Project Coordinator of the Branch of the German Caritas Association in Tajikistan (Caritas Germany) Subhon Ashurov and Director of the State Institution “Educational-Methodical and Education Quality Monitoring Center” of the Ministry of Labor, Migration and Employment of the Population of the Republic of Tajikistan Abduqodir Musoev along with other representatives attended the handover ceremony of 1150 textbooks donated to basic vocational training institutions in Tajikistan.

The assistance, which includes 6 titles of textbooks in the subjects of “Garment design”, “Computer graphics”, “Modelling and decoration of clothes”, “Material science of garment manufacture”, “Structure of personal computer” and “Vocational training methods”, was aimed at improving the quality of education in basic vocational training institutions in Tajikistan with a special focus on the students with disabilities and orphan students.

Mr. Abduqodir Musoev expressed appreciation to Caritas Germany, adding that the donated textbooks would be mainly distributed to Special vocational lyceum for persons with disabilities in Dushanbe and its branches in different cities and districts as well as those basic vocational training institutions where orphans study. According to him, there are 62 basic vocational training institutions in Tajikistan covering 22336 students, 200 of which are students with disabilities and 1180 are orphans and half-orphans. The abovementioned institutions train specialists in 14 areas, including economics, engineering and technology, transport, radioelectronics, energetics, chemical industry, light industry, mining industry, architecture and construction, agriculture, etc.

It should be noted that the textbooks were provided within the framework of the project on “Enhancing Professional Training System and Previously Established Structures in Community-Based Rehabilitation in Tajikistan”, which is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and implemented by Caritas Germany in close cooperation with the Ministry of Health and Social Protection of the Population of the Republic of Tajikistan, Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Tajikistan and Ministry of Labor, Migration and Employment of the Population of the Republic of Tajikistan. This is one of many Caritas Germany’s projects in Tajikistan designed to improve persons with disabilities’ quality of life through the development of social work, creation of vocational training opportunities and undertaking incomegenerating activities.

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