The USAID Collaborative Governance Program (CGP) and Consortium of Universities of the Kyrgyz Republic is pleased to announce that the Association of NPM Educators has been registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Kyrgyz Republic with the legal status of a Public Union. On March 4, 2016, Razzak Ashymov, attorney from the Legal Clinic handed over a Certificate of Registration, a Charter and a stamp of the Association to its Director Zainidin Kurmanov, and the founding members, Irys Beybutova and Chinara Ashimova. Chief of Party of the Collaborative Governance Program, Mark Grubb, congratulated the members of the Association with the registration of the first organization of NPM educators in Kyrgyzstan, highlighted that CGP looks forward to working collaboratively with the Association towards a common goal of building a sustainable civil society in Kyrgyzstan. In response, Zainidin Kurmanov and Irys Beybutova stated that they were pleased to be working together, in partnership with the USAID Collaborative Governance Program to contribute to positive changes in the Kyrgyz Republic by implementing educational programs aimed at preparing young responsible and engaged citizens. 

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Razzak Ashymov, attorney from the Legal Clinic handing over a Certificate of Registration, a Charter and a stamp of the Association to CGP COP Mark Grubb so that he award it to Director of the Association of NPM Educators

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CGP COP Mark Grubb handing over the Certificate of Registration, a Charter and a stamp of the Association to Director of the Association of NPM Educators Zainidin Kurmanov

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(from left to right) Razzak Ashymov, attorney from the Legal Clinic, Director of the Association of NPM Educators Zainidin Kurmanov, CGP COP Mark Grubb, Coordinator of NPM Resource Center at KNU Irys Beybutova, Professor of Arabaev State University, member of the Consortium University Chynara Ashimova, CGP Higher Education Officer Gulshat Maatkerimova, CGP Higher Education Officer Baktygul Ismailova, and CGP Education Specialist Salima Serkibaeva got together at the handing over ceremony of a Certificate of Registration, a Charter and a stamp of the Association

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CGP COP Mark Grubb, Coordinator of NPM Resource Center at KNU Irys Beybutova, CGP Higher Education Officer Gulshat Maatkerimova, CGP Education Specialist Salima Serkibaeva, CGP Higher Education Officer Baktygul Ismailova, and Professor of Arabaev State University, member of the Consortium University, and a founder of the Association, Chynara Ashimova discussing the next steps