U.S. Government Celebrates International Literacy Day in Tajikistan

Dushanbe, Tajikistan, September 28, 2022 – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in Tajikistan, in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Tajikistan, is celebrating International Literacy Day from September 20 to October 5 at five schools in the districts of Istaravshan, Fayzobod, Bokhtar, Hamadoni and Shugnon.

USAID Mission Director Peter Riley stated at the event on September 28 in Bokhtar that this annual 56th International Literacy Day is being celebrated worldwide under the theme “Transforming Literacy Learning Spaces.” This world-wide theme gives all concerned in Tajikistan an opportunity to focus on the importance of literacy learning spaces that promote a quality, equitable, and inclusive education. The five public events will include drawing and reading competitions as well as practical exercises on literacy and math.

The USAID Learn Together Activity is one of many assistance programs which improves learning outcomes for 80 percent of students in grades 1-4, particularly in reading comprehension, math, and critical thinking skills. The U.S. is a trusted partner of the Government of Tajikistan, and over the past 30 years has provided almost $2 billion to help strengthen socio-economics reforms, democratic institutions and growth in the country.

USAID is the world’s premier international development agency and a catalytic actor driving development results. For more information, visit the USAID/Tajikistan website: https://www.usaid.gov/tajikistan and the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/usembassy.dushanbe/