In February 2019, the closing ceremony of the English for Success project in Atyrau, Kazakhstan, took place marking the completion of our first programme funded by Tengizchevroil (TCO), as part of their Social Investment Programme. An innovative education project ran in partnership by the British Council, Atyrau Education department and the University of Leicester, UK.
Based on our successful work in Atyrau, TCO are funding a new two-year project in the neighbouring Mangystau region in 2019-2020. The official launch of the project was attended by top-level officials and followed by the ceremony of signing a Memorandum of Understanding between the British Council and Akimat of Mangystau region.
The English for Success programme in Mangystau is training 180 English language and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) teachers across the Mangystau area in pedagogical approaches for effective teaching and learning of English language and STEM through the medium of English. The teachers trained will gain enhanced pedagogical and reflective skills for English and STEM education, including improved capability in inquiry and problem-based learning, and action research.