This site was created to share Peace Corps experiences and resources with others. Peace Corps Volunteers have been working and living in Kyrgyz Republic since 1992. Since then, Peace Corps Volunteers have worked to address the specific needs of Kyrgyz Republic, its people and its resources.
Contact: Mahabat Sultanbekova
304 Chokmorov Street, Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic, 720010;
Тel: (996-312) 65-09-89; Fax: 65-03-62
ул.Чокморова 304, Бишкек, Кыргызская Республика, 720010; Тел: (0-312) 65-09-89; Факс: 65-03-62
PEACE CORPS’ DREAM TEAM TO COMPETE AT THE 1ST WORLD NOMAD GAMES IN KYRGYZSTAN
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Cholpon-Ata, Kyrgyzstan, September 9, 2014 – A team of five Peace Corps Volunteers, currently serving in the Kyrgyz Republic, are competing at the 1st World Nomad Games currently taking place on the northern shore of the beautiful alpine lake of Issyk-Kul.
Peace Corps Kyrgyz Republic’s Team represents the United States and includes Maryn Lewallen, Edward Yoo, David Ramras, Gus Hulin, and Sean Heyneman and Peace Corps. They join more than 350 athletes competing from countries, including Azerbaijan, Austria, Afghanistan, Belarus, Brazil, Germany, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Mongolia Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Sweden, South Korea, Russia, Hungary and South Africa.
The Peace Corps Team reflects the scope of programs in the Kyrgyz Republic. Maryn and Edward work in the Health Education program, Gus and David work with the Sustainable Community Development program, and Sean is an English Teacher. By participating in the 1st World Nomad Games, each of these Peace Corps Volunteers has found a unique way to work towards Peace Corps’ Third Goal, learning and sharing Kyrgyz Culture with their communities in the United States. The team will compete exclusively in Kyrgyz language, demonstrating not only their commitment to learning Kyrgyz culture and language, but also their capacity to work as partners in their communities.
This unique opportunity showcases Peace Corps Volunteers commitment to and partnership with the people and communities of the Kyrgyz Republic. Peace Corps Kyrgyz Republic Country Director Tammie Harris also participated in the Opening Ceremony of the “Toguz Korool” Tournament, and was instrumental in supporting our team at the competition.
The 1st World Nomad Games aims to promote regional integration, friendship and cooperation by promoting commonality of the nomadic culture of the peoples of the world. The Games include competitions like “Kok Boru,” a version of polo played with a goat carcass popular in Central Asia; various wrestling competitions such as “Kyrgyz Quresh,” “Alysh,” and “Oodarysh;” several horse racing events such as “At-chabysh,” “Jorgo-salysh,” “Kunain chabysh;” and the Kyrgyz traditional game of chasing girls on horseback , “Kiz-Kuumai.” The Peace Corps team will be competing in the “Toguz Korgool” tournament, a Kyrgyz game similar to checkers.
The 1st World Nomad Games will continue throughout the week, culminating in final competitions on Saturday and Sunday, September 13th and 14th, 2014. Competition winners will be eligible for prize money, which, if the Peace Corps Team wins, will be contributed to projects in their communities. More information about the 1st World Nomad Games is available on their website, http://www.worldnomadgames.com
About the Peace Corps: Since President John F. Kennedy established the Peace Corps by executive order on March 1, 1961, more than 200,000 Americans have served in 139 host countries. Today, 9,095 volunteers are working with local communities in 75 host countries. Peace Corps volunteers must be U.S. citizens and at least 18 years of age. Peace Corps service is a 27-month commitment and the agency’s mission is to promote world peace and friendship and a better understanding between Americans and people of other countries. Visit www.peacecorps.gov for more information.
The Peace Corps Volunteers are here at the invitation of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic based on an agreement that was signed in 1993. Currently, 84 Volunteers serving in the Kyrgyz Republic. For more information about the Peace Corps in the Kyrgyz Republic, visit kyrgyz.peacecorps.gov.
2015-2016 окуу жылына анкеталарды кабыл алуу
Тынчтык Корпусу 2015-2016 окуу жылында АЧКО (англис тилин чет тил катары окутуу) программасынын волонтеру менен иштөөнү каалаган орто мектептер жана жогорку окуу жайлардын анкета-арызын кабыл алууну баштады. Окуу жайдын дареги жана телефону туура толтурулуп, 2014-жылдын 1-октябрынан кечиктирилбей жиберилген арыз-анкеталар каралат.
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Прием заявок на волонтера на 2015-2016 учебный год
Корпус Мира объявляет открытие конкурса подачи заявок на волонтеров для программы ПАЯКИ (преподавание английского языка как иностранного) для средних школ и высших учебных заведений на 2015-2016 учебный год. Заинтересованных лиц просим отправить заявку с полными контактными не позднее 1 октября 2014 года.
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Корпус Мира США в Кыргызской Республике
ул. Чокморова 304
With the completion of their training, 55 Peace Corps trainees were sworn-in Thursday, June 19at a ceremony at the Kyrgyz National Opera and Ballet Theater named after A. Maldybaev. The Honorable Pamela L. Spratlen, Ambassador of the United States of America, administered the oath of office to this, the 22nd group of Peace Corps Volunteers to serve in the Kyrgyz Republic.
The ceremony was attended by the Volunteers’ local counterparts, their host families, partners from the Ministry of Health, Peace Corps staff, U.S. Embassy staff, and former Volunteers who have served in this country. After taking the oath, the new Volunteers moved to work sites in the Talas, Chui, Naryn, Issyk-Kul, Osh and Jalalabad oblasts.
Twenty-nine of these Peace Corps Volunteers will work as English language educators and trainers, 15 will work as health workers and trainers, and 11 will work as community and organizational development workers in six oblasts of the Kyrgyz Republic.
This 22nd group of Volunteers trained for seven and half weeks in Issyk-Ata Rayon of Chui oblast. They received intensive language training in Kyrgyz or Russian, depending on the dominant language in the community where they have been assigned. They also learned about the local culture and traditions, and how to stay safe and healthy.
Peace Corps Volunteers provide technical assistance in three program areas: English language instruction, healthcare education, and business skills development. Volunteers live and work in villages and cities for two years. In addition to their regular work, Volunteers organize educational camps for children, and provide training on critical thinking, life skills and healthy lifestyles among population. They also share American culture with their communities, and share Kyrgyzstani culture with their friends and families in the United States.
About the Peace Corps:Since President John F. Kennedy established the Peace Corps by executive order on March 1, 1961, more than 200,000 Americans have served in 139 host countries. Today, 9,095 volunteers are working with local communities in 75 host countries. Peace Corps volunteers must be U.S. citizens and at least 18 years of age. Peace Corps service is a 27-month commitment and the agency’s mission is to promote world peace and friendship and a better understanding between Americans and people of other countries. Visit www.peacecorps.govfor more information.
The Peace Corps Volunteers are here at the invitation of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic based on an agreement that was signed in 1993. With the swearing-in of the K-22 group, there will be a total of 87 Volunteers serving in the Kyrgyz Republic. For more information about the Peace Corps in the Kyrgyz Republic, visit kyrgyz.peacecorps.gov.
THE UNIVERSE OF POTENTIAL FOR MISUNDERSTANDING IS ALMOST AS VAST AS THE UNIVERSE ITSELF.