Job Title: Prep4Success Program Director Reports to: Country Director
Turkmenistan Higher Education (THE) Prep4Success provides promising Turkmenistan citizens with the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully enter U.S. colleges and universities, independently, while increasing their chances of receiving financial aid. During an intensive 5 – 10 month Ashgabat-based or 10 month distance study program, participants will focus on developing reading and essay writing skills, building critical thinking skills and effective ways for taking the SAT and TOEFL tests.
The Program Director position will be responsible for the design and implementation of the program, including participant and staff recruitment, training, and mentoring.
On July 7, FLEX Re-entry event was held for 14 FLEX alumni at the American Center of the US Embassy in Ashgabat. Newly returned alumni were welcomed by Mathew S. Klimow, U.S. Ambassador in Turkmenistan, Mergen Saherov from Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Dovlet Yazkuliyev from Ministry of Education. Special guests made inspirational remarks emphasizing on the important role of the new alumni as cultural “bridge” between Turkmenistan and USA which will contribute to further strengthen bilateral relationship between the two countries.
Following, FLEX Program Coordinator, Alumni Coordinator and City Representatives conducted interactive sessions to help alumni re-adjust to their lives back home and navigate through challenges that may arise.
Throughout the sessions, alumni had an opportunity to share their experiences in U.S. and ask questions about alumni opportunities in Turkmenistan. As the end of the event alumni signed personal “thank you” cards to their host families and friends in USA.
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan – Prep4Success program participants and staff celebrated the successful program graduation on June 14, 2019. All 20 students, nine from Level 1 and eleven from Level 2, successfully graduated the program. The event was attended by the U.S. Ambassador Mustard who delivered an inspiring graduation speech. Cultural Affairs Officer Sarah Belousov and Information Officer Margaret Sullivan from the Public Affairs Section took part in the celebration too as both played an active role in supporting the success of the program. All program graduates and mentors received certificates. The graduation ceremony concluded with a fantastic students’ music performance.
Congratulations to all graduates and good luck with pursuing your education!