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FLEX Alumni Annual Picnic

On May 16th FLEX Alumni of Turkmenistan gathered together on a traditional annual event – May Picnic at Monument of Independence Park in Ashgabat. This event is very popular among Alumni of all ages; the youngest participants were “baby” Alumni and the oldest was FLEX Alumna ’03. Many senior Alumni brough their kids, and that fact creates a family-like atmosphere at the picnic.


The event took place in a fun, friendly, and active way. In the beginning participants played frisbee and ball games. Later everyone joined a lunch with pizza and drinks.

The special and most anticipated part of the Alumni Picnic was the “White Elephant” game. Each FLEX Alumni brought a small present nicely wrapped. Among the presents were a set of greeting cards, marshmallows and hot chocolate, decorative candles. All participants got very excited.


The last part of the picnic was devoted to games: Uno and Mafia. This is the most active and loud part of the event, as Alumni dove into the process with all their emotions, gumption, and sense of humor.

Besides the fun part, the picnic helped FLEX Alumni to get to know each other better.

Attention!

Dear Visitors,

The American Councils Office in Ashgabat and American Corners in Mary, Turkmenabat and Dashoguz will be closed to the public until further notice.

All public activities in the Ashgabat office and Corners are temporary suspended. We offer virtual consultations on our programs and U.S. education.

For further information, please call (+993 63) 50-20-36 during business hours Mon. – Fri. 9:00 – 17:00, email us at: reception@americancouncilstm.org, or visit our website: www.americancouncilstm.org.

We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.

American Councils Team

Seminar “Secrets of Effective Networking” for FLEX Alumni

Seminar on Secrets of Effective Networking was conducted at American Councils in Ashgabat on February 25, 2020. During the seminar Ilyas familiarized FLEX alumni with best networking practices.

At the beginning of the seminar, participants were introduced to a concept of networking and discussed its importance. The alumni also received tips for expanding their personal network circle and had an opportunity to apply various technics such as “Elevator speech” into practice.

At the end, Ilyas also demonstrated sample business cards and discussed its content and design.