Communities engaged to improve learning


Ardian Thaci/FHI 360

Communities in Kosovo are coming together to transform traditional, under-resourced classrooms into contemporary,  learner-centered spaces designed to promote 21st-century skills and competencies. Through the Classroom Makeover initiative, parents and communities are provided low-cost supplies with a user-friendly guide for renovating classrooms. In turn, community members have contributed labor and building materials that cover more than 70 percent of the cost of the renovations. Classroom makeovers complement and reinforce other education reform efforts, which together have reached more than 20,000 educators and an estimated 300,000 students in the program’s first four years. The result is improved student engagement, an increased commitment by teachers and greater parental involvement, all of which are key to students’ success.

Funder: USAID Project: Kosovo Basic Education Program