«We are all children of one nation – the Kazakh people. We all have one native land: this is the sacred Kazakh steppe. In this world we have only one homeland: this is an independent Kazakhstan». Kazakhs, «dying and living», since ancient Turkic times have preserved their fundamental image, way of life-the spirit of freedom and loftiness. The basis of the Kazakh statehood began with the ancient Saks and is a continuation of the Huns, Kangun, Kipchak, Ak Orda and the Kazakh Khanate-the state of independent Kazakhstan. The terrible December story, inspired by the ancestors who defended their country for independence with the power of the white wrist, the tip of the white spear, became a tragic and tragic story of the Kazakh people. Yes, the December events, although they sounded so stormy, but they shone into our soul. The echoes of December brought us the dawn of independence. In this regard, within the framework of «Rukhani zhangyru» among the students of the 1st year of the specialty «Special Pedagogy» of the Zhetysu University named after I. Zhansugurov, Faculty of Pedagogy and Psychology under the leadership of Yerzhanova Gulnur Zharbulganovna, the competition «Independence – our main value!» was held, the planned open educational hour was held through the Google Meet platform. The organized educational hour was attended by faculty members and curators.