As part of the partnership between KAEA and DVV International at the micro level, in spring of 2021, a local study and analysis of the adult learning and education need for adult population was carried out. The Mady village of Kara-Suu district in Osh oblast was proposed as a study site in agreement with local partners.
65% of the respondents wish to attend language courses (Fig. 1). Presumably these are potential labor migrants who need the language skills of the destination country. 60% expressed a demand for professional courses, more than a thousand respondents (28%) need knowledge in the field of law. 17% of survey participants wish to take financial literacy courses. 13% and 14%, respectively, are interested in psychology courses and in solving family and marriage issues.
The absence of gender stereotypes in the choice of education is encouraging issue (Fig. 2). Considering the fact that women took part in the survey by 4% more than men, the number of people with higher education among men is 9 people more than among women (by 3%), there are more people with secondary specialized education among men than among women by only 2%.
Among the issues that exist in the study area (Fig. 3), the largest number of answers relates to unemployment (82%). This may be due to the fact that during the pandemic Covid-19, many people who were outside the country in search of jobs had to return to their homeland, and at the time of the survey, only a small part of the returning citizens were able to go back to their jobs.
The full report (in Russian) of this survey can be found in the appendix. The English version can be obtained upon request.
Karagul kyzy Cholpon-Executive Director of KAEA
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