Primary Education Project


Duration: September 2006 – February 2012
Partners: Macedonian Civic Education Center and FHI Development 360 LLC (FHI 360)
Donors: United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the FHI 360 in partnership with the University of Indiana, the Macedonian Civic Education Center (MCEC) and other local NGOs and private companies. In addition, FHI 360 had partnerships with a variety of national and multi-national corporations that had strong education programs.

Objectives: The Primary Education Project (PEP) sought to improve the quality of instruction and increase employment skills in youth. The project aimed to: improve teaching and learning to enable students to acquire critical thinking skills; increase access to and use of modern computer and Internet technologies to help students succeed in the job market; help schools improve their learning environments while renovating their buildings to stimulate learning and creativity; work with educators and the Ministry of Education and Science to develop quality digital learning materials to enable active inquiry-based learning; improve math and science education by improving curricula and teaching methods and improve school-based assessment to stimulate and reinforce quality learning. Under this project MCEC was responsible for management of the Component: Improve School-based Assessment and also for providing local support to Indiana University which was responsible for management of the component: Improve Math and Science Education.

• 433 schools involved in project activities;
• 16550 teachers and 973 school officials trained during the life scope of the project;
• 288400 copies of educational and promotional materials distributed to beneficiaries;
• 359 schools received technical equipment to enable better learning processes;
• 130 schools renovated to improve the learning environment and improve energy efficiency.