5, Sechenova St.
The project was launched, with the approval of the Ministry of Education, in 1997 to strengthen the teaching of the humanities at the undergraduate level in universities in Central Asia. In partnership with several universities in Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan, the project will develop and test a curriculum that will "orient students to cultural pluralism and the foundations of civil society in traditional culture." The curriculum will focus on:
- Human diversity and human ideals;
- Individuality and responsibility to community, society and the environment;
- Understanding cultural creativity and decline;
- Culture, innovation and applied reason;
- Art and the human condition; and
- The relationship between the oral and the written tradition.
When it is completed, the curriculum will be required for all undergraduates.
The project is part of a larger initiative of the Aga Khan Development Network, which includes other components that focus on English language instruction and economics.
Last updated: November 1998
A print version of much of the information contained in this Central Asian Third Sector Organizations section can be found in Civil Society in Central Asia (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1999).