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Decision on Best Municipal Proposals for Improving Pre-School Enrolment in May

Sarajevo, 29. March 2012. – UNICEF accepted 65 applications from municipalities following a Public Call for Proposals for programs which aim at increasing preschool education enrolment with a particular focus on rural areas and vulnerable families. The Commission for evaluations of the projects consist of 16 representatives of ministries of education at all levels, Ministry of Civil Affairs and District Brčko and additionally representatives from the UNICEF.

Due to large number of projects which have entered the evaluation procedure, the Commission will be given a month to evaluate the projects, thus the results of the Call for proposals can be expected in the first half of May. UNICEF will support the selected programmes and co-fund up to 80% of their total value, or up to 50.000 BAM.

The objectives of this Call for Proposals are to increase preschool education enrolment for children aged 3 to 6, and to create equal opportunities for preschool upbringing and education for all children.

In Bosnia and Herzegovina around 10% of children attend preschool education, predominantly in urban areas, which is the lowest coverage among neighbouring countries (comparing to Croatia and Serbia with around 45%, Macedonia with 23% and much below the OECD average of 77%).

Global research shows that pre-school education is extremely important to ensure children’s success in school and a best start in life. Economists also suggest that the allocation of resources for early childhood development and education makes the best return on investment.





Odluka o najboljim progamima za poboljšanje pristupa predškolskom odgoju i obrazovanju u maju-svibnju


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