Like other youth in her village, at 16, Adina Bazarbaeva assumed she would eventually go to Russia to find work when she finished school. “I didn’t think I had anything to contribute to society,” she recalls. “I wasn’t focused on developing myself, setting goals, and achieving success. My life was boring.”
Nurturing entrepreneurship is considered vital to the Kyrgyz Republic's economic growth, particularly among young people who possess the creativity and drive required, yet lack the essential knowledge to develop and pursue business ideas.
April 2014—In November 2013, a group of 20 student body presidents from the Talas region organized a charity concert that included performances by schoolchildren, youth art groups and local comedy troupes. Ticket sales from the concert raised over $300, all of which was donated to a local nursing home.
Recognizing that corruption in the judiciary branch nullifies rule of law efforts in the entire country, the Supreme Court of Kyrgyzstan adopted an anti-corruption plan in December 2013 to address the problem.
To provide fair, transparent and equal access to higher education in the Kyrgyz Republic, the independent Center for Educational Assessment and Teaching Methods developed the National Scholarship Test (NST) in 2002, the results of which solely determine a student’s admission to university.
Last updated: July 25, 2014