At the beginning of this year, within the framework of the M-STAR project, to improve qualifications of the teaching staff of the madrassas was organized an analysis of the needs. Based on the results of the analysis, the topics of trainings were defined and the training program was drawn up. According to the schedule of the training program from May 22 to May 24 in the cities of Bishkek and Osh, organized training on "Management and financial accounting." To this training had participated the directors of the madrasahs, selected in the framework of the M-STAR project. According to the participants, the training was interesting, and they were able to get new knowledge.
In May 2018, in the southern region of the republic, Osh, Jalal-Abad and Batken oblasts, PF "AVEP" in the framework of the "M-STAR" project enrolled English language courses in selected 7 madrassas. For the teaching of English, 10 students were selected from each madrasah, with a total of 70 students.
From 19th April to 20th April 2018 a management of Helvetas Swiss Intercoopera-tion in Kyrgyzstan precisely a country director of Helvetas Kyrgyzstan and a coordi-nator for Central Asia have visited some of the project activities implemented in the framework of G-STAR project in Chui and Issyk-Kul oblasts. The project manager from Public fund AVEP has accompanied the team during a whole field visit. During the visit, they met with the G-STAR-assisted construction brigades and got acquaint-ed with their achievements and plans. Moreover, they visited Association of Masters for Energy-efficient technologies and Construction (AMETiS) main office in Issyk-Kul oblast. In general, the organized visit was very informative and the team got more overview of the project activities and achievements implemented by AVEP in Chui oblast.
On April 17-18, 2018, in Osh the PF "AVEP "within the framework of the M-STAR project held a seminar where were developed the training modules on the specialty of furniture manufacturing. To this seminar attended partners of the project, the PF DANIDA and specialist on furniture manufacturing. During the seminar experts shared with their ideas on development of modules, and identified the necessary topics and equipment.
Leaders of farmers' groups, under the "KARAGAT +" program, passed a training on gardening. Participants received skills and practical knowledge on correct pruning, budding, grafting of trees, etc.
Participants of the training consider that if at least one member of the family has these knowledges, than other members can learn skills from him. Participants said that gardening brings the main income of the family, so they need to have these skills.
- Employees of AMETiS and CEEBA improved their knowledge and skills in facilitating communities and promoting their services
- Defined the profession for which M-STAR project will teach students
- Identified partner madrassahs within the framework of M-STAR project
- Employees of the US embassy got acquainted with the results of training