Central Asian states have been experiencing a visible decline in the quality of learning since independence, observers warn. Early intervention is key to reversing the trend.
Uzbek students are looking forward to the opportunity to receive American education without leaving Uzbekistan.
The American Councils for International Education, which previously operated in Uzbekistan, has become the first US-based NGO to be accredited in the country in more than a decade.
Starting this academic year, a number of Astana schools will use the Latin alphabet to teach the Kazakh language, say officials.
'Not one child should go without an education,' the organisers say.
The World Bank is helping the Kyrgyz government ensure safer school buildings in the face of earthquakes and other climate related natural disasters.
A programme to translate 100 internationally recognised textbooks into the Kazakh language will help shape a new generation of young scholars, officials say.
The World Bank is supporting Uzbekistan's effort to invest in preschool education, which has significant, long-lasting social and economic benefits for children, their families and society at large.
The Atyrau provincial government is keeping an eye on kindergartens that appear to be pushing non-secular education, and potentially religious extremism, on their pupils.
International donors are helping Kyrgyzstan improve the educational environment in schools nationwide, project co-ordinators say.