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The 2014 FLEX Alumni Grants program winners were announced in May.  Eighty six proposals from nine FLEX countries were submitted for consideration, of which 40 were recommended for funding.  All winning project demonstrated significant cooperation with partner organizations, cost sharing, sustainability efforts, and community need.

Rati Papunashvili'11 Yes We Can Project
2013 FLEX Alumni Grants project “Yes We Can!” by Rati Papunashvili ’11- Tbilisi, Georgia

This year the alumni projects will work to meet the needs of their communities through camps, educational trainings, Training of Trainers (ToT) series, and performing arts events. The projects will cover such aspects as immigration issues, unemployment, reaching out to disadvantage and at-risk children, breaking stereotypes, developing critical thinking skills among school children, increasing environmental awareness across Eurasia, and engaging local communities in volunteerism.


Funded projects include:

  • Munira Mirmamadova ’09 (Khorog, Tajikistan) will work together with local students and volunteers to clean the polluted Panj River.
  • Anna Zedginidze ’10 (Akhaltsikhe, Georgia) will promote civic participation and break ground on opening an NGO to engage the public in volunteer activities.
  • Begaiym Turdalieva ’10 (Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan) together with the Bishkek Feminist Collective SQ will organize a series of anti-violence workshops to engage 30 male representatives in an anti-violence movement. Upon the completion of the workshops the project will continue as a social media movement to promote equality among the sexes.

Congratulations to the 2014 FLEX Alumni Grants Winners:

Suren Karapetyan ARMENIA Reaching Regions
Arman Azizyan ARMENIA Armavir Against Bullying
Saida Antonyan ARMENIA Support to Young Entrepreneurs
Aram Serobyan ARMENIA English For Disabled
Manik Khachatryan ARMENIA Global Village Travel Grant
Nazrin Agharzayeva AZERBAIJAN We Are the Future
Eltaj Hasanova AZERBAIJAN You Can Develop
Sabina Kurgunayeva AZERBAIJAN Our World Summer Camp
Guler Gasimova AZERBAIJAN One Step to the Dream
Nino Jibuti GEORGIA Guiding fot a Brighter Path
Sopiko Tsertsvadze GEORGIA See the Future
Anuka Chonishvili GEORGIA Hygiene Comes First
Anna Zedginidze GEORGIA Right Ways For Your Bright Future
Nato Samnidze GEORGIA Global Village Travel Grant
Tamar Kareli GEORGIA Global Village Travel Grant
Almas Kebekbayev KAZAKHSTAN Programming Boot Camp
Aleksandra Pochtareva KAZAKHSTAN Many a Little Makes a Mickle
Aslan Sataibekov KAZAKHSTAN Debate Academy
Zarrinakhon Mulloboeva KAZAKHSTAN Make the World a Better Place
Aliya Yabekova KAZAKHSTAN Global Village Travel Grant
Begaiym Turdaliyeva KYRGYZSTAN Anti-Violence Movement
Aida Urgaziyeva KYRGYZSTAN EcoCaravan 2014
Jibek Turgunbekova KYRGYZSTAN New Generation
Jangyl Ismailova KYRGYZSTAN Global Village Travel Grant
Valeria Svart-Groger MOLDOVA Social Entrepreneurship-A Way Out Of Crisis
Valentina Biciuc MOLDOVA American Corner
Maria Mocanu MOLDOVA American Corner
Catalina Cucu MOLDOVA English Camp
Omina Sanginova TAJIKISTAN Alumni  Reunion For Inspiration 2
Firuzjon Sodikov TAJIKISTAN Tajikistan Meets
Munira Mirmamadova TAJIKISTAN River-side Clean Up
Oleksandra Tsymbal UKRAINE Sustainability In Action
Daria Batalova UKRAINE Help And Travel
Yuliana Pavlyk UKRAINE MASCOT 2014
Alina Beskrovna UKRAINE Global Village Travel Grant
Anastasiya Benko UKRAINE CACTUS 2014
Liudmyla Krasnytska UKRAINE CACTUS 2014
Oleg Nesterenko UKRAINE KMA Business Con 2.0
Olha Pylypenko UKRAINE Children’s Happiness

Some projects add new dimensions to improve and develop past grant projects and continue the work previously initiated previously, demonstrating a continued, but innovative commitment to their regions’ citizens.