Bishkek will host the second annual Festival of Education, this year directed towards reviving interest in the technical professions, developing scientific and technical creativity in children and sustaining traditional ecological wisdom

March 13, 2014, 06:00

On April 26-27, 2014, the city of Bishkek will host the second Festival of Education, organized by the Roza Otunbayeva Initiative in cooperation with the Kyrgyz State Technical University (kSTU), the Ministry of Education and Science, Agency for Vocational Education under the Ministry of Youth, Labor and Migration, City of Bishkek, Christensen Fund and the National Commission for UNESCO in the Kyrgyz Republic.

The first Festival of Education (May 18-19, 2013, also in Bishkek) saw strong interest from visitors, exhibitors and partners in having similar events become a Bishkek tradition.

In light of this and the high demand for technical specialists in the country, a second Festival of Education (April 26-27) was designed emphasizing the development of scientific and technical creativity among children and young people as well as publicizing opportunities in the fields of engineering, vocational and information and communication technology education in Kyrgyzstan. Special attention will also be paid to promoting knowledge and education in the fields of bio-cultural diversity and the dissemination of traditional ecological wisdom.

This year’s Festival will surprise visitors with both its geographical spread throughout the city and the scope and variety of its activities!

First day of the Festival (KTSU): Presentations from the defense project “We – Intellectuals of the 21st Century” regional competition winners (Part of the Scientific and Technical Olympics organized by the Altyn Tuyun Republican Children’s Engineering Academy); tours of KSTU and its laboratories; physics, chemistry, AvtoDela, computer science, energy arts and crafts, cooking, children’s ecology and mechanics experiments and demonstrations; an exhibition of technical creativity showcasing important scientific, technical and environmental advances.

Second day of the Festival: Simultaneous events will be held in Old Square, Oak Park gallery, State Historical Museum and the Seytek National Center for Children and Youth.

Festival guests will be able to attend the Fair of Educational Services, interact with representatives of various children’s and youth centers, schools, clubs and studios, visit and flea market of educational games, furniture and clothing for children, an exhibition by local vocational schools called “City of Masters” and the “Unclassified” exhibition of fair merchandise.

For two days, city residents and visitors will be able to visit educational exhibits, workshops, quizzes, contests, concerts and sporting events.

We cordially invite all interested organizations and media bodies to cooperate with us on organizing the Second Festival of Education!

Festival of Education Organizing Committee:

Roza Otunbayeva Initiative International Public Foundation

For general questions:

Assistant coordinator, Aizada Urgunalieva

Tel.: +996 (312) 66-03-86

Mob. tel.: +996 550 32-88-99


For media:

PR Manager, Adelphia Amankulova

Tel.: +996 (312) 66-03-86 +996 551 77-26-67


For registration of educational services at the Fair:

Organizer, Kanykei Kaparbek kyzy

Mob.: +996 555 00-60-03