Georgia Primary Education Project
Today’s students are tomorrow’s leaders. Guided by this tenet, the USAID Georgia Primary Education project aligned with USAID’s global education priorities and the Georgian Ministry of Education and Science’s national strategy to improve reading and math education for children in grades 1-6. The project worked in collaboration with the ministry to strengthen teachers’ capabilities and create and distribute supplementary instructional materials. In addition, the project developed a model of parental engagement and supporting the use of technology in Georgian and in minority-language schools. Through hands-on activities and professional development, primary school teachers became better education leaders and advocates, learning methods to improve reading and math outcomes for students. To bridge the gap between theory and application, the project also introduced business skills coursework in primary school classrooms to support real-world application of reading and math skills.