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Fostering Social Unity

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Fostering social unity through youth ethnic integration in education
Fostering social unity through youth ethnic integration in education
USAID's Youth Ethnic Integration Project

USAID is working with national and local governments, all primary and secondary schools, students, teachers, parents and community leaders to create opportunities to foster better inter-ethnic relationships among the country’s youth. Activities build capacity to implement multicultural, integrated education among preschool and school teachers, inspectors from the State Educational Inspectorate, counselors from the Bureau for the Development of Education, and pedagogical students. USAID is enabling outreach to and sport activities for students, parents, and community members in ethnically-mixed municipalities, and uses media to highlight the important role that youth of different backgrounds can play when working together to tackle challenges in their communities. USAID is helping the Ministry of Education and Science revise the civic education curriculum, standardize ways to engage students in school and community life, and promote student involvement in decision-making in their schools and municipalities. USAID co-finances the renovation of participating schools that demonstrate commitment and progress in promoting ethnic integration. USAID is building the capacity of frontline workers from government and civil society to protect the human rights of migrants and refugees and facilitate their access to legal assistance, counseling, and asylum.