The Turkmenistan authorities provide support to young citizens in the fields of science, education, sport and business, an expert Shagiahmedov says.
In Turkmenistan, special importance is attached to promoting spiritual, moral, cultural, educational and physical development of young citizens and provide them with ample opportunities to receive a decent education.
One of the major tasks today is to help young people acquire professional skills in various fields, improve theoretical knowledge, enhance practical skills and study digital technologies, new ideas in science, advanced research and technology practices. An expert of CentralAsia.news, an observer for Central Asia Vadim Shagiahmedov tells our readers about Turkmenistan’s comprehensive strategy to support youth.
State youth policy
The recently adopted State Programme on the State Youth Policy of Turkmenistan for 2021-2025 facilitates the implementation of the above measures. The Programme aims to give young citizens access to constitutional rights and freedoms and create legal, social, economic and institutional frameworks and guarantees for the full development of their potential.
In Turkmenistan, youth policy is viewed in the context of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and pursued in compliance with national laws and international principles. In the modern global political, economic and social conditions, youth is becoming a strategic resource that shapes not only the development of the state, but also international relations for the long term.
Magtymguly Youth Organization of Turkmenistan
The state youth policy is inextricably linked with the activities of Magtymguly Youth Organization of Turkmenistan – the largest public association upholding the interests of young citizens of our country.
The Youth Organization works effectively towards bringing up physically, spiritually and morally strong youth, a hardworking and talented generation devoted to the Motherland. Since its founding in 1991, the organization has been successfully fulfilling the tasks of consolidating its members, directing their efforts and abilities, knowledge and worldview at the development of the independent Motherland.
Members of the Youth Organization take part in international conferences, summits and forums in different countries of the world. They make regular visits to foreign universities and educational institutions, where students from Turkmenistan study, who, in their turn, make a valuable contribution to promote the domestic and foreign policies of President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and national spiritual values.
Youth and business
Youth participation in entrepreneurial activities, which are stimulated in our country, as illustrated by a variety of state benefits, is growing.
The Programme measures include support of entrepreneurial initiatives, short-term paid training courses for young entrepreneurs, encouragement of scientific creativity and performance of young people at international Olympiads, contests, conferences, exhibitions, festivals and joint research projects, including the involvement of students in self-supporting research activities.
The inspired work of young citizens contributes to the implementation of national and state programmes and national economic development, and their constructive initiatives – to democratization of social and political life of the country.
Young people who have linked their life with sports provide excellent examples, winning prizes in international competitions, thereby raising the prestige of the independent Motherland even higher.
Sport is an excellent tool for building a character, firmness of purpose, endurance, courage and resilience. Regular physical activity helps young people develop self-confidence, makes them strong and fosters motivation and the sense of collectivism.
Comprehensive state support
Significant measures are taken to support young families, encourage them to have many children, increase environmental awareness among young people, find new talents through creative competition and provide educational institutions with specialists for young people with disabilities.
The institutes of the Academy of Sciences, the Centre of Technology, research institutes and universities, the Centre of Young Scientists under the Academy of Sciences and the Central Council of Magtymguly Youth Organization provide ample opportunities to train specialists and stimulate young people’s interest in research.
Undoubtedly, creative search, constructive solutions and innovative approaches will be key aspects of activity of the present younger generation, aimed at achieving the wellbeing of the Motherland and raising its international prestige.
Victories in international Olympiads
Students from Magtymguly Turkmen State University are the winners in the 14th Open International Internet Mathematical Olympiad, organized by Ariel University, Israel. They won 16 medals, including 2 gold, 7 silver and 7 bronze medals.
Turkmen schoolchildren won 8 medals (in computer science, mathematics and physics) at the 17th International Zhautykov Olympiad, organized by the Ministry of Education and Science of Kazakhstan. The intellectual contest took place on January 7-12.
February 1 marks the 4th anniversary of the Centre of Young Scientists of Turkmenistan. An online conference on “The role of young scientists in implementing the state youth policy of independent Turkmenistan” was organised to honour the anniversary.
The Centre of Young Scientists aims to support scientific movements and intensify invention initiatives and efforts of promising young scientists in Turkmenistan.