“Saemaul Undong of Kyrgyzstan”:
A non-profit and non-governmental public association.
Saemaul undong movement, also known as New community movement, supports active involvement of village community in the development of their village, implementation of social and economic projects based on “ashar” method and through cooperation, self-help, and hard work.
One of the priority areas of the Association is the involvement of the young generation in the development of their village as well as call for the development of entire Kyrgyzstan.
Thanks to this program, which was initiated in early 1970, the Republic of Korea achieved success within the short period of time. On 18 June 2013, the UNESCO recognized Saemaul Undong as one of the world’s best practices of the development of villages and entire nations.
Certificate of Honor of the Kyrgyz Republic:
For the implementation of a socially significant project of the Ak-Korum – Kerege-Tash irrigation canal construction to improve the living conditions of the population of Maidan village of Kadamjai district (Batken region) the “Saemaul Undong of Kyrgyzstan” public association was awarded the Certificate of Honor of the Kyrgyz Republic.
The President of the Kyrgyz Republic: Mr. Sooronbai Zheenbekov
August 28, 2019
Degree of the President №115
Certificate of Honor of the Parliament of the Kyrgyz Republic:
The Chairman of the “Saemaul Undong of Kyrgyzstan” public association, Mr. Asuan Zhakypov was awarded the “Certificate of Honor” by the Speaker of the Parliament of the Kyrgyz Republic.
The award was presented by the Kyrgyzstan parliament for many years of fruitful work, significant contribution to the socio-economic development of the Kyrgyz Republic, active public activities as well as successful implementation of infrastructure projects aimed at improving the living conditions of village people. Since 2010, the public association, lead by Mr. Asuan Zhakypov, along with leaders from each state, has implemented more than 70 projects to improve the lives of the people, attracting significant investment and funds from donors to the seven regions of Kyrgyzstan.
Speaker of Parliament: Mr. Talant Mamytov
July 02, 2021
Degree № 45 – OD/PG
Stages of the development of "Saemaul Undong in Kyrgyzstan"
Saemaul Globalization Foundation, Good Neighbours, SMU Center, Good Partner
of the Movement
Since 2015, the Assocciation has move forward to a new level.
of the youth
Two times in a row, the Association jointly with the Korean Education Center organized the visit of Korean students-volunteers to a local school in Kaiyrma Village, Chui Oblast, in 2016 and Kolmo Residential Area, Bishkek City, in 2017. A free school camp was organized during summer holiday for school children.
“My Village” Project
In December 2015, the Association developed a project of «My Village» Concept, which provides for the adaptation and implementation of the Korean Village Development Model in 25-30 villages of Kyrgyzstan.
In 2014, the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic expressed its interest in Saemaul Undong program first initiated in the Republic of Korea.
The goal of KOICA committee was the identifiction of the problem and opportunities of Kyrgyzstan in terms of the introduction and adaptation of the Korean Village Development Model.
23 March 2016, Bishkek City. An agreement on grant allocation for Bakyian Village, Talas Oblast, to supply local residents with drinking water was signed. The agreement was signed between «Good Partner» Charity Public Foundation, Bakiyan Local Self-Government, «Saemaul undong of Kyrgyzstan» Public Association, and «Korona» ltd.
5 March 2017, Osh City. An agreement on the construction of a water tank for water storage in Kenzhegul Village, Karasuu District, to supply local residents with drinking water was signed. The agreement was signed between «Samchong Sem» PF, Kashkar Kyshtak Local Self Government, and «Saemaul Undong of Kyrgyzstan» PA.