Burulai J.Aitikulova worked in secondary school teaching English for eight years. After being nominated as “The Best Teacher of the Year -1994” and awarded “Distinguished Teacher of Kyrgyz Republic”, she was invited to teach at Osh State University. Later, she joined the initiative of Kyrgyz-American “Freedom School”.
Burulai was a finalist of ACCELS program “Excellence in Teaching” and has participated in the discussions and reviews of the national educational strategy, standards, programs, and other policy documents as well as educational methodological materials in Kyrgyz Republic. She also received a scholarship from the Open Society Foundation for the MA program in Leadership in Early Childhood Development and Education, later receiving her MEd.
Burulai conceptualized and designed a mobile application, BalAppan, “Fun Kitep” and “Reading by Playing” with 25 digitalized children books on child development and TV talk show Read Together.
She also developed the concept of the animation program Adventure to the World of Books, which broadcast five-hundred episodes.