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Kyrgyzstan|education|October 31, 2023 / 10:06 AM
WE CARE early childhood development project launched in Kyrgyzstan

AKIPRESS.COM - The Women’s Empowerment - Creating Accessibility for Resilient Entrepreneurs (WE CARE) project was launched on October 30.

WE CARE is a $3-million initiative that aims to enhance access to quality development and education services for children while fostering economic opportunities for women entrepreneurs through the establishment of early childhood development centers.

The WE CARE project is launched in partnership with the Ministry of Education and Science and the Aga Khan Foundation. Over the next three years, WE CARE will provide assistance to over 100 early childhood development centers and train over 700 teachers and caregivers.

During the launch event, the Minister of Education and Science of the Kyrgyz Republic, Dogdurkul Kendirbaeva, noted the project’s importance for developing early childhood education in Kyrgyz Republic.

U.S. Ambassador to the Kyrgyz Republic Lesslie Viguerie highlighted the importance of childcare and early childhood education, noting that this new initiative launch coincides with the first International Day of Care and Support celebrated on October 29.

Davlatsulton Dorgabekova, CEO of the Aga Khan Foundation in the Kyrgyz Republic, discussed how the WE CARE Project contributes to the Kyrgyz government's Education Development Strategy 2020-2040.

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