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Eurasia Foundation of Central Asia
in Kazakhstan

Youth and Education

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"Hand in Нand We learn"

Date of Beginning: 2/4/16 Date of End: 12/31/16

Project Information

Project Justification:

Despite the fact that schools in Kuryk have been introduced with new methodology (e.g. Cambridge system) some teachers and administration claim presence of challenges, such as insufficient use of ICT, changing mindset of “old school” teachers, improvement of preparation of school children in Math, English and scientific work, conducting integrated classes.  After participation at EFCA demo classes on Step by Step and Montessori methodology (the methodology is being implemented in Kuryk kindergartens) elementary school teachers have expressed their interest in building their capacities in this methodology. Additionally, schools reported lack of mechanisms of sharing knowledge, experience of elder teachers with young specialists and insufficient professionalism of these young teachers. 

 Project goal:

To improve the quality of elementary school education in Kuryk

Year 1 goal: To strengthen teaching methodologies and parent engagement in elementary schools in Kuryk

 Project Objectives:

  • To improve  and enrich elementary school teaching methods
  • To improve integration and dissemination  of education development projects in Kuryk and to promote partnership among elementary schools and kindergartens
  • To promote greater parent involvement in elementary education

Expected Results

  • Improved integration and continuity of methodologies used in young children education by kindergartens and elementary schools of Kuryk
  • Increased application of child-centered, humane principles of pedagogy in elementary school
  • Greater  adaptation of children during transition from kindergartens to elementary school
  • Greater parent involvement in the education of their children   


Kuryk, Karakiya district, Mangistau oblast 


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