To honor Earth Day this year, FLEX alumni from Turkmenistan organized a project on plastic recycling. During one-week 6 alumni collected plastic waste from households. On May 9th alumni provided the collected plastic to the recycling company in Turkmenistan. As Bagtygul Annayeva’09 (Balkanabat) stated: “Current levels of usage and wrong disposal of plastic generate several environmental problems. Recycling of plastic is one of the most important actions currently available to reduce the negative impacts on environment”.
In addition, as part of ongoing commitment of FLEX alumni to plastic recycling, alumni are planning to receive a recycling bin for the American Councils office in Ashgabat.
All public activities at the American Councils office in Ashgabat and American Corners in Mary, Turkmenabat and Dashoguz are temporary suspended until further notice.
In the meantime, we offer virtual educational activities and consultations on our programs and U.S. education. Please join us at our IMO accounts below:
- Mary American Corner (+993 61277496)
- Dashoguz American Corner (+993 63903729)
- Turkmenabat American Corner (+993 63968579)
Note: These are the only official American Councils IMO accounts.
Interact with us for interesting posts on:
– Professional development
– Education in the USA
– Exploring America
– Cultural exchange between the USA and Turkmenistan
and interesting facts about science, engineering, technology, art and math.
Due to the efficiency and success of the first virtual session, EducationUSA Turkmenistan continues organizing more on-line sessions with the cohort students and alumni from home. Thus, on April 28 and May 1, 2020 cohort students participated in two webinars conducted by the University of Rochester on “Financial Aid for International Students” and Orange Coast College on “California Community Colleges” co-hosted with the EducationUSA Ashgabat office. The virtual sessions were conducted using the “Zoom” application (an application enabling live video conferencing) with over 40 cohort participants taking part in an interactive and live video chat with the University of Rochester and 29 cohorts joined with the Orange Coast.
Throughout the sessions, participants were able to exchange ideas, ask questions and learn more about different ways to fund US education as well as two-year colleges explained. Also, students were able to have live conversational practice with native English speakers, while discussing a variety of topics, including food on and off-campus employment opportunities, transition to a university life, and more followed by a Q&A session on the admission process with a representative of the international admission office at the University of Rochester and Orange Coast College. The webinars were recorded and shared with all the registered students