June 3, 2018
2-3 June 2018, SOROBAN Olympic was held in "Vitias" resort center in Issyk-Kul region organized by Ms. Zhibek Sharapova, who graduated from a mini MBA course of KRJC (Kyrgyz-Japan Center for Human Development) which provides the Japanese style methodology of business management.
More than 300 students from 5-16 years old participated, including those from Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, and Russia.
SOROBAN is a material for calculation which has more than 600 years history in Japan and is quite effective for developing concentration and good memory, and needless to say calculation skill will be significantly developed.
Chief Representatives of JICA, Kikuchi Kazuhiko: "I am very impressed and surprised that not only the participants but also waiting students stood up and calculated with them (see photos) silently with concentration. Mathematics is one of the emphasizing subjects in Japan".
We do hope in future in Olympic Japanese and Kyrgyzstan representatives get together and compete, which also will lead as a great message of friendship of the younger generation!
Many children were standing and calculating
Guests from MoES, Jogorku Kenesh, KRJC
Center: Ms. Sharapova