- Program Civil Society
- Program Area Special Initiatives
- Grant Amount $150,000
- Grant Period April 1, 2010–March 31, 2012
- Location Chisinau, Moldova
- Geographic Focus Moldova
About this grant
The program goal is to extend the model of community schools in Moldova. Project activities will focus on further developing the nationwide community school network by developing the capacity of schools to improve community-based learning and catalyze local development initiatives. Step by Step Moldova will seek to expand the network by linking with national education reforms aimed at decentralizing decisionmaking. It will widely advocate for greater recognition of community schools as valuable community institutions, using case studies of effective community partnerships which have addressed both learning and development needs. In 2007-2010, the grantee increased the number of community schools from 22 to 49, trained over 1,500 school stakeholders in relevant practice, and developed a team of nearly 40 mentors and trainers to work with schools and communities on their partnership activities. Step by Step Moldova has promoted democratic change in Moldova’s education system since 1994.