02/03/10 - Discovering Talents at Young Age - Centers for children’s artistic creativity multiply across the country

posted 2 May 2012, 05:12 by Doston Omonov   [ updated 2 May 2012, 05:20 ]
Kamila Sharipova, UT 
A new creativity center has recently opened in Zangiota district, Tashkent region. With the emergence of such hubs, children and youngsters can acquire new knowledge and attend various hobby clubs close to home. 

This year has been declared in Uzbekistan as the Year of Comprehensively Advanced Generation. A special national program has been adopted earlier this year, which included a detailed work plan for creating even more opportunities for comprehensive development of the new generation of the country. 

One direction of this work covers the creation of creativity centers for young people in each town and village. 

As said Jasur Holmuhamedov, head of the new creativity center launched recently in Zangiota district of Tashkent region, such institutions are established for filling the leisure-time of young people and career counseling. This center is intended to promote harmonious development of young people, improve their social activity. 

“Twenty years ago, we could only dream of modern schools in villages teaching rural youth computer skills and internet and training them in modern buildings. Today, our children attend schools equipped with the latest technologies.”

Within the walls of the new center erected in place of an old school, over thirty qualified tutors conduct their lessons. There are over twenty hobby circles. In their spare time more than a thousand pupils learn basics of computer literacy, sculpture, wood carving, music, dance, sewing, cooking and art. 

New creativity centers also provide jobs for young professionals who have just graduated from colleges, high schools or universities. For example Gulnoza Mukhammadieva who last year studied at agricultural professional college also located at the same district. 

“I conduct computer lessons here. My lessons are always full of students. Such a huge interest to information and communication technologies encourages me as a teacher. I always try new approaches to work, and want them to know as much as possible,” she said. 

“I study computer programs,” says Sarvar Isroilov, sixth-grader at School 34 of the district. “I like working on computer. We pass a full training course. I have invited my classmates here. Parents are also pleased that we gain necessary skills.” 
This year, three more such creativity centers will be launched in the region.