Mentor training for “Girls in Science” project took place

September 14, 2021, 10:45

Training for mentors of the "Girls in Science" project took place in Bishkek today, 14 September 2021.


UNICEF Programme Manager, Nora Suyunalieva; "Girls in Science" project coordinator Roza Kayikova; "Girls in Science" project expert, Anipa Usupkojoeva, took part in the event


Roza Kayıkova, Girls in Science project coordinator, addressed the participants with an introductory speech. She spoke about the objectives of the project and thanked the mentors for their willingness to contribute to girls' development.


UNICEF Programme Manager Nora Suyunalieva spoke to the mentors about the goals of the project and why it is necessary to build girls' capacity in STEM.


Anipa Usupkojoeva, expert of the Girls in Science project, gave the presentation on 'Mentor-Mentee Interaction'.


Diana Dankanaeva, School No. 96 11th grader, spoke about positive results of work with her mentor, Nazgul Janybayeva.


We have to recall during the first and second stages of the mentorship program for "Girls in Science", 113 mentors were selected and trained, and they actively worked with mentees for five months. The mentors held regular meetings with the project participants, worked on ineffective and stereotypical attitudes of the mentee, and developed a culture of communication and social behaviour.


Successful and progressive women from Kyrgyz business associations, and STEM professions, were also selected for the third stage of the mentoring programme.


The goal of the mentoring programme is to build an effective education system focused on the involvement of girls in STEM education and a patriotic upbringing.


Within the "Girls in Science" project (2021-2022),150 mentors and 2,600 girls from pilot schools in Bishkek, Alamedin and Sokuluk districts of the Chui region, and Osh and Kara-Suu districts of the Osh region, were selected. Each mentor will be assigned a group of 7th to 10th grade girls from schools in Bishkek, Osh and the Chui regions.