Turkmenabat Local Accepted to a Competitive Social Entrepreneurship Program at Berea College, Kentucky, USA

Berea, Kentucky, USA, January 29, 2019 – Shageldi Ovezov, a 2017 alumnus of the Turkmenabat Undergraduate Cohorts Group Advising (UCA) program and awardee of the EducationUSA Opportunity Grant, shared his success story with us. Currently, he is an undergraduate student at Berea College. Following his dream to bring a change to his community, Shageldi applied and was accepted to a well-known Berea College program – Entrepreneurship for the Public Good (EPG). He will take part in the summer institute among the other enthusiasts of the positive change making. The program will give students a chance to discover the Appalachian region of the US looking through the lens of a social entrepreneur.

Throughout the duration of 6 weeks, EPG students will go through intensive training aimed to provide them with significant entrepreneurial skills. Busy 6 weeks of EPG will focus on six core principles such as “engaging complexity and uncertainty, exploring values and ethical structures, facilitating group decisions, recognizing opportunity, mobilizing resources, and advocating change.”  Dr. Peter Hackbert, director of the EPG program, will guide the program organizing field trips to different places across the Appalachia, where participants will implement the learned principles and acquired skills in the field. The purpose of the activities is to contribute innovative ideas to the solution of the economic problems in the region.

In order to become part of the wonderful opportunity in EPG, a student has to go through an application process. The process involves two parts: a written application and an interview. Applicants who successfully complete both of the parts are offered a place in an EPG cohort to participate in the summer institute. Direct Field Experience is also a part of an EPG commitment, where students use their second summer break to intern in established organizations and experience a real work environment. Until now, EPG students had internships in such big international organizations as United Nations and Google.

Shageldi became part of 16th cohort of EPG with 19 more students. The new cohort will be another great contribution of the program to the Appalachian region and people.

For more information about Berea College or EPG, please contact Shageldi Ovezov at ovezovs@berea.edu

Media Information:
American Councils for International Education – Gulmira Abdyrahmanova, Regional EducationUSA Adviser: edusaturkmenabat@americancouncilstm.org

Contact Person: Shageldi Ovezov
Company Name: Entrepreneurship for the Public Good, Berea College
Telephone Number: (859) 979-3918
Email Address: ovezovs@berea.edu
Website: www.berea.edu/epg