Exchange Program for Secondary/High Schools
The cooperation among the schools includes three main focus areas: the exchange program for students, the exchange program for educational professionals, and the Sister School Project.
With the assistance of the respective Ministries of Education, Turkic Council organized two exchange programs for the students of the secondary/high schools in Turkey (2016) and in Azerbaijan (2018). The next exchange program is planned to take place in Turkey in 2020.The projects proved to be useful instruments for the students to understand similar cultural values and perspectives. They also enhance familiarization of students with other Turkic languages and increases awareness and general knowledge of the students towards the brotherly Turkic states.
At the Seventh Meeting of the Senior Officials of the Ministries of Education of the Turkic Council held on 14 March 2019 in Bishkek, the Parties welcomed and approved the setting to start the exchange for educational professional and launch Sister School Project as well. They approved the concept papers of the said initiatives and will deliver the presentation of the efforts at the next ministerial meeting. If accepted, the Turkish side indicated their readiness to undertake the first responsibilities regarding the exchange program for educational professionals. The future projects promise to be a meaningful, reciprocal and sustainable long-term partnership among the schools of the Turkic states.
Regarding the Educational Exchange Program for educational professionals of the Member States prepared by the Kyrgyz side, Parties agreed to endorse the Educational Exchange Program and welcomed the initiative of the Turkish side to launch the first Educational Exchange Program in 2020.