The United Nations Development Program (UNDP), together with the Youth Organization of Turkmenistan and the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of Turkmenistan, is opening a virtual classroom consisting of a series of distance learning lessons for young people.
Classes in the Turkmen and Russian languages include training on the basics of using the Internet, opening and working with e-mail, working in Word, Skype, as well as on topics of employment, writing a resume, job search and employment advice. Themes will evolve gradually to help with more complex topics such as mobile app development, website development, virtual online literacy classroom and other IT solutions. A series of classes were developed as part of a regional youth project funded by the Japanese government, the UNDP website said.
The lessons are developed by a group of talented Turkmen youth on a volunteer basis. This group includes students of foreign universities, representatives of Women-Tech group, as well as Google Developer Groups and others. At this stage, several lessons in text format have been developed and in the future it is planned to prepare video lessons.
The idea of creating a virtual class appeared in response to a problem related to COVID-19. This initiative will help young people improve their skills in using online resources for job search and employment, which, in turn, will help our youth become competitive in the labor market, which is currently becoming very demanding on the skills and qualifications of using an Internet resource.
Within the framework of this project, it is also planned to hold a competition to motivate young people to study and share their knowledge with friends in communities. The winners will receive prizes, as well as opportunities for training, meetings with the UNDP leadership and participation in events organized by the project.