BAKU, Azerbaijan, March 7. One of the principle
areas of cooperation between the United States Agency for
International Development (USAID) Development and Uzbekistan is the
schooling sector, Communications Specialist at USAID Mission to
Uzbekistan Sanobar Khudaybergenova advised Trend.
According to Khudaybergenova, the USAID has pledged to allocate
as much as $55 million over seven years to assist reform initiatives of
Uzbekistan’s Ministry of Preschool and School Education. The quantity
of cash additionally covers USAID’s four-year program value $29.5 million
to enhance studying expertise and math amongst college students of elementary
faculty, improve data and communications know-how (ICT)
instruction from fifth to eleventh grade, in addition to to enhance information
of English in 1-11 grades.
“In 2021, USAID piloted new curriculum and supplies for English
as a international language instruction in 213 colleges. We are thrilled
that the Ministry rolled out this educational bundle on a
nationwide scale through the 2022-2023 tutorial years, printing
USAID-supported textbooks for your complete public faculty system –
roughly 6.5 million college students and tens of hundreds of
academics in over 10,000 colleges,” Khudaybergenova mentioned.
She famous that the company established cooperation with this
Central Asian nation in 1993. Over the 30 years of partnership,
USAID has applied a number of tasks not solely within the schooling
sector but additionally within the sectors comparable to financial development, democracy
and governance, in addition to healthcare.
As for the well being sector, the communication specialist famous
that USAID invests $6 million per yr within the National Tuberculosis
Program to create shorter, accessible outpatient care targeted on
early detection and remedy of this illness.
Khudaybergenova additional famous that the company additionally supported
Uzbekistan through the picks of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“To combat COVID, we offered over $16 million to assist the
Government of Uzbekistan’s Republican Sanitary and Epidemiological
Services’ COVID response and coordinated the arrival and
distribution of 9.6 million doses of U.S. Government-donated COVID
vaccines,” she added.