Pupils in Min-Kush received new schoolbooks

Jun 3, 2016

Photo Credit: Mirlan Dyikanbaev

Handover ceremony of educational-methodical literature to the Secondary School named “Krupskaya” in the village of Min-Kush in Naryn oblast took place 27 May 2016.

The ceremony was attended by the Minister-Counsellor of the Embassy of the Russian Federation to the Kyrgyz Republic Alexey Mzareulov and Representative of Moscow Government in the Kyrgyz Republic Ruslan Abdygulov, as well as representatives of UNDP in the Kyrgyz Republic.

Alexey Mzareulov noted the Russian Government is making efforts to solve the issue of needs of schools with Russian education in schoolbooks and training manuals. The ambassador added the embassy is taking steps to supply the secondary schools in the Kyrgyz Republic with schoolbooks and children's literature.

School Principal A.Turdumbaeva noted the list of delivered schoolbooks and children’s literature was prepared based on the request of the management of the school.

“Along with schoolbooks in Russian language and literature, our school needed books in biology, mathematics, chemistry and physics. School library had been providing only a third part of learning materials, and parents had bought the rest one. We are confident this support will increase pupils’ achievement and reduce the parental burden in purchasing books,” - added A.Turdumbaeva. 

Secondary School named “Krupskaya” was built in 1952 and is the only school in the village of Min-Kush with the Russian language of education. At present, there are 122 pupils in 11 classes.

More than 200 books were provided by the Russian Embassy to the Kyrgyz Republic, the Representative Office of Moscow Government in the Kyrgyz Republic and the Representative Office of “Rossotrudnichestvo” (The Federal Agency for the Commonwealth of Independent States, Compatriots Living Abroad, and International Humanitarian Cooperation) in the Kyrgyz Republic.

Handover of schoolbooks for rural schools is not the first support, provided by the Russian Federation to Min-Kush residents. Since 2015, with the financial support of the Russian Federation, UNDP has launched implementation of the project “Socio-Economic Development of Communities around Radioactive Sites”.

Within the project, the villages of Min-Kush, Ak-Tuz and Kaji-Sai and the city of Orlovka are being allocated with grants for the rehabilitation of social and engineering infrastructure facilities and the development of income-generating activities in the field of service and agricultural production.

Today, on the basis of the implementation of grant projects in the village of Min-Kush there have been renovated buildings of kindergarten and children's art school, as well as on the initiative of rural women there has been established a sewing workshop.

In the current year, with the support of the Russian Federation it is scheduled a renovation of two kindergartens and a sports school, as well as the construction of the solar greenhouse and chicken farms.   

Mirlan Dyikanbaev, UNDP Naryn Area-Based Development Programme Media Expert

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