The objective the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) Grant for Early Childhood Education Project is “to improve emergent literacy and numeracy outcomes for children at the nursery level and primary Grade 1 in hinterland regions and targeted remote riverine areas.”

This objective would be achieved through the implementation of four project components:

  1. Capacity Building for Nursery and Grade 1 Teachers in Hinterland Regions and Targeted Remote Riverine Areas;
  2. Provision of Early Childhood Education Resource Kits to all Nursery and Grade 1 Classes in Hinterland Regions and Targeted Remote Riverine Areas;
  3. Parental/Caregiver Education; and
  4. Implementation Support, Administration and M&E

Project beneficiaries are children attending the two years of nursery education and Grade 1, aged 3 1⁄2 - 7, living in the hinterland regions (Regions 1, 7, 8 and 9) and riverine areas (located in Regions 2, 3, 5, 6 and 10). This comprises about 8,000 children in these three grades each year, and their families. In addition, approximately 440 nursery and Grade 1 teachers would benefit from improved working conditions and training. Several thousand parents and caregivers in these geographic areas would also benefit from education tailored for them.

The project will be implemented in Hinterland Regions 1, 7, 8, 9, home to the country’s indigenous, Amerindian populations. Component 1 of the project would finance in-service teacher training for all nursery and Grade 1 teachers in Regions 1, 7, 8 and 9. Component 2 of the project would finance the procurement and distribution of ECE Resource Kits to all nursery and grade 1 classes in Regions 1, 7, 8 and 9. As part of the training program described in Component 1, teachers would receive hands-on training in the use of these kits. Component 3 will focus on Parent/Caregiver Education and will finance technical assistance for the design of the parent/caregiver training, training of trainers, development of learning materials for parents/caregivers and children, as well as survey parents to obtain feedback for future training activities.

The primary stakeholders of the project in the Hinterland Regions are the nursery school and Grade 1 of primary schools teachers, students and their families/parents as well as the Ministry of Education. In addition, the following stakeholders will also likely benefit the: Regional Democratic Council; Regional Education Officers; District Education Officers; Village Councils; Community Development Officers who report to Ministry of Amerindian Affairs.

Click to download the entire pproject plan in pdf: icon Amerindian Peoples Plan - APP - For Guyana Early Childhood Education - ECE - Project V5 - July 1, 2014 (218.17 kB)