2019 - December
Regional Institute of Central Asia (RICA) held the first information conference on December 6, 2019, as part of the project “Improving the competencies of young girls from rural areas of Kyrgyzstan through STEM training (science, technology, engineering and mathematics)” with the support of the Canadian Foundation for Local Initiatives. The project is aimed at teaching through STEM the methodology and technology the young girls from rural areas of the Issyk-Kul region, as well as improving the skills of secondary school teachers in the application of these methods in teaching.
During the conference, experienced experts and trainers explained the participants about the role of education, the role of women in society, the effectiveness of education for different age groups. Along with this, there were also presentations on the development of women’s entrepreneurship, the concept of STEM and methods of its application in teaching. The conference was held in the format of active assimilation of material using interactive games. Teachers of mathematics, physics, biology, chemistry, computer science, TRIZ in secondary schools of the Issyk-Kul region and teachers of the Issyk-Kul State University, as well as regional representatives of state social protection bodies, employment centers and organizations supporting women issues were invited to the conference. Asylbek Zhodonbekov, Banur Abdieva, Perizat Suranova, Zhyldyz Rysbek kyzy were speakers and moderators.
Within the framework of the project, it is planned to conduct TOT, as well as pilot classes using new techniques in secondary schools, and to conduct STEM camps with young girls. This project was made possible thanks to the support of the Canadian Foundation for Local Initiatives.
The initiator of the project – the Regional Institute of Central Asia attracts experienced instructors, trainers, innovative teachers in order to generate interest in the application of STEM training, as well as pay attention to the education of girls and their support in professional development. RICA will make every effort for the fruitful implementation of this project and are ready to cooperate with interested organizations in solving the above problems.