Press Release The “Roza Otunbayeva Initiative” International Public Foundation launches the “Ustat” mentoring project

April 5, 2013, 06:00

The "Roza Otunbayeva Initiative" International Public Foundation in cooperation with the National Democratic Institute has launched the “Ustat” mentoring project for young women. 

We are proud that, at the highest levels of power, an entire constellation of women leaders, members of parliament and the government, as well as the heads of leading government agencies and institutions is at work and in action. 

They have knowledge and experience in social and political management as well as life experience and are ready to share this with young women, whose efforts are aimed at service to their homeland. 

The purpose of the "Ustat" project is aimed the capacity-building of young women in public and political administration, by providing leadership skills, critical thinking skills, and experience in policy and decision-making concerning political, public and state construction through the encouraging of young, capable and women with a desire for self-realization. This will be achieved through the active cooperation between women instructors (Mentors) and young professional women (Mentees). 

The project is open to all young women, 25 to 35 years old, Kyrgyzstani citizens currently living and/or working in Bishkek, which aspire for personal and professional development. 30 participants will be selected from among the applicants. Project participants will have an opportunity to gain new experiences, engage in self-realization, master communication skills, as well as cooperate with interesting people and expand their network of contacts. 

Prominent and successful women in the professional field, as well as those holding high positions in the judiciary, ministries and departments, public organizations, cultural figures are invited to participate in the "Ustat" project as Mentors. 

Meetings with Mentors, workshops, trainings and other interesting activities are planned for Mentees.




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