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    Website Kazakhstan Alumni, The U.S. Embassy in Kazakhstan

    Alumni of Empower Access Program who participated in a spring 2013 internship with U.S. disability organizations are getting ready to host U.S. disability activists in Almaty, Kazakhstan to carry out joint projects. They are planning a number of trainings and events and need some assistance from bi-lingual volunteers.

    1. ZHIGER – Youth Organization of Persons with Disabilities. 3 volunteers to help translate written materials from English into Russian. We already have a translator for that, but she has a visual disability and some of the tables and charts we received from our colleagues are scanned images, so she experiences difficulties to access those charts. We will need help immediately, as soon as possible. If there are any volunteers available, could they please contact Lukerya at 8-707-3861736 or Farkhat at 8-705-5318485.

    2. ZHIGER – Youth Organization of Persons with Disabilities. During 4 events (Sept. 23 at Library for Blind, Sept. 25-27 at Sanatoria Kargaly) we would need 4 volunteers – 2 guys to assist wheel-chair users and others with physical disability to overcome some physical barriers in the venues. 2 girls to assist with the interpreting (whispering interpreting for our international experts) when Russian speaking people will deliver their speeches. The fact is that we cannot find adequate equipment for simultaneous interpreting with headsets for 60 people for 4 events, so we think some help like that may be needed. Also, these 4 volunteers may be helpful during coffee breaks and lunches to help people find the seats and locate the food, and during some exercises to write something in English on the flipcharts. Finally, any other small tasks may take place as well. If there are any volunteers available, could they please contact Lukerya at 8-707-3861736 or Farkhat at 8-705-5318485.

    3. Almaty City Society of Disabled people. Needs 2 volunteers to assist to overcome physical barriers in the venue at the Leadership forum, 7th of October, Damu Foundation (www.damu.kz), all day. If there are any volunteers available, they can contact Veniamin at veniamin_kz@mail.ru.

    To apply for this job email your details to PistayevaAA@state.gov