Session II

November 2017 - January 2018


HerStory:

  • 6 students completed the course
  • Half of the students stated that they experienced a change in their viewpoint as a result of completing the course
  • A clinical psychologist discussed the importance of preventive measures against domestic violence
  • A TajRupt alumni who is an undergraduate student at New York University Abu Dhabi spoke about gender equality in education
  • Head of a local branch of a prominent national NGO discussed human rights and female employment 
 
  • A human rights activist spoke to the students about feminization of labor, female exploitation, and globalization
  • Students visited the state retirement home in Khujand as part of a social impact campaign
The students conducted a presentation marking the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence campaign in December 2017.

Model United Nations:

  • 6 students completed the course
  • 4 out of 6 students stated that they experienced a change in their viewpoint as a result of completing the course
  • Students identified globalization as their favorite topic in the final survey

A Model United Nations simulation of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) was held in January 2018. There were two topics for debate: Topic A (legalizing cryptocurrencies), and Topic B (creating a global free trade zone). Topic A was eventually selected for debate, with a regulatory resolution on legalization of cryptocurrencies being passed in committee


Admissions Workshop:

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  • 10 students completed the course
  • All students stated that in the final survey that learning about The Common Application was useful for them
  • 10 out of 11 students stated in the final survey that they feel better prepared to apply to university in the United States as a result of completing the course
  • As part of the course, all students completed personal statements and various sections of The Common Application 
  • 2 students who were in their final year of high school submitted application for admission to universities abroad, and both were accepted with scholarships

English Language Instruction

  • 26 students completed the following courses focused on improvement of English language skills: Upper-Intermediate level, Intermediate level, Pre-Intermediate level, and TOEFL preparation course
  • 16 out of 26 students stated in the final survey that their English skills improved as a result of completing the courses