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Community Development Education Regional Development
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Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI)
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Mar 11, 2011
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Mar 11, 2011
Feb 18, 2011
Feb 18, 2011
Apr 10, 2011
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The Office of the Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI), located in the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, announces an open competition for applications to partner with an existing grantee to complete Phase III of a national project, Establishing Student Councils, in Yemen. This final phase of the project involves full adoption of the student councils model by Yemeni education officials at both the local and national levels and the establishment of new councils in the remaining governorates. This project reinforces civic education by giving students practical experience with the principles of transparency, democracy, civic responsibility, and political participation. The project, Establishing Student Councils, exposes students to democratic approaches and principles of participation, respect for diversity, tolerance, and political processes. The successful applicant must show capacity to replicate an existing model for high school-based student councils currently underway in Yemen. Given the important role parent councils play in school administration, the selected applicant will also support the creation of parent councils in schools without them and strengthen existing parent councils. The selected applicant must work side-by-side in a non-financial partnership with the existing grantee, the Academy for Educational Development (AED), for implementation of a national expansion of the project, Establishing Student Councils, which has been under implementation since 2007. The selected applicant will expand the project to a critical mass of schools in each of the following governorates: Sayoun, Hadhramout, Al-Mahrah, Al-Baidha, Abyan, Lahj, Aden, Al-Dhaleh, Dhamar, Rayma, Al-Mahwit, Hajjah. As phase III implementation has begun, AED is currently establishing student and parent councils in ten schools within one district of the governorate of Aden. The selected applicant will target additional districts in the governorate of Aden. At this time security concerns have prevented the projects expansion to Sa'adah, and Al-Jawf. Special consideration will be given to applicants who demonstrate the ability to expand the project to these governorates.
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education - Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education - Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education - Private institutions of higher education - For profit organizations other than small businesses - Small businesses - Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility
Eligible applicants include any registered U.S. or foreign non-profit organization; non-governmental organization; private institution; and institutions of higher education. All applicants, except local Yemeni organizations, must currently be registered as a foreign organization with Yemen's Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation (MOPIC). Without this registration foreign organizations cannot operate legally in Yemen.