The 27th annual meeting of the international Association Kangourou sans Frontières (AKSF, “Kangaroo without borders”), of which Armenia, represented by the Ayb Educational Foundation, has been a member since 2008, was held in Chicago, US, this year. The representatives of the 87 countries that organize the Kangaroo International Mathematical Competition participated in the meeting. Of those countries, 60 are permanent members of AKSF, 18 are non-permanent members and 9 are applicant countries.
A range of significant issues were discussed during the meeting, the results of the Kangaroo 2019 were assessed and the package of problems for the Kangaroo 2020 were selected, which will be translated by every participant country into their language to prepare it for the coming competition. Armenia is one of the few countries to hold Kangaroo in more than one language.
Elections for the new chair of AKSF were held as well. Meike Akveld, representative of the organization that holds Kangaroo in Switzerland, was elected as the chairman of the Association.
Various organizational issues were discussed during the meeting, including the list of countries proposed as a venue for the organization of the meeting in 2020-2023. In April this year, along with a number of other countries, Armenia, represented by the Ayb Educational Foundation, applied to the AKSF Administration, proposing to hold the AKSF meeting in Armenia in 2023. We are pleased to announce that, within the scope of the meeting, the candidacy of Armenia was unanimously accepted, and our country, represented by the Ayb Educational Foundation, will host the annual meeting of AKSF in 2023. We congratulate us all on this occasion, and particularly all the participant students and schools of Kangaroo Competition in Armenia and Artsakh.
It’s a great honor and responsibility for us all to host the annual meeting of AKSF in Armenia. This choice proves that Armenia, represented by the Ayb Educational Foundation, is a reliable partner on this international platform, while the positive experience of the competition organization makes Armenia recognizable in the international educational arena.