On October 11, with the cooperation of the State Committee on Family, Women and Children’s Affairs and the Education Development Fund under the Ministry of Science and Education, the event of “Support Young Girls’ Education-2022″ campaign dedicated to International Girls’ Day on October 11 – International Girls’ Day was held at the Institute of Manuscripts named after Muhammad Fuzuli of the Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences.
The meeting was attended by Emin Amrullayev, Minister of Science and Education, Bahar Muradova, Chairwoman of the State Committee on Family, Women and Children’s Affairs, MP Jeyhun Mammadov, Elnur Nasibov, Chairman of the Board of Education Development Fund, public and media representatives.
Within the framework of the “Support Young Girls’ Education” campaign, 25 girls from low-income families, as well as from vulnerable groups, who scored high points in the admission exams to higher schools from the regions, will be supported for their education.
The purpose of the campaign is to continue the historical traditions of philanthropy in Azerbaijan and to support the development of our state so that young people, especially girls, benefit from modern educational opportunities.
Before the start of the event, the National Anthem of Azerbaijan was played. The memory of our martyrs who gave their lives for the protection and restoration of the territorial integrity of our republic and the liberation of our lands from occupation was commemorated with a minute’s silence.
Bahar Muradova, chairwoman of the State Committee on Family, Women and Children’s Affairs, who opened the event, said that today the second event of the “Support Young Girls’ Education” project is being held in Azerbaijan. She said that within the framework of this project, the education of students, their successes, and achievements were monitored by the Committee and their needs were met.
The chairman of the Committee drew attention to the fact that our state pays special attention to the development of education and meets modern requirements in our country, and opportunities are created for everyone to benefit from it equally and grow up as worthy citizens of our country. “We will implement measures aimed at the participation of these girls in social processes, the formation of leadership qualities, their education in various directions, and their voluntary participation in these processes,” said B. Muradova.
Speaking at the event, Emin Amrullayev, Minister of Science and Education said that girls’ education has an impact on saving other people’s lives. The minister noted that the education of women means early marriages and the deaths of young children decrease. At the same time, the inclusion of girls in primary education around the world leads to several hundred million women’s access to the labor market and further increase in the gross domestic product.
“Almost all girls in Azerbaijan are provided with primary education. Recently, the number of girls applying for higher education has started to exceed the number of boys. If we look at the reports of the World Bank, one of the shortest ways for the economic growth of Azerbaijan is women’s participation in the economy. The education of girls is one of the main priorities for the Ministry of Science and Education,” said the minister.
Other speakers expressed the importance of holding such events. It was noted that attention should be paid to the education of girls and increasing their role in society.
Later, the protocol of intent was signed between the Ministry of Science and Education and the State Committee for Family, Women and Children’s Affairs regarding the joint implementation of the “Support Young Girls’ Education” project.
Thereafter, certificates were presented to 25 girls from low-income families and vulnerable groups who scored high marks in the admission exams to higher schools.
It should be noted that in 2021, the State Committee together with the Ministry of Science and Education implemented the “Support Young Girls’ Education-2021” campaign dedicated to the 120th anniversary of the “Girls’ School” founded by Haji Zeynalabdin Tagiyev and October 11 – International Girls’ Day. Within the framework of the campaign, 14 female students from low-income families who scored high points in the admission exam to higher education institutions were financially supported.