“Roza Otunbayeva Initiative” International Public Foundation took part in the International Scientific and Practical Conference on Preschool Education in Uzbekistan

April 28, 2022, 09:25

“Roza Otunbayeva Initiative” IPF took part in the International Scientific-Practical Conference on "Education of Preschool Children Based on Traditional Spiritual and Moral Values of the Central Asian Region".

On April 26-27, 2022, Republic of Uzbekistan hosted the International scientific-practical conference "Education of Preschool Children Based on Traditional Spiritual and Moral Values of the Peoples of Central Asia", organized by the International Pedagogical Academy of Preschool Education (IPAPE) and the Association for Quality Development of Preschool Education (AQDPO). The Scientific-Practical Conference brought together educators, teachers, preschool supervisors, specialists and heads of educational institutions, practitioners and experts, in the field of preschool education, and childhood researchers in Central Asian region.

The goal of the conference was to present and share the best practices and experiences, as well as to discuss the topic of traditional spiritual and moral education of preschool children in the professional community, taking into account regional features and preserving national identity in the Central Asian region.

The objectives of the conference include identifying effective practices for strengthening children's morality, respect for traditions, and values based on the features of the Central Asian region and improving the qualifications of teachers and kindergarten teachers on the topic of moral education of preschool children.

Arstanbek Sagyntay uulu, coordinator of the "Development Centers on Jailoo" of project of ROI IPF, spoke about the activities, goals and results of the project, as well as about the elements of ethno-pedagogy, and traditional knowledge, which are included in the program. The issues of educating children on the basis of traditional spiritual and moral values are directly related to the theme of our project: "Development Centers on Jailoo”. The centers are organized in yurts, and the curriculum includes many elements of ethno-pedagogy: national games, folklore, acquaintance with national applied arts, the "Chest of Knowledge" methodological guidebook, and national cuisine. 

For reference: Since 2014, in eight years of operation, the “Development Centers on Jailoo” project has reached more than 16,300 children, 6,200 parents, and 1,400 teachers living in the mountainous regions of Kyrgyzstan.

In order to increase climate resilience, preserve the natural heritage and celebrate the International Year of Sustainable Mountain Development, the President of the Kyrgyz Republic, Sadyr Japarov declared 2022 as the "Year of Mountain Ecosystems Protection and Climate Resilience". In this regard, in the summer season of 2022, we plan to strengthen our work and open about 100 Development Centers on Jailoo throughout the country.