Minister of Education and Science of Ra Levon Mkrtchyan received today the delegation, led by Mission Director of USAID Armenia Deborah Grieser.
Levon Mkrtchyan expressed his gratitude to USAID for supporting the RA education sector, particularly in the framework of reforms in the sphere of inclusive education.
According to him, the doors of inclusion should open wider, going beyond special education.
“For example, Syrian Armenian children find it hard today to integrate in Armenian schools, as there are differences in education programs, language and way of thinking. It is very important that those kids feel at home. The integration of national minorities is yet another significant issue,” Levon Mkrtchyan said.
In this context Minister of Education and Science attached special importance to the cooperation with Armenian Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs and Ministry of Healthcare for the implementation of joint projects and enhancement of inclusive education.
The meeting also featured USAID-financed Measure Evaluation program to be implemented in Armenia. The purpose of the project is capacity building of partner state governmental officials, child protection assessment, reforms on National guardian system. A team will be formed within the frames of the program, which will evaluate in the upcoming 2 years the reforms and programs implemented in the sphere of child protection.
An agreement was reached at the end of the meeting to hold regular discussions, aimed at elaborating further activities.