On January 28, 2017, Build Your Future project organized its next event dedicated to project values.
The event which brought together participants from four new regions covered by the project (Agdash, Kurdemir, Ujar, and Yevlakh) took place in Gabala and was dedicated to creativity and critical thinking. Speakers of the event included: Araz Yusubov, Vice-Dean of School of Information Technologies and Engineering and IT instructor at ADA University, Shams Mustafayeva, trainer, coach, and Adviser on International Relations at Azerbaijan Sports Academy, and Yaqub Aliyev, Mathematics Instructor at ADA.
Each speaker delivered a presentation on the topic and conducted interactive activities. Mr. Araz Yusubov talked about the importance of IT and programming skills and their application in life. He explained the process of creative thinking and spoke about its stages. Shams Mustafayeva helped the project participants understand the difference between creative and critical thinking, the value and benefits of each. She conducted several exercises which allowed participants to put their creative and critical thinking skills into practice. Dr. Yagub Aliyev delivered a presentation about how mathematical skills could be used outside of the classroom and how solutions to mathematical problems could be applied to real-life problems.
Established in 2014, the Build Your Future Project is currently carried out both in and outside of Baku. Work in four regions of Azerbaijan (Agdash, Kurdemir, Ujar, and Yevlakh) was possible thanks to support of BP and co-venturers. Apart from expanding its geography to four new regions, the project added a new component to its activities – work with young people with disabilities.