INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS NETWORK- TUNDUK (ISN) is based on the idea of Student development, integration, mutual respect and personality development.
TUNDUK received its name and spirit from the Kyrgyz word TUNDUK which means unity. ISN-TUNDUK is an International non-governmental organization, founded in Bishkek, The Kyrgyz Republic, on 18th of April 2005, and legally registered with INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF MEDICINE OF INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF KYRGYZSTAN (ISM IUK).
The organization has its head office located in the ISM hostel (Turusbekova street 88/1, 720001).
ISN-TUNDUK aims at working towards the interest of students who seek to acquire the overall development of their personalities.
- Improvement of student leadership and communicative and professional skills.
- Representation of talent in the youth at the local, national and international levels.
- Integration of students of different cultural backgrounds and nationalities by their active mingling during cooperative participation in all activities of the network.
- Development of the spirit of volunteerism amongst students.
- ISN-TUNDUK aims at creating conditions for improved trans-cultural understanding between students of different origins.
A student studying in any university around the world is eligible to become a member of ISN-TUNDUK, after having passed through a selection procedure consisting of an interview conducted by an Interview panel of ISN-TUNDUK in his/her respective university.
Regular Board Meetings are held every Saturday in all member universities.
In these meetings, decisions are made, plans are constructed and notions are discussed between all members of the organization. This is a fantastic opportunity for people from different backgrounds to interact and benefit from one another.
The structure of the Organization is thus:
A. The Founder and Social Expert
Dr. ALEKSEEVA ELENA PETROVNA
B. The Chairman
Dr. MUDASSIR MOHAMMED GHOUSE
C. The Alumni
Former Director ZEESHAN ALI
Former Director NANDURI RAGHUVEER
Former Director KHAWAJA SARA BASHIR
Former Director MALIK AHMAD HASSAN
D. THE DIRECTORATE
Director SINGARA VENKATA SAI MANIDEEP
ISN – “TUNDUK” is the Local Member Organization (LMO) of IFMSA in
the Kyrgyz Republic
ISN – “TUNDUK” along with MUZA is responsible for the distribution of International Student Identity Cards in the Kyrgyz Republic
ISN – “TUNDUK” is the partner organization of Medical Students Public Association of Kyrgyzstan
ISN – “TUNDUK” is the Partner Organization of Center For Youth Initiatives, along with which it organizes various youth camps, Debate clubs at the National level
A. Educational Events
As Medical Students we the members of ISN – “TUNDUK” also the students of ISM, IUK celebrate the AIDS day and also the Tuberculosis day by carrying out rallies, by organizing health camps and educating common people about them.
The English Talking Club has been organized for the past four years, to provide free quality training in discursive English Language. This club has been attended by foreign as well as local students, and has been recognized as a success in all member universities.
B. Competitions and Mind-developing Games
The Medical Art Exhibition, The Medical and General Knowledge Quiz Competitions, The IQ test Activities and the Spelling Spree are all part of the mind-enhancing and mentally invigoration activities the organization hosts to stimulate the students of the member universities towards healthy thinking, productive learning and cooperative working for the achievement of common goals
C. Blood Donation Camp
ISN – “TUNDUK” along with Red Crescent Society celebrates the Blood Donor Day every year on 14th of June by donating blood and also motivating other students and people to donate blood
D. Volunteer work with the United Nations Organization
ISN-TUNDUK has worked as in the spirit of volunteerism, on realizing some health awareness projects of UNICEF in the Kyrgyz Republic. Recently, ISN-TUNDUK teamed up with UNAIDS and hosted a conference which included the youth from various
E. Debate Tournaments
ISN – “TUNDUK” is one of the major Organizers of several Debate competitions like the International Manas Debate Cup, Central Asian Debate Tournament along with American University of Central Asia, Center for Youth Initiatives, The OSCE etc.
Other than this, ISN-TUNDUK also hosts a yearly Debate tournament of its own to prepare students for the larger inter-university events.
F. ISN – “TUNDUK” organizes various workshops and seminars on
- Public Relations
- Health Awareness
- Inter university affairs
- Medical subjects
- Practical training
- Developing communication skills
- Documentation and data management
- Logistics and planning
G. ECOLOGICAL TOUR
As Kyrgyzstan is surrounded by Mountains ISN – “TUNDUK” regularly organizes Ecological Tours to the mountains during which we carry out cleaning of mountain areas from plastic pollutants making the tour both entertaining and useful.
ISN-TUNDUK currently has Boards and/or Members in the following Universities:
- Bishkek Humanities University
- Kyrgyz National University
- Kyrgyz Russian Slavic University
- Polytechnical University
- Kyrgyz Turkish Manas University