocational education system in the Kyrgyz Republic faces numerous challenges such as lack of partnership with employers, absence of needs assessment of the labour market deteriorated infrastructure, high turnover of teachers which is all lack of financial support from state budget. To address these challenges and the issues of children living in on the streets, the Project focuses on improving the situation of significant numbers of street children with efforts to support the reintegration of street children into normal life through specialized vocational training for street children.

Project Objectives

The project aims to contribute to the efforts of the Kyrgyz Government and civil society in poverty reduction and increased life-quality through the establishment of vocational education courses for street children in vocational schools in the Bishkek area.  It provides vocational training possibilities based on the methodology and pedagogy provided by Akershus University College, Norway.

Education Sector VET (IVET & CVET)
Components of the Education Process Teaching and learning technologies (arrangements)
Occupational Field Not applicable
Target Groups Learners (scholar, student, apprentice etc.), Lecturers, teachers, instructors, trainers
Related Projects
Activities

Training was conducted based on methods and pedagogical developments provided by Akershus University college, Norway.

Project Results

The Project provides strategic contribution to the United Nations Assistance Development Framework (UNDAF) Outcome A1 for increased employment and income generation, with a special emphasis on women and disadvantaged people through following four interlinked outputs:

• Street children methodology and concept with focus on the issues of social adaptation are integrated into existing vocational education system;
• Demand driven Training Curricula and methodological base of vocational education for street children is elaborated and introduced into vocational education system;
• Vocational Training courses for street children are run in pilot schools and employment opportunities for street children are provided through close partnership with private sector;
• Technical capacity in selected piloting schools is strengthened.

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