You are here

You are here

  • With new books that explain how they can help protect the environment, young students can improve their reading skills while learning practical ways to reduce their carbon footprint on the planet.
    AKDN / Christopher Wilton-Steer
University of Central Asia
Reading and caring for the environment

The University of Central Asia (UCA) and the United States Agency for International Development “Read with Me” (USAID RWM) project are working together to help bring informational books on protecting the environment into primary grade classrooms in Tajikistan. The books are meant to help improve student’s reading achievements while making them more aware of how they can help protect their planet from the effects of climate change and pollution. UCA’s Earth and Environmental Sciences students and faculty are assisting with the content to make it engaging and relevant to the young readers.

The UCA-USAID partnership is also looking at ways to involve UCA students in promoting mobile and other educational technologies in schools, organising out-of school events in the community to improve reading skills, sharing best practices between UCA faculty and USAID “Read with Me” specialists and trainers in Khorog, and engaging UCA students in internships as part of the University’s cooperative education programme.