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On Saturday, April 13th, the first day of the Seventh Festival of Education was held at the American University of Central Asia, an event that gathered more than five thousand people. This year, the Festival was organized by the International Public Foundation „Roza Otunbayeva Initiative“, the City Hall of Bishkek and AUCA, with the support of UNESCO, the Soros Foundation-Kyrgyzstan, the KICB Bank and numerous state-run, educational, private organizations, as well as the media.  In 2019, the festival’s first-day attendance record certainly surmounted that of previous years. Throughout the day, more than 5000 participants ranging from high school pupils, university students and teachers from Bishkek schools visited AUCA to take part in the Festival’s events, more than 400 heads of ...


SEVENTH EDUCATION FESTIVAL - 2019: “Digital generation of Kyrgyzstan: ICT and IT in Education” Day 1 - April 13th at AUCA; Day 2 - May 4th in the Bishkek city center (12 locations) ROUND TABLE "Information and communication technologies in education" 13 April 2019, AUCA At the 48th World Economic Forum in Davos (February 2019), it was announced that humanity is on the threshold of the fourth industrial revolution. It began at the turn of the millennium and has its foundation in the digital revolution. Its main features are mobile Internet, miniature production devices, artificial intelligence and self-learning machines. Our task is to prepare the new generation for the clever and advantageous use of information digital technologies. Otherwise, our youth will reside on the sidelines of life ...


Press release FO2019   The VII Education Festival will be held in Bishkek:  The Digital Generation of Kyrgyzstan: ICT in education and IT education   On April 13th and May 4th , the seventh Education Festival on the theme “The Digital Generation of Kyrgyzstan: ICT in Education and IT Education” will take place in Bishkek.   The first day of the "Festival of Education" - April 13th - will be spent on the AUCA Campus (American University of Central Asia) located in the Asanbai microdistrict, one of Central Asia's most modern universities equipped with the latest state of the arc design technologies.   The second day May 4th, will take place at our favorite location: on the main stage in front of the "Kurmanzhan Datka" monument. The festival site will stretch all the way to the National ...

From 5 to 28 April 2019 an interactive exhibition «Zhibek Jolu» (Silk Road) for children and their parents will be held at the G.Aytiev - Kyrgyz National Museum of Fine Arts, Bishkek

From 5 to 28 April 2019 an interactive exhibition “Zhibek Jolu” (Silk Road) for children and their parents will be held at the G. Aytiev - Kyrgyz National Museum of Fine Arts, Bishkek. The exhibitors are Kyrgyzstan and the embassies of the countries located along the Great Silk Road, which connected East and West through trade, cultural, scientific, religious and other exchanges during a long period of history.The embassies of Azerbaijan, Afghanistan, India, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, China, Mongolia, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, South Korea and Japan take part in the exhibition. During these days the visitors will have the opportunity to get acquainted with the culture, traditions and interesting facts from the life of the participating countries, and each country will have its own national day. The exhibition will show the goods transported ...

VII Education Festival will bring together guests very soon!

 Hello everyone! We have some outstanding news for you - we would like to inform you about the upcoming Seventh Festival of Education 2019 - "The digital generation of Kyrgyzstan”    The festival will be held on April 13, at one of the most acclaimed and advanced universities of our city - AUCA (American University of Central Asia), which is located in the Asanbay microdistrict.  The second festival day, May 4th, will take place at our favorite location: on the main stage in front of the "Kurmanzhan Datka" monument. The festival site will stretch all the way to the National Center for Children and Youth “ Seitek “and will be located on the territory of the Oak Park, the K. Bayalinov Republican Library for Children and Youth and in the Ch.Aytmatov Russian Drama ...

Kyrgyzstan’s former president, Roza Otunbayeva, discusses China, her successors, and regrets

The first woman to lead a Central Asian country discussed China, her successors’ rivalry, and regrets from her time in office.A former foreign minister and parliamentary deputy, Roza Otunbayeva helped push the unpopular Bakiyev family from power on a bloody day in April 2010. For the next 20 months, she was Kyrgyzstan’s interim leader. As she struggled to help Kyrgyzstan stand back on its feet, the country experienced the worst ethnic violence in a generation, the government seemed constantly on the verge of collapse, and heightened nationalist sentiments fueled protests almost daily outside her office. On December 1, 2011, Otunbayeva became the first leader of a Central Asian country to oversee a peaceful exchange of power.   Last week Otunbayeva was in New York to celebrate the life of one of Kyrgyzstan’s most famous sons – the ...

Ex-President Roza Otunbayeva and a group of experts from Kyrgyzstan met with Malaysian Prime Minister Mohathir Mohamed

From November 19 to November 23, 2018, the working visit of the ex-President of the Kyrgyz Republic R. Otunbayeva to Malaysia took place. As part of this trip, on November 23, a delegation of Kyrgyzstan led by Ex-President of the Kyrgyz Republic Roza Otunbayeva, the State Secretary of the Ministry of Economy A. Sharsheev and a group of experts from Kyrgyzstan met with the Prime Minister of Malaysia Mokhathir Mohamed.   The ex-President and the Prime Minister of Malaysia discussed the areas of possible bilateral cooperation between the countries for the development of political and economic relations. Mahathir Mohamed conveyed to the leadership of the Kyrgyz Republic the readiness of the Malaysian Government to share the best experience in the development of the digital economy, regional development, ...

The presentation of children's books on art will be held in the Great Hall of the National Philharmonic on December 17, 2018

Dear friends!   We invite you and your children to the presentation of children's books about art, which will be held in the Great Hall of the National Philharmonic on December 17 at 12:00.   The heroes of the books are our famous contemporaries - the composer Muratbek Begaliev from Kyrgyzstan, the rector of the Kyrgyz National Conservatory named after Moldobasanova, a violinist Aiman Musakhodzhaeva from Kazakhstan, a rector of the National University of Arts, an opera performer Ismail Dzhalilov from Uzbekistan, National Artist of the USSR, now a head of the department of operatic vocals of the Tashkent Conservatory, an artist Yuristanbek Shygaev, director of the National Museum of Fine Arts named after G. Aytiev.    Books will tell you about how a small child, carried away by art, goes after his dream, ...

A network of young women in natural science and technical specialties «Women in STEM» has been created in Kyrgyzstan

At a seminar which was held in Bishkek on November 22nd and 23rd , young women and girls of natural science, technical specialties created their network to exchange experience, scientific and technical information, and promote the role of women working in these areas. The seminar was held as part of the project “Empowering and enhancing the role of women in STEM, implemented by the “Roza Otunbayeva Initiative” Foundation, WPF, with financial support from the Democratic Commission of the U.S. Embassy in the Kyrgyz Republic.   Workshop participants has noted that Kyrgyzstan has experienced the lowest involvement of women in science and engineering over the years of independence. Although the number of technical faculties in the country has increased several times, but the number of girls studying at ...

A round table discussion was held on cooperation between local governments and active residents of the capital's new buildings

On November 19, 2018, in the framework of a joint project of UNFPA, UNICEF, and UNODC on social and gender equality and preventing conflicts in residential areas, a round table was held in the “Supara” ethno-complex to review the interaction between local authorities and active residents of residential areas to reduce social tensions, timely identify and resolve potential conflicts. This meeting provided a dialogue platform for representatives of the Bishkek City Hall, heads of municipal administrations of the capital's districts and municipal-territorial administrations to review the experience of interaction between local authorities and youth activists from pilot housing estates as part of a joint project of UNFPA, UNICEF and UNODC. The meeting was attended by the deputy of the Bishkek City Kenesh N. ...

Caravan of knowledge on eco-education for schoolchildren of the gymnasium 9

In the new school year, an environmental action "Caravan of knowledge on eco-education" was launched for schoolchildren in Bishkek which was organized by the Roza Otunbayeva Initiative International Public Foundation in cooperation with the Education Administration of the Bishkek City Hall within the framework of the “Think Globally, Act Locally: Increase Environmental Responsibility among Children and Youth” project. environmental responsibility among children and young people. "   The caravan started on November 15 at the gymnasium No. 9, where representatives of the eco-project met with 80 6th grade students and gave an interactive lecture-presentation for them with discussion on ecology. In the course of the Caravan, the children received answers to questions such as "how people harm the Nature", "how harmful an ...


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