Nazarbayev Intellectual schools today met the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Italian Republic Pasquale D'Avino.
Chairperson of the Board, Autonomous Educational Organization "Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools", Kulyash Shamshidinova conducted for Mr. D'Avino a tour around the Intellectual School of Physics and Mathematics in Astana. This is the first visit of the new Italian Ambassador to the Intellectual School. He got acquainted with the system of Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools, as a breakthrough project in Kazakhstani education. A special delight of the ambassador was caused by the tarantella, performed on the dombra. Pasquale D'Avino invited the school dombra orchestra for a diplomatic reception in June, in honor of the Republic Day. So that the famous Italian dance will be sounded on the Kazakh folk instrument once again.
After the campus tour, the key points of the forthcoming cooperation were discussed.
- At the moment more than 500 students of Intellectual schools want to study Italian as a second foreign language. Our cooperation opens up prospects for gaining scholarships in Italian universities. Italy as a country with a rich history and culture, is of great interest. Graduates of Intellectual schools are interested in the technical universities in Italy, which have a strong base in design, architecture, engineering, - Kulyash Shamshidinova stated.
Mr. Pasquale D'Avino noted that he was impressed by the Intellectual schools and expressed his willingness to work together.
- We support the initiatives of the Intellectual Schools, and you have my enthusiasm to build effective cooperation mechanisms. Italy has a rich history of education. It was Bologna where the first university was created, and in Pisa Galileo Galilei created Physics. Besides sciences, we believe in the importance of forming leadership and special competencies. In particular, a vision, that the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan had, when he proposed the creation of Intellectual schools. I like your systematic approach to training, you cooperate with the whole world, - Pasquale D'Avino emphasized.