EU contributed to celebration of the International Girls' Day in Bishkek
Bishkek, May 2 / Kabar /. International Girls' Day was celebrated in Kyrgyzstan for the first time ever on 26 April 2012. The aim of Girls‘ Day is to give girls and young women the chance to get to know the practical world of employment in general and professional fields that are currently not regarded as typically female in particular. Girls’ Day has been conducted as the biggest career guidance event for girls and young women for the last 12 years in Germany and other European countries.
Girls‘ Day in Kyrgyzstan took place in three cities: Bishkek, Osh and Karakol, and reached out to girls and young women aged 14 to 21. The project was financially supported by the German Government. Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH supported the Kyrgyz Government and involved civil society associations during the implementation process of Girls’ Day.
EU Delegation to the Kyrgyz Republic welcomed this initiative and opened its doors to seven interns aged 15-16. During the day interns were introduced to the European Union in general and they had chance to interview the Ambassador of the EU Delegation, Mrs Chantal Hebberecht. Moreover, they were mentored by six staff members of the EU Delegation for the professions of book-keeper, project manager and political officer.
At the end of the day, all seven girls said that they were very happy to have participated in the programme. They did not have any expectations for the day because it was being organized for the first time, but they said that they would spread positive word about it and they would also try to participate in it in future years.