From 6 to 7 August, within the framework of the M-STAR project, a training was held on interactive teaching methods for madrasah employees. The trainees got acquainted with the basics of interactive learning, the secrets of preparing for courses and their effective implementation, learned other useful tools. Interactive forms of classes in the form of mini-lectures, group discussions, business games, brainstorming made it possible to consolidate the acquired knowledge in practice. By the end of the training, the teachers were ready to use the new teaching methods.
On June 23, a training session for members of the evaluation team from the south with the participation of the director of the AVEP Foundation Tokonov Nurlan took place in the Bayan conference room. During this meeting, the issues of the upcoming impact assessment of the M Star project were discussed.
During the training, the participants got acquainted with the basics of fundraising, the secrets of preparing for negotiations and their effective conduct, learned the rules of project presentation, practicing objections and other useful tools. Based on the results of the training, students were ready to identify and analyze the organization’s resource requirements, identify their sources, draw up strategies for attracting them.
After the presentation of the project to the public, the heads of the madrasah provided letters of interest in cooperation with the M-STAR project. In accordance with the letters of interest, from February 1 to 13, 2020, AVEP PF together with the SAMK (Muftiyat) visited madrassas located in the northern and southern regions of the country to select them for cooperation under the M-STAR project. During the visit, meetings were held with the leadership of 12 madrassas and the current state of educational institutions was discussed. Following the visit, a list of potential madrassas for cooperation was compiled. At the end of June 10-June this year, together with the State Commission for Religious Affairs and the SAMK, a final decision was made on the choice of a madrassah to start project activities.