In 2018, through his friends Ruslan heard about the activities of the UNDP project and took part in trainings.
“The project helped me psychologically, did not let my spirit go down. It gave me knowledge and instilled confidence, which I did not have at that moment,” Ruslan notes.
From the very first days of the project in Dashoguz, Ruslan actively participated in various trainings, round tables, meetings and events. Thus, during one of the events, Ruslan attracted the attention of the project partner, showing his best side and demonstrating good knowledge of the English language. Representatives of the local education department of the Dashoguz velayat liked Ruslan very much, who invited him to work as a teacher at the school. Ruslan has been working at as an English teacher for 2 years.
“I never thought that I would work as a teacher,” Ruslan says. “But from the first days of my work at school, I fell in love with this profession. I am very pleased to contribute to the upbringing of children, to give them knowledge, to conduct interesting cognitive lessons, give advice in difficult situations and help them to make decision on their future profession. Children are our future,” Ruslan says with pride.
Ruslan continues to take part in various activities of the project, even after solving his issues with employment. He actively advises new members and tries to be useful to young people who are in a difficult situation as he used to be.
Ruslan's success was only possible thanks to the close cooperation of the UNDP project with national partners, such as the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of the Population, the Ministry of Education, youth organization named after Magtymguly, and numerous private companies, entrepreneurs and firms.