May 22, 2018 / E-news
In Mongolia, the Center for Citizenship Education is spreading the word on civic education with translated versions of the Center for Civic Education’s Foundations of Democracy as part of the LEAD Mongolia project! Two thousand one hundred copies of the textbook have been shared with two hundred forty two schools in the country. Funded by USAID, the project has also hosted teacher training as part of a partnership with the Institute of Teachers’ Professional Development.
Project Citizen (PC) is being implemented in sixty-six schools and eleven provinces, thanks to newly trained teachers who have introduced the program to approximately two thousand four hundred middle and high school students and almost two hundred students from Mongolian National University of Education. PC encourages students to identify problems in their communities that can be solved with student-proposed policy solutions. This year, the final PC competition was conducted at the President of Mongolia’s Citizen Hall and the President Battulga made a speech, then presented gifts (books) to every participant of the final showcase.
Due to the success of these projects in Mongolia, the Center for Citizenship Education has been invited to continue the project for another three years. They will continue to promote Project Citizen, as well as the Foundations of Democracy textbook. Working with the Center for Civic Education, the project will continue in expanding its professional development and civic education programs for students in Mongolia.