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USAID assists public schools
Initiative to improve
equipment, training
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The USAID launched a tender for a company to provide fully equipped science labs to 158 public schools. The deadline for submitting the tender files is on July 3.

The tender is part of the USAID-funded Developing Rehabilitation Assistance to Schools and Teacher Improvement (D-RASATI) program.

The five year program is implemented by the Education Development Center (EDC) with a total budget of $75 million. It focuses on improving the learning environment in public schools through infrastructure rehabilitation and equipment provision.

Public schools that will benefit from this project are divided into three geographic areas: 39 schools in South Lebanon and Nabatiyeh, 54 schools in North Lebanon and the northern part of Mount Lebanon, and 60 schools in Beirut, Bekaa, and southern Mount Lebanon.

The program also aims to increase learning opportunities through in-service teacher training and extra-curricular activities, and increasing community engagement in schools.

D-RASATI operates through a joint committee co-chaired by the USAID and representatives of the Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MoEHE).
Reported by Rania Ghanem
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Date Posted: Jul 01, 2013