"Girls in Science" project participants have completed the National Testing preparation course

April 27, 2021, 09:27

On April 25, the training course for participants of the “Girls in Science” project, implemented by the “Roza Otunbayeva Initiative” International Public Foundation (ROI IPF) with the financial support of UNICEF, ended.

During the pastthree months, 190 students from 81 pilot schools in Bishkek and Osh cities, Chui and Kara-Suu districts were trained at the “SECOM” Educational Center.

A STEM winter school was organized for project participants at the Kyrgyz-German Technical Institute under Kyrgyz State Technical University named after Razzakov, where they learned more about STEM professions. As part of the STEM winter school, girls participated  in master classes and went on excursions to “ST art LTD” Publishing House,  "Dastan" OJSC, "ATA Ltd" LLC and other enterprises.

Online meetings were also organized with Kyrgyz engineers and programmers working in global companies to motivate girls as they prepare for the National Testing. Thus, the project participants met, listened to success stories and asked questions to Aizade Akbekova,  programmer of the largest European concern SAP in Germany; Aiza Tilebaeva, ZOOM engineer  in the USA; Harvard University student Aibilek Aldayarova;  Cholpon Abdyjaparova, Facebook Engineer in the UK; Aicholpon Makenova, Kumtor, Gold Company Engineer and Meerim Altynova, Gold Certificate holder.

Turdubayeva Guzel, Bishkek City Administration Education Department representative, attended the final meeting with the project participants and noted that the project provided a good opportunity for girls from 51 schools in Bishkek to fill in the gaps which occurred after online studies. “Many thanks to the “Roza Otunbayeva Initiative” Foundation. "Girls in Science" project has created a good opportunity for school girls, and we hope that soon we can loudly say that almost 100% of "Girls in Science" project participants have successfully passed exams and will now receive full scholarships to continue their studies”

According to Roza Kayikova, “Girls in Science” project coordinator, the “Girls in Science” project fully covered the costs of the National Testing preparation course. In private training, each student would have spent more than 17 thousand soms. “We trust in you and hope that you will earn the maximum points and will receivefull scholarships to the universities you selected in STEM areas. The project team tried to bring you closer to the professions of the future”said Roza Kayikova.

Aizirek Seidakunova, an 11th grade schoolgirl from #96 school in Bishkek, thanked the project organizers: "I learned a lot for myself, discovered a lot of knowledge that we did not receive at school. Now I set myself very high goals".

Anna Sizikova, mother of Veronika Sizikova, who also underwent training, noted the importance and timeliness of this project: “Thank you very much for this opportunity, thanks to the “Roza Otunbayeva Initiative” Foundation, the “Girls in Science” project, UNICEF and teachers for your work. I hope all the girls successfully pass their tests and obtain a good profession. I wish all parents good health and strength"

On behalf of the "Girls in Science" project of “Roza Otunbayeva Initiative” International Pubic Foundation, the participants received souvenirs (a shopper and a flash drive) as a keepsake.

The UNICEF “Girls in Science” Project is implemented by the “Roza Otunbayeva Initiative” International Public Foundation in partnership with American University in Central Asia (AUCA) Innovation College and the “Child Protection Center” Public Association.