CAI-Trained Teacher Named “ TEACHER OF THE YEAR ”
First and Only Teacher from Impoverished
Province to Win Prestigious Award
In 2019, Atomamadova Angoma was named Tajikistan’s
“Teacher of the Year.” But unlike previous winners, she
hadn’t grown up in the country’s cosmopolitan capital
city, Dushanbe, or the nearby prosperous provinces.
Instead, Atomamadova grew up and began her career
as a teacher in the impoverished and isolated eastern
province of Tajikistan, Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous
Atomamadova was the first and only teacher from GBAO
to win the prestigious “Teacher of the Year” award. But
she may not have won at all if not for a two-week training
hosted by Central Asia Institute Tajikistan. In the
training, Atomamadova learned about lesson planning,
how to accommodate different learning styles, child
development, and much more.
I am grateful to the trainings that CAI-Tajikistan
for the preschool teachers,” she said. “The
knowledge gained during these trainings helped me
a lot. Working with children, teaching them different
types of activities and seeing the result of my work
makes me feel proud.
Looking to the future, Atomamadova hopes that many
other teachers from GBAO will have the chance to take
the CAI-sponsored training and improve their knowledge
and learn new skills.
I would like to ask CAI-Tajikistan to continue their
which is very helpful for the teachers as well
as for the children because the results of the children’s
achievement depends on the qualified teachers.
Ensuring that the children of Central Asia receive
the quality education necessary for them to succeed
academically and in life requires investing in teachers.
That’s why, in 2019, Central Asia Institute trained 456
teachers. These devoted educators will, in turn, use their
improved knowledge and skills to open the minds and
unlock the potential of thousands of students, now and
in the future.