A camp for 50 representatives of school parliaments and teachers from Suzak and Issyk-Ata districts was held in Bishkek between 7 and 12 November. The event was held as part of the Child and Youth Friendly Kyrgyzstan project.
The aim of the camp was to develop skills among students on school self-governance, club management and press-services, as well as improving the ability of teachers to work with school parliaments.
“This camp is a long-awaited event for the guys! Not only was it an opportunity to gain knowledge but it also gave a chance to people from different districts to meet one another. As part of the camp, trainings were held to students’ and teachers’ capacity; guest meetings were also held with successful young people,” the coordinator of the project, Kanat Nogoybayev, said.
The Deputy Director of the State Agency for Youth Affairs, Physical Culture and Sports, Mirlan Parkhanov, the head of the Alliance on Reproductive Health, Galina Chirkina, and others gave talks at the camp as guest speakers.
The event’s participants improved their theoretical knowledge and skills with practical tasks so that they can better coordinate the work of their school parliaments.
“I am responsible for the work of my school parliament’s debate club. Previously, I did not know how to coordinate clubs, how to motivate youth to attend debates on a regular basis or to generate interest in them. These were the exact questions that the trainers on management helped me understand by sharing their experience and knowledge!” one of the camp participants, Sezim, said.
Moreover, the camp also worked with teachers to ensure that they knew how to use interactive methodologies to better help their students meet their needs and interests, including working with school parliaments. These interactive methodologies will improve students’ academic performance, as well as students’ involvement in extracurricular activities and increase their civil awareness.