This information was given to a correspondent of the news agency “Sever-Press” by a representative of the department on affairs of indigenous ethnic minorities of the North in Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug Lidia Kelchina.
The first lessons for youth from indigenous ethnic minorities of the North were conducted in Salekhard. In addition to the general course of English they are studying the subject with deepening into traditions, culture and everyday life of indigenous northerners. The students are learning the course on textbooks of the British publishing house “Macmillan” and materials developed by employees of the center “English Yamal”. The lessons are being conducted by representatives of the center “English Yamal”.
In addition, lessons were conducted in the settlement Syunay-Salye of Yamalskiy district. Groups of preschool children and primary school children participate in them on weekends.
According to the organizers, the project “Yamal Ambassadors” will teach young people to present Yamal in English. After all, every citizen of Yamal has something to tell about the region: about its nature, traditions, lifestyle of indigenous ethnic minorities of the North, industrial development of the Arctic. The intramural form of the project was initiated by the regional department on affairs of indigenous ethnic minorities with financial support of the Association “Yamal for descendants” and the charitable foundation for development of indigenous ethnic minorities of the North. Lessons are taking place within the project “Yamal Ambassadors”.