Lira graduated from the New Generation Academy of AUCA this year, and enrolled AUCA, department of Sociology.
Lira was one of the finalists of ACCESS Program. She was a responsible, motivated student during the whole program, and was highly respected among other students. She conducted training independently, and made very good presentations on education projects, as well as worked on social projects.
ACCESS Program is a competitive program, and participants are from all over Kyrgyzstan. This year, 270 students have been selected, and Lira is known to be one of the honored students between 20. Lira is proficient in MS programs, such as MS Office, Moviemaker, Picaso, etc.
Lira also participated in “Summer School of Democracy 2012”, where she had the opportunity of meeting with senior officials. It is worth mentioning the Lira’s contribution to social project of ACCESS Program is collecting books for orphanages of Kant city. She also opened classes at American Corner where she was teaching children drawing and making presentations on great painters of the world.
All the above mentioned experiences will give her an opportunity to take an active part of social life at AUCA, and greatly make contributions to it.
But her family cannot fully pay the tuition fees. So, Lira needs Kiva loan so that she could study without thinking about finance.
About American University of Central Asia
The American University of Central Asia (AUCA) is a nonprofit, international, multidisciplinary university in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Founded in 1993 with the support of the United States Government and the Open Society Institute, it provides a unique American-style liberal arts curriculum for top students in the region.
About 90% of AUCA students receive financial aid of some sort. Kiva lenders’ funds are used to supplement financial aid packages with loans offered to students starting their freshman year at the university.