USAID Interethnic Integration in Education Project (IIEP)

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Duration:
Four-years (December 2011 – December 2016)

Project budget:
$ 6,200,000

Supported by:
United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

Objectives:
Build awareness and provide diversity training, technical assistance, and incentives to school boards, principals, teachers, and administration officials in support of interethnic integration in education

Primary targets:
Primary and secondary schools, including students, teachers, school principals, school board members, parents and local communities

Components:

  • Community Outreach – Raise awareness of the importance of inter-ethnic integration and why it is vital for the future stability of Macedonia and its accession in to the European Union. Build public understanding for interethnic integration in education and its ultimate goal of ensuring all Macedonian children receive a high-quality education.
  • Capacity Building of school management and teachers – Provide teachers, school managers and school boards with the skills they need to work in a multi-ethnic environment, to help prevent divisions along ethnic lines in their schools and communities, and to create conditions that promote ethnic integration.
  • Demonstration Schools – Provide more holistic and intensive interventions in a few selected schools. These model schools will provide examples of best practices and lessons learned and will contribute to a deeper understanding on various approaches to ethnic integration.
  • Provision of Incentives to Schools and Communities – Provide school refurbishments as an incentive for schools to participate in ethnic integration activities. Assist these communities with the improvement of the infrastructure and learning environments of their schools, including ensuring that these schools are accessible to the disabled. This component is financed by the U.S. Department of Defense / EUCOM ($1.2 million of the total project budget).

For more information, please visit project web-site: www.pmio.mk

Contact Information:
Contact at MCEC:
Nebojsa Mojsoski, IIEP Chief of Party, nmojsoski@mcgo.org.mk

Contact at USAID: Lela Jakovlevska, AOTR, ljakovlevska@usaid.gov