U.S. CENTRAL ASIA EDUCATION FOUNDATION
Supporting the quality of - and affordable access to -
Western business know - how and practices in Central Asia
The Foundation’s Mission is to encourage and assist development and growth of a vibrant
open-market private business sector in Central Asia by: supporting the quality of – and affordable access to – Western business know-how and practices at selected institutions of higher learning in the region that have adopted Western curriculum and teaching methods; providing opportunities for educational, vocational, and cultural experience in countries that serve as positive examples of an open market economy operating within a democratic environment; and promoting other activities that will generate a favorable environment in Central Asia for private business to succeed and entrepreneurial spirit to thrive.
The Foundation’s Strategic Plan calls for its Mission to be initially executed through the following three programs:
A financial need-based undergraduate business education scholarship program for academically gifted students who, due to financial hardship, otherwise would not be able to pursue a university education.
A program for business faculty at selected universities in Central Asia to further develop their teaching skills, knowledge, and course curriculum; thereby benefiting current and future students who will be the region’s business leaders.
A program for select Enterprise Student Fellows to gain work experience within Central Asia, as well as educational, vocational, and cultural experience in the United States or other countries that serve as positive examples of democratic open-market economies.