Teacher featured in RFE/RL story receives recognition by government

RFE/RL Kyrgyz service produced a video story about a very dedicated school teacher in remote village in northern Kyrgyzstan, who rides his horse for 10 kilometers every day to reach his school and makes the same way back after. Every day, Kenesh Shorukov wakes up before dawn and rides his horse across the rugged terrain of northern Kyrgyzstan. His goal: to get to class on time and set a positive example for his students.

After the video story was published, the government officials decided to award Shorukov with a special state title “The Honored Teacher”.