FLEX-Alumni Bringing Ideas, Leadership, and Initiative To Youth.
Dates: 16-19 July, 2015
Deadline: June 9th, 11:59 PM EST

Flexability 2015 - Central AsiaAmerican Councils for International Education announces the Central Asia FLEX-Ability Workshop to be held in Almaty, Kazakhstan on July 16-19 2015.  The workshop is designed to teach FLEX alumni from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan project design and management skills.  Alumni will attend sessions on one of the following subtopics English language instruction, environment and healthy lifestyle, or gender equality.  Alumni will leave the conference prepared to take on issues facing their communities.

Who can participate in the FLEX-Ability Workshop?

Fifteen FLEX alumni from each country will be selected by a panel evaluators of U.S. Embassy, AmericanIMG_4599 Councils, and FLEX Alumni program staff based on the submitted application and proposed project ideas. Eligibility criteria: FLEX Alumni of all years from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan may apply. FLEX alumni from Turkmenistan, currently living in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan or Tajikistan may also apply.  Preference will be given to those alumni who have not previously participant in a FLEX-Ability workshop, who have a specific interest in one of the workshop themes or subtopics, and who are prepared to hold a post-workshop community service project utilizing the skills learned at the Central Asia FLEX-Ability workshop trainings.
Conference Costs:

Participation in the Central Asia FLEX-Ability Conference is free for the selected participants.  All costs including round-trip transportation and room and board will be covered by a combination of grants from U.S. Embassies from participating countries and funding through the FLEX Alumni program.  Participants may be asked to cover the cost of travel to and from their home to the capitol city of their country.
Application Information:

Interested applicants must complete and submit the online application with all accompanying materials and a picture for the conference handbook June 9th, 2015 11:59 PM EST. Late submissions will not be accepted!

For questions, contact Leyla Aslanova laslanova@americancouncils.org