USAID Supports the Prevention of School Racketeering
A newly designed teachers’ manual and toolkit entitled “Prevention of Racketeering in the Schools of Kyrgyzstan” was presented to the education sector and the general public on November 6, 2012. The event was hosted by the Child’s Rights Defenders League (CRDL) which led the development of these education materials with support from USAID’s Office of Transition Initiatives (USAID/OTI). The event was held at 10:00 a.m. at the Meridian Business Center Maximum, 109/2 Turusbekov St., Bishkek.
In 2011, CRDL developed and published 125 copies of the manual in Russian and Kyrgyz languages in partnership with the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic with financial support from the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). Later in the year, during hearings "On current problems of school education," the Parliament of the Kyrgyz Republic recommended that the manual be distributed to all schools in the country. In response, USAID supported CDRL to reprint the manual, translate it into Uzbek, and develop a 15-minute video toolkit in Russian, with Kyrgyz and Uzbek subtitles to make the material more effective and accessible to students. Participants of the November 6 event will view a brief presentation of the manual and the toolkits, while directors of Bishkek schools will receive copies of the material. Overall, 6,500 copies of the manual will be distributed among schools across the country.
This is one of many projects supported by the American people through USAID’s Office of Transition Initiatives (USAID/OTI). For more information about USAID programs, please visit our website at: http://kyrgyzstan.usaid.gov/.
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