In Guatemala, FHI 360 is improving the quality and relevance of education for students across the education spectrum. Through the Advance program, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development, we are building the capacity of higher education institutions to provide high-quality, market-relevant technical education. The program strengthens curriculum, teacher professional development, career services, and recruitment and admissions in select institutions, while also providing scholarships to promising disadvantaged students.
FHI 360 implements the Secondary Education Quality Improvement Program, funded by the Millennium Challenge Corporation, to improve the quality and relevance of lower secondary school and ensure that students graduate and are prepared for the labor market. In partnership with the government agency PRONACOM and the Ministry of Education, we are strengthening professional development programs for teachers, directors and ministry advisors; developing learning communities and education networks for families, teachers and students; and building ministry capacity in data-driven decision-making to support the sustainability of reforms.
Through this project, FHI 360 is incorporating our experience with Active Schools to support teacher pedagogy, empower teachers through their participation in peer-learning communities and encourage the involvement of multiple education stakeholders.
In the past, FHI 360 has provided technical support to improve nutrition and food security, particularly for children under 5 years of age. We have also designed evidence-based interventions, strengthened links between agriculture and nutrition activities and advised on program costing to assist the government in achieving its national nutrition objectives.