The Roza Otunbaeva Initiative Foundation and the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) are continuing their collaborationOctober 25, 2023, 09:57
On October 24th, Roza Kaiykova, Executive
Director of the Roza Otunbaeva Initiative Foundation, met with Mehmet Bodur,
the new Program Coordinator of the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency
During the meeting, Roza Kaiykova introduced the
Turkish partners to the Foundation's activities and the projects it has
Since 2014, the Foundation has been closely
working with the Turkish World Union of Municipalities (TDBB) and TIKA to
organize exchange visits for teachers from schools and kindergartens as well as
organizers of "Development Centers on Jailoo." Over the nine years of
this project, it has reached more than 18,800 children, 6,500 parents, and
1,700 teachers. These exchange visits have provided preschool teachers in
Kyrgyzstan with valuable opportunities to enhance their qualifications and
learn new advanced teaching methods and child development techniques. The first
trip took place in 2016, and approximately 70 teachers from Kyrgyzstan have
since expanded and enriched their pedagogical experience, also immersing
themselves in the rich culture and history of Turkey.
The Foundation maintains close contact with the
teachers and educators who participated in these exchange programs, monitoring
the application of the knowledge and experience gained in their practices.
Almost all of these teachers continue to work during the summer as educators
and teachers in our kindergartens on Jailoo. It is noteworthy that nearly 80
percent of the participants in these exchange visits experienced their first
educational trip abroad in Turkey.
Mr. Mehmet Bodur expressed his interest in
further collaboration and presented his vision for the partnership. Plans for
cooperation and the provision of additional materials on the Foundation's
projects were discussed during the meeting. After reviewing the projects
implemented by the Foundation, Mr. Mehmet Bodur expressed his intention to
visit the Foundation's office and familiarize himself with its activities.
We look forward to continued fruitful
The Foundation's initiative, "Poetry
Evenings," aims to support both established and emerging poets, fostering
cultural and educational activities for the citizens and guests of the capital.