To Foster Educated, Highly Enlightened Youth
Last week, President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev visited the Bukhara region to review the reforms carried out on the ground.
The head of our state got acquainted with large-scale economic projects, modern enterprises set up in the field, visited educational and medical institutions, talked with representatives of various spheres. During every trip to the regions of the republic, the President pays much attention to the implementation of youth policy. The latest tour was not an exception.
Young people under 30 make up 48% of the population of the Bukhara region. Extensive efforts are undertaken to nurture the younger generation as physically healthy and spiritually mature individuals, help them realize their talents and potential. In particular, enormous emphasis is placed on the development of the system of preschool education, the quality preparation of children for school.
Currently, 343 pre-school educational institutions operate in the region, seven of which are nongovernmental, one is subordinate to the Department of Internal Affairs. They bring up more than 46 thousand boys and girls, that is, 35.1% of all children of the province.
Kindergarten № 54 Bukhara is designed for 280 kids. Last year, its building was thoroughly renovated and equipped in accordance with modern requirements.
The head of state got acquainted with the conditions created for children here, talked with the staff of the kindergarten. Information was provided on the pilot center for short-term primary development of children. Here, preschool children in short-term groups using interactive methods are taught logic, mental arithmetic, English, applied and visual arts. The center will facilitate the preparation for the school of children not covered by kindergartens.
The President gave instructions to turn this kindergarten into a regional center for the exchange of methodological expertise, to provide the sphere with qualified specialists, including by recruiting college graduates for retraining and placement courses in pre-school educational institutions.
Shavkat Mirziyoyev got acquainted with the activity of the Youth Center in Bukhara, where he watched the process of studying in the hobby clubs under the center.
Last year the old building of the former Palace of Culture was thoroughly renovated and turned into a Youth Center. Now the modern three-story building houses the Bukhara Regional Council of the Union of Youth of Uzbekistan. A conference hall for 808 seats and a cinema hall for 280 seats will contribute to the effective implementation of projects aimed at increasing the social activity of young people and holding various cultural events.
In the center there are more than 20 hobby clubs, including for English and Russian language, chess and drafts, table tennis, acting skills, preparation of girls for family life, youth tourism, preschool and inclusive education, fine arts, sewing and other areas, as well as a psychological center consultations and a library with a stock of four thousand books. The head of our state was provided with information on new hobby clubs organized in the current year, promising projects in the Youth Center.
“The book fosters the best human qualities. If we want our youth to grow up educated and highly spiritual, we must bring them up in the spirit of love for the book, teach various professions,” the President stressed.
During his visit, Shavkat Mirziyoyev visited other facilities, and along with the successes achieved, he pointed to the shortcomings, and gave instructions for their elimination. In general, the trip to Bukhara region was another embodiment of the constant attention of the leader of our country to every sphere and industry, the fate of every citizen.