U.S. Government Alumni Volunteer for Community Service Day in Orphanages
Bishkek, June 13 / Kabar/. Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, the XI Annual Alumni Reunion will gather more than 200 alumni from U.S. Government-sponsored exchange, teaching and professional programs. The event provides an opportunity for alumni to exchange ideas, advance friendship-ties, strengthen alumni communities, and involve alumni in community service projects to promote volunteerism and community leadership.
The two day event will be held on June 15-16, 2012 and will be motivated by the event’s slogan: “Dreams Come True!” The first day of the event is devoted to community service projects, which will be held at orphanages and boarding schools in Bishkek. The alumni have entertaining events planned for the youth, while some activities promote leadership development through sports. The second day of the reunion is meant to exchange ideas and network. Speakers from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, and Tajikistan will present their experiences on exchange programs through innovative formats such as TEDx and Pecha Kucha.
Participants include U.S. Ambassador to the Kyrgyz Republic, Pamela L. Spratlen, former president of the Kyrgyz Republic, Roza Otunbaeva, more than sixty alumni, as well as local participants from higher education institutions and business organizations.
Every year the U.S. Department of State offers student exchange programs, and teaching and professional opportunities. The U.S. Department of State has offered exchange programs in the Kyrgyz Republic since 1992 with more than 3,000 citizens joining the alumni network.