Agriteam Canada - Building Capacity and Opportunities for Change

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India, Nepal, Tibet, Improving Education Quality and Learning for Tibetan Children in India and Nepal(IEQL): April 2015–June 2017

Sector: Education and Education Reform
Region: North and Central Asia
Funded by:
Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD)
Total Value: $2,000,000

Project Description

Agriteam Canada worked with the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) to improve the quality of education and learning for more than 22,000 Tibetan children at 68 schools in India and Nepal. IEQL is supporting the Department of Education (DoE) by providing training and other professional development activities for teachers and educators; supporting the development and provision of improved curricula and teaching and learning materials in the Tibetan language; implementing activities that strengthen science education, increase parental involvement in child learning and improve student test preparation skills; and investing in critical facility improvements and basic operations support for targeted vulnerable schools. To date, the project has provided in-service and pre-service training for over 1,000 teachers and school principals in modern pedagogy and Tibetan language, and developed the capacity of DoE staff in results-based management. The project has supported the translation of textbooks and teaching materials into Tibetan language, established student-led mobile science exhibitions, provided coaching to help students prepare for exams and certification, developed draft guidelines for Parent Teacher Associations (PTAs), and provided operational support to the most vulnerable schools while they explore options for stable long-term funding.