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Community Development in Ukraine Through Community School Programs

Ukrainian Step by Step Foundation

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Special Initiatives
  • Grant Amount $90,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2014–December 31, 2016
  • Location Kyiv, Ukraine
  • Geographic Focus Ukraine

About this grant

The program goal is to further extend and embed the model of community schools in Ukraine. The Ukrainian Step by Step Foundation has increased the number of schools that are operating under community school principles to over 800. In-service teacher training institutes in all 27 of Ukraine’s regions provide systematic support for this expansion through training curricula developed by the grantee. In 2014-2016, the grantee will shift focus from expansion to issues of sustainability and adoption of international quality standards and implementation of state-funded regional educational programs, which include community schools at their core. A grant increase will support training and assistance to community schools that are struggling to integrate children and their families that have been displaced due to the fighting in eastern Ukraine. The Ukrainian Step by Step Foundation was established in 1999 with the aim of facilitating educational development and innovative educational initiatives in Ukraine.