The Parliament discussed the draft Law on Early Childhood Education and Care with UNICEF and partnersDUSHANBE, 22 April 2013 – The Parliament of Tajikistan together with UNICEF Country Office in Tajikistan, the Open Society Institute in Tajikistan and the Aga Khan Foundation conducted a 2-day workshop to discuss the draft Law on Early Childhood Education and Care, which was held on 18-19 April 2013 in Tajikistan’s Romit valley.
This workshop was attended by high-level officials from the Ministry of Education, Education departments from cities and districts of Tajikistan, Academy of Education and Teacher Training Institute. In addition, representatives from the Parliament, development partners and service providers participated at this workshop. Furthermore, Deputy Minister of Education of the Republic of Belarus Mr. Vasiliy Budkevich took an active part in the workshop, whereby he presented the results of the international expertise on the draft Law on Early Childhood Education and Care of Tajikistan and provided valuable recommendations on the improvement of the law.
The law on Early Childhood Education and Care will lay a foundation for strong national policy, legal, organisational, economic and social aspects of the early childhood education and care. It will also officially recognise and legalise the affordable and quality alternative early childhood education models UNICEF and other partners have been promoting. The continued collaboration between UNICEF, Ministry of Education, Parliament and development partners in this area will capitalise on critical opportunities and utilise proven, affordable and quality Early Childhood Education models to improve school readiness and children’s futures. “I strongly believe that with commitment from the Government and support from all development partners we can ensure that all children in Tajikistan grow and develop to their full potential”, said Ms. Laylee Moshiri, UNICEF Representative in Tajikistan.
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United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Tajikistan
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