With impressive economic growth rates and increased influence in the global economy, Asia’s human capital is one its greatest assets. Active in Asia since the early 1990s, Creative works with local partners to introduce evidence-based solutions that recognize that sustained development and prosperity across the diverse region requires equitable and quality education systems and greater access to economic opportunities.
From Kyrgyzstan to Cambodia and India to Timor-Leste, Creative has supported successful efforts to improve classroom curriculums, elevate teacher training, promote access to education and stem school dropout. Creative is a leader in education assessment, supporting governments to identify challenges and design sustainable and systemic solutions.
Recognizing the importance of skill-based education and livelihoods, Creative has also assessed technical and vocational education and training needs and worked with marginalized communities to boost entrepreneurship and connections to larger value chains to grow incomes.
Tajikistan: Engaging Communities to Counter Student Absenteeism
In rural Tajikistan, there is pressure for older children to stay at home to help their families. The Student Motivation Learning Program engages community and religious leaders to raise awareness about the need to stay in school, spreading the message that education is a shared responsibility. Learn more.
Tajikistan: Enrichment Programs Make Learning Fun
In Tajikistan, students are most likely to leave school after the 9th grade. To reverse that trend, the USAID Student Motivation Learning Program introduced an after-school Tutoring Program that makes learning fun and school a more desirable place to be. Learn more.
Tajikistan: Early Warning System Identifies At-Risk Students
Iskander was cutting class to hang out with his friends. His parents had no idea—that is, until the school adopted an Early Warning System to help monitor attendance, behavior and course performance. Learn more.
India: Empowering Teachers in Classrooms and Communities
The teachers knew their job was to instruct. But there was so much more they could be doing for their poor students in rural India. Through the USAID School Dropout Prevent Pilot, teachers learned how to assess student progress, identify at-risk youth and create a more engaging learning atmosphere. Learn more.
India: Engaging Communities to Counter Student Absenteeism
Educators were having trouble connecting with families of students who are at-risk of leaving school. To bridge the gap, the USAID School Dropout Prevention Pilot created “community champions.” Learn more.
India: Enrichment Programs Make Learning Fun
How do you entice children to come to school? Make learning fun. That was the principle underlining the USAID School Dropout Prevention Pilot’s Enrichment Program. Learn more.
India: Early Warning System Identifies Students At Risk of Dropout
In India’s poorest state of Bihar, too many children were missing too many days of school. Through the USAID School Dropout Prevention Pilot, an Early Warning System was developed to help teachers identify students who were at-risk, and strategize with families to get them back in the classroom. Learn more.
Timor-Leste: Keeping Children in School Also Means Focusing on Their Lives at Home
School-aged children have a lot of competition for their attention and too often the classroom has been on the losing end. The USAID School Dropout Prevention Pilot examined the home lives of at-risk students and works with educators and parents to devise solutions to keep children in school. Learn more.
Timor-Leste: Making School More Fun Boosts Student Attendance & Builds Self-confidence
For too long, schools have relied too much on “chalk and talk,” which led some students to lose interest and eventually skip class. Through the USAID School Dropout Prevention Pilot, educators are offering fun and interactive extra-curricular activities that draw students to school. Learn more.
Timor-Leste: Unique Early Warning System Alerts Parents & Community of At-Risk Students (English)
Timor-Leste has placed an emphasis on education, though reaching its goals is a challenge when too many children dropout. The USAID School Dropout Prevention Pilot developed an Early Warning System that alerts teachers, administrators and parents that a child is at-risk of not completing his/her studies. Learn more.
Cambodia: Computer Labs Entice At-Risk Students to Stay in School
Chronic absenteeism puts students at-risk of dropout. In Cambodia, educators and the government thought in-school computer labs would be a draw for students—and they were right. The USAID School Dropout Prevention Pilot’s computer labs program is a hit with students. Learn more.
Cambodia: Unique Early Warning System Alerts Parents & Community of At-Risk Students
The warning signs of a child who could eventually leave school are there. Identifying these risk factors and developing an intervention are keys to keeping children in the classroom. The USAID School Dropout Prevention Pilot’s Early Warning System delivers those tools to schools and communities. Learn more.
Cambodia: Pilot Project Encourages Students to Stay in School
In Cambodia, a number of factors keep children from attending school on a regular basis, which puts them at the greatest risk of dropping out. The USAID School Dropout Prevention Pilot champions the importance of education and regular attendance among children and their parents. Learn more.
- Pakistan – Reading ProjectPakistan is one of the few countries where illiteracy rates are actually increasing. Government statistics ...
- India – School Dropout Prevention Pilot ProgramNearly 16 percent of students in India leave after the fifth grade—the last year of ...
- Cambodia – School Dropout Prevention Pilot ProgramAlthough Cambodia has achieved a remarkably high net enrollment ratio for primary school, that rate ...