Dauren Turysbayev knows on his own experience the difficulties wheelchair using people face on the stair flights to go out, or too high street curbs hindering from passing the street. When project start was announced in Taldykorgan, he already had the idea to offer at Zhasproject – he was going to build ramps at the entryways to apartment houses. The idea is not brand new, and he used the ramp drawings found available on the internet, because it was something he wanted to do always, but had no funds.
Andrei Suleimanov is 23 years old, he is an alumni of the medical college, but an artist by vocation. Therefore, he decided to devote his life to holidays and events, where he could express his artistic skills. Andrei sees a nonpalpable, at the first sight, subtle liason between these two different professions: “Events management – is also a therapy of some sort, injection of arts and good spirits. I have always been keen on organizing events at school and college, it was there when I understood what I want to do”.
The 25 years old Aibek has a profession rare for Kazakhstan, he – is a painter and sculptor. As any artist he is permanently in search for inspiration. Once he had a chance to observe a shoes master making shoes using a sharp knife to carve leather details, removing the excess, gathering it all into a whole piece. The process captivated Aibek, and he emediately decided to learn the craft, so akin to his profession. Today Aibek is the owner of a small shoe sewing facility in a rural area in Kyzyl Zhar, South Kazakhstan region, which he launched last year with the support of the joint project between the World Bank and MoES RoK.
It is sometimes so problematic for the elderly people to acquire the information technologies. Especially now, when all the topical information about government services, news, communication with children living in other cities are available via internet, and can be reached in a ouple of minutes, but for the elderly people it is impossible without support of the young people.
How to provide your children with clothes and keep yourself fashionable and stylish if you are – a mother of multiple children? Dina Tursynkhanova, a young citizen of Pavlodarskoye village is the one who has faced the issue.
Baba Shura is 98 years old. Her only interlocutors are the old residents of the charity house, where she is living her remaining days. The granny didn’t have any children or grandchildren until last year, when girls from Karaganda started seeing her. Students girls of the “Esil” youth house, Antonina Anikina, Liya Iskhakova, Veronika Ragushina, Elena Reger and Valentina Shurshenkova decided to take care of lonely elderly people.
Shahlo Ibragimova’s dreams about her own saloon started when she was a college student, but to make her dream come true she lacked the experience and recourses. In order to develop professional skills, she decided to provide free hair cuts for those who cannot afford to pay. Thus, together with her friends, hairdressers, they built a mobility group of volunteers, which would visit veterans, limited mobility people, orphan houses, rehabilitation centre of the mother and child. In spring 2017, on social netweorks she came across Zhasproject announcement and felt it was her chance to open a saloon, to learn project management and develop entrepreneurial skills.
Alakol village of Pavlodar region is located at 300 km from the regional centre. Until 2017 there were no places where local women could go and do sports.
It is great when profession takes roots from a mere hobby or interest. The story of Alexei Muliavka and Sergei Bogdashin from Ekibastuz proves that. Once, when discussing the possible ways of earning via internet, Sergei asked for his help. “I needed to process several pictures. Instead of doing it himself, he showed me the main buttons of Photoshop so that I can learn to do it myself, and wished me a good luck. The new skill opened galaxies for me! Now I could create whatever my imagination allows me”, - recalls Sergei.
Today, every Kazakhstani citizen has to speak at least three languages – the logo of the MoES says is required in order to develop a competitive youth. And the youth is very eager to gain that goal – recently, as a result of the joint effort between the World Bank and the MoES RoK, in Ak ui, a remote village of South Kazakhstan region, a language school was launched, initiated by three college students.