A Brighter Future in Georgia.

Georgia Primary Education Project

Project Dates: September 2011 - March 2018
To improve primary school students’ performance in reading and math, Georgian and ethnic minority schools must develop stronger instructional materials and transform approaches to teaching.

Today’s students are tomorrow’s leaders. Guided by this tenet, the USAID Georgia Primary Education project aligns 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 works in collaboration with the ministry to strengthen teachers’ capabilities and create and distribute supplementary instructional materials. In addition, the project is developing 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 are becoming 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 is also introducing business skills coursework in primary school classrooms to support real-world application of reading and math skills.

Project Goals


  • Improve reading and math instruction for students in grades 1-6, including for ethnic minority students
  • Strengthen reading and math delivery in Georgia’s primary education system
  • Enhance community and public engagement, accountability, and transparency in Georgian schools
  • Prepare the next generation of entrepreneurs by introducing a business skills curriculum for students

Our Impact Opening Doors for Students in Georgia

Primary school teachers across Georgia are learning new ways to teach reading and math, opening doors for their students’ futures.

Today’s students are tomorrow’s leaders. Guided by this tenet, the USAID Georgia Primary Education project aligns 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 works in collaboration with the ministry to strengthen teachers’ capabilities and…

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Our Impact The Science of Stories

Children’s literature can spark a lifetime of reading and learning. In Georgia, Chemonics and USAID are using groundbreaking software to fine-tune hundreds of children’s stories and put students on the path to success.

Today’s students are tomorrow’s leaders. Guided by this tenet, the USAID Georgia Primary Education project aligns 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 works in collaboration with the ministry to strengthen teachers’ capabilities and…

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