American University of Central Asia - AUCA - Youth Education & Development

Youth Education & Development


Initial situation / problem statement

The problem addressed by this project is related to the poor system of education at orphanages and village schools in the Talas region. There are not enough resources to support English language self-learners. Schools lack English language, math, IT professional teachers, and libraries lack proper English textbooks. Students do not usually have access to the internet. Schools and orphanage students are often discriminated against according to their social status. Having a lack of physical activity and spending too much time at home has become a habit for them. They have a lot of free time but spend it unproductively.


Goal Statement

To create free “Summer School 2017” in the Talas region. To help develop education, teach the English language intensively, improve IT and leadership skills of at least 40 students from orphanages and low-income families. Exchange methods of AUCA New Generation Academy (NGA), AUCA professors, Peace Corps, and AIESEC volunteers with village teachers. Change the culture of discrimination of students, and retain the unity. Keep healthy lifestyle of youth.


Target group

The target is students from orphanages and low-income families of the ages 12-15. These young people faced many difficulties in their lives and studies. There is not enough moral and financial support for these students from society. However, most of them have the potential and motivation to study.


Resources and responsibilities

The resources needed for project implementation: classroom, materials to conduct study activities, office supplies to conduct team buildings, and different activities. The key responsibilities of project members are to create a study plan, hold classes, conduct time management, and motivation training.


Partnerships and cooperation
  • American Councils office in Talas
  • Peace Corps Volunteers, Native English Speakers
  • AIESEC Global Volunteer Exchange Program
  • FLEX Alumni
  • AUCA New Generation Academy (NGA) Alumni & volunteers
  • 3 NGA and 3 AUCA professors & coordinators


The expected results

To get well-educated future participants of FLEX, US-CAEF, and NGA programs. To have ambitious, creative, and motivated leaders who realize their potential to learn English. To unite youth and have well-prepared students for TOEFL, Math, IT tests with communication, networking skills. Eventually, this project is going to bring a positive change in the life of youth.


Contact information

Elvira Kuvandykova  –

American University of Central Asia
7/6 Aaly Tokombaev Street
Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic 720060

Tel.: +996 (312) 915000 + Еxt.
Fax: +996 (312) 915 028
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