On February 12, 2019, a presentation on the launch of the M-STAR project in the southern regions of Kyrgyzstan was held at the Orto Asia Hotel in the city of Osh. The presentation was attended by the head of the education department of the Muftiyat Akimzhan Ergeshov, the head of the Southern Regional Office of the State Commission for Religious Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic Isakbay Murzabekov, representatives of PF AVEP, Directors of the Medrese and representatives of Kazyyat. During the presentation of the project, the results of the project for 2018 were discussed, and the participants also gave suggestions for improving the project’s activities.
The farmer group “Kut” (the group consists from 15 women) is one of the successful groups in the village of Baltabay of the Dzhety-Oguz district of the Issyk-Kul region.
In August 2018, in the framework of the project “Improving the living conditions and food security of rural women in Issyk-Kul oblast by promoting energy efficient equipment for drying fruits”, funded by the Finnish embassy in Astana, solar drying equipment was obtained. Members of the group, using drying equipment, dried fruit and berry crops.
PF "AVEP" continues the selection of madrasas for cooperation in the framework of the project "M-STAR"
From January 29 to February 13, 201, PF “AVEP”, together with the SAMK (Muftiat), visited religious institutions located in the northern and southern regions of the country to select the madrasas for cooperation in the framework of the M-STAR project. During the visit, meetings with the leadership of 15 madrasas were held and the current state of educational institutions was discussed. Following the visit, a list of potential madrasas for cooperation was compiled. At the end of February of this year, together with the State Commission for Religious Affairs and the SAMK, a final decision will be made on the choice of a madrasa to start a project activity.
On February 6, 2019, within the framework of the M-STAR project, a meeting was held between employees of PF AVEP and representatives of the US Embassy in Kyrgyzstan. In this meeting, the plan and main activities of the project for 2019 were discussed. For their part, representatives of AVEP presented the main achievements from 2014 to 2019, and plans for proposals for the M-STAR project. At the end of the meeting, the parties approved the project plan for 2019.
On December 18th AVEP organized a final conference of the “Green Skills Training in Rural Areas” Project. The conference held in Bishkek with the participation of the director of Helvetas Kyrgyzstan Anja De Beer and project manager Damira Raeva, the director of AVEP Nurlan Tokonov, the project beneficiaries and stakeholders. The purpose of the conference was to present a work done as of today, and participatory evaluation of the main interventions and achievements of the project so far. During the conference, stakeholders and beneficiaries had the opportunity of presenting and discussing their success stories which were viable thanks to the project.