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Cross-Border Vocational Education Program in Badakhshan


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Youth across Central Asia face limited employment opportunities, and as a result, there is increasing demand for high quality and relevant post-secondary vocational and technical education opportunities. This is especially true in the border regions of Tajikistan and Afghanistan where AKF USA, along with USAID, supports the University of Central Asia’s School of Professional and Continuing Education (SPCE) in Khorog, Tajikistan through the Cross-Border Vocational Education program in Badakhshan (CVEB).

CVEB delivers short vocational training courses for young men and women in the region and fosters cross border cooperation and job creation between Afghan and Tajik Badakhshan. CVEB also increases access to post-secondary education by providing scholarships for Afghans and Tajiks to take SPCE courses in Khorog, Tajikistan, and increases the quality of human resources in the region. The long-term impact of CVEB will be improved quality of professional and vocational teaching in the Badakhshan region, as well as increased cross-border cooperation between Afghanistan and Tajikistan. 


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