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HELVETAS, Agricultural Skills Training in Rural Areas (A - STAR) Project

Project duration (start/ end):
01/2010 - 12/2012

Budget / year (in Euro): 

Development cooperation delivery mode
Technical assistance

Project cooperation / implementation partners
MLEM and selected rural vocational schools, non-governmental rural training providers, MinFin

Geographical scope: 
Talas region, Chuj region, Yssyk-Kul region.

Target groups
Young adult farmers and rural entrepreneurs, teachers

System and standards development
Piloting of system for multi-source co-financing and local ownership of vocational training (KOJO)

Staff development
Technical and methodological training and coaching of rural teachers, Curriculum/ module development seminars with staff of SAVET, school management and teachers

Infrastructure development
Small investment projects for improving the teaching quality (school defines priorities, receives Som 10’000 / student)

Management development
Tailor-made training/ coaching/ advice of school management on demand, involvement of MLEM/ AVET in key workshops

Curriculum development and revision
Participatory development of curricula and modules (according to ILO methodology), Methodological/ didactical training and coaching of teachers

Textbook & teaching material development
Provision of books, software etc to school libraries and development of additional textbooks/ brochures for the modules

Linking VESD with labour markets/ employers/ the public
Involvement of farmers/ agric. employers into monitoring and supervising the use of funds and training quality through KOJO approach, Potentially support to regional platform of SAVET

Cross-cutting issues
Collection of gender segregated data, Capacity building of staff and partners in inter-cultural communication.

Contact person
Maksat Abdykaparov or Tolkun Monoldor kyzy

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Web: www.helvetas.kg and www.kojo.kg 

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