|Project Title||Vocational Education for Street Children in Kyrgyz Republic|
|Overall Project Value(EUR)||500 001 - 1 000 000|
|Project Start – Project End||January 1, 2006–April 30, 2010|
Funding and Implementing Organizations
|Origin of Funding||Other|
|Implementing Organization / Consortium||
Asian Development Bank
|Contact / Team Leader / Project Team||
Roza Choybayeva, the Head of the Social-economic Department of the Head Office of UNDP in Kyrgyz Republic
Project Summary, Objectives and Results
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.
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|
Training was conducted based on methods and pedagogical developments provided by Akershus University college, Norway.
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;
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