In Issyk-Kul oblast, farmers' groups received equipment for drying the fruits in the framework of the KARAGAT + project; they dry apples, pears, apricots, dog-rose and barberry. From selling dried fruit, farmers can get a good profit. To date, there has been interest from Russia for Issyk-Kul dried fruits. According to the leader of the farmer group from Chelpek village, farmers started to prepare the documentation and products for export.
February 9, 2018 in the Prigorodnoye village carried out monitoring and thermographic study of the house of Kirgizbaeva Rozgul, which was insulated during practical training on industrial materials and equipped with an energy efficient furnace. The thermographic study was carried out to check the quality of the insulation, as well as to determine the efficiency of the furnace. The outside air temperature at the time of the thermographic study of the house was -8C, also there was a slight breeze.
On 15th of February, 2018, the founder and president of ETI Sarah Minkara together with representatives of the US Embassy in Kyrgyzstan and staff of the PF AVEP visited the Imam Azam Madrasah in Kumush Aziz village, Jalal-Abad oblast, Suzak district. In the madrasah organized productive meeting with the students. The PF AVEP acquainted visitors with the results of training in 2017 in madrassas on confectioners and cooks, their activities and profit from sales of confectionery products. The purpose of the visit of the president of the ETI organizations Sarah Minkara is social assistance to the needy, blind and disabled.
On February 12, in the madrassah of Nuril-Islam, the final exam of the participants in the course on the electrician was held. To date, the madrassa administration has been training its pupils at the rate of the electrician using the database transferred by the M-STAR project in 2014. This time the madrassas together with the training center "Bilim" were able to train 20 pupils. During the exam the students answered all questions of the members of the examination committee, and even practically could show the tasks at the stands. After the exam, each student received a certificate certifying the successful completion of the course "electrician".
On 5th of February 2018, at the Islamic University was held the presentation of the M-STAR project with the participation of the Muftiyat, the State Commission for Religious Affairs (SCRA) and the madrasah directors.