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Dear all, This article below cites: "the American consultancy firm Creative Associates International Incorporated (CAII) recently won the USAID bid to revamp Iraqi education, including the rewriting of textbooks, to the tune of $65 million." Here is more from US AID on this issue: Awarded to Creative Associates International, Inc., of Washington, D.C., on April 11, 2003. Contract calls for: increased enrollment and improved quality of primary and secondary education, including ensuring classrooms have sufficient material by start of new school year (i.e., desks, computers, pencils, paper); facilitation of community involvement and other social mobilization to retain students; and development of baseline indicators. Award - $1 million initially, up to $62.6 million over 12 months. Going to the Creative Associates International, Inc. site (http://www.caii.net/), there is information on CAII involvement not only in Iraq, but also in Jordan, Morocco, Lebanon, and Afghanistan. (!!!) Here is one of the key statements from CAII: "Creative Associates will lead an alliance of partners on the RISE Project which aims to provide rapid distribution of school materials, equipment, and supplies in Iraq." The key is the phrase: "School Materials". See: http://www.caii.net/News/Iraq_news.htm for more info Does anyone have additional info on this? -Rania |-----Original Message----- |From: email@example.com [mailto:casi-discuss- |firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of email@example.com |Sent: Tuesday, August 19, 2003 12:38 AM |To: firstname.lastname@example.org |Cc: NIPGtalk@yahoogroups.com |Subject: [casi] rewriting textbooks for Iraq | |I got this from info@electronicIntifada.net. I leave some portions out to |reduce length. | |**************** |ANALYSIS & VIEWS |**************** | |(7) Curricular and extra-curricular battles | |By Joseph Massad | |Al-Ahram Weekly |14-20 August 2003 | |http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2003/651/op20.htm | _______________________________________________ Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss To contact the list manager, email email@example.com All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk