Central Asia FLEX Ability Workshop 2019 in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

On July 25-28, 61 FLEX Alumni from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan attended the Central Asia FLEX Ability Workshop in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan to...

FLEX Alumni and The Youth: Shaping Children into Responsible Adults of the Future

Young people play a very important role in the progress of any country. They represent the future and if groomed right, they can bring...

FLEX Alumni and Business: Initiatives that are Helping the Business Community Thrive

Small businesses are often said to be the backbone of any economy. Just like everything else, it is also important to create awareness about...

4 FLEX Alumni Projects That Were All About Promoting STEM in 2018

Given the progress of technology, foundational skills in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) have become more important than ever. Throughout 2018, FLEX alumni...

Alumni Mentoring Games in North Kazakhstan

In March, Alumni Coordinator Aknur Berdigulova ‘14 (Karaganda, Kazakhstan/Pearland, TX) coordinated 97 alumni meet-ups with the goal of promoting participating alumni’s professional and personal...

Youth Empowerment in Eurasia: Seven Initiatives by FLEX Alumni

FLEX Alumni became more independent and grew as they lived, and learned during an academic year in the U.S.  Many returned home to share...

Ayaulym Tursynkhnova ’17: Change Starts Locally

Ayaulym Tursynkhanova’17 (Ust-Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan /Beresford, SD) is both a FLEX and ACCESS Program alumna. She is a former City Representative (CR) of Ust-Kamenogorsk, and,...

FLEX Alumni Reunion at the Youth Global Forum in Paris

 North Kazakhstan Alumni Coordinator Aknur Berdigulova '14 (Karaganda, Kazakhstan - Pearland, Texas) received a fellowship to attend the Youth Global Forum from December...

Self-Defense Workshop in Petropavlovsk, Kazakhstan

An exceptional City Representative from Northern Kazakhstan, Alena Stakhanova ’18 (Petropavlovsk, Kazakhstan/Milton, DE), organized a self-defense workshop for thirty young women.  Alena collaborated...

Second Annual Inclusive Debate Tournament in Kazakhstan

In honor of International Day of Persons with Disabilities, the Alumni Coordinator of South Kazakhstan Bibinur Zhamaliddenova ’15 (Aktau, Kazakhstan/ Madison, OH) and alumna...