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UK Government decides to roll out complementary project with UNICEF in Issyk-Kul, Chui regions after positive impact in southern Kyrgyzstan

June 27, 2014

Through the large-scale Equity programme, in partnership with UNICEF, Department for International Development (DFID) funding has enabled nearly 5000 children to receive early learning opportunities at 61 new community-based kindergartens in Osh, Jalal-Abad and Batken regions, British Ambassador Judith Farnworth said at the Queen's Birthday Party in Bishkek.

23 youth centres were funded where more than 14000 young people so far have received training on income generation, peace-building and civic education. "The impact has been so positive that our Conflict Pool has decided to roll out a complementary project with UNICEF in Issyk-Kul and Chui oblasts," the Ambassador said.

Conflict Pool is also funding an excellent initiative delivered by the Aga Khan Network in Naryn oblast, through which: seven irrigation canals are being rehabilitated, improving the lives of over 12000 inhabitants in 10 villages; local farmers have learned efficient use of water resources; and innovative experiments to improve harvests with reduced water usage have been piloted, Ambassador Farnworth stressed.

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Source: AKIpress News Agency (Kyrgyz Republic)

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