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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...

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...

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...

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...

Transforming our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Do you know about 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals? Marzhan Balabek ’17 (Taraz, Kazakhstan/ Northport, AL), the FLEX Alumni City Representative of Almaty, recognized...

WORKSHOP PROJECTS

Amazing Alumni Projects from the Central Asia FLEX-Ability Workshop 2016

FLEX alumni from Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan organized grant projects following the 2016 Central Asia FLEX-Ability Workshop (CAFAW) on social entrepreneurship.  Alumni shared what they...

Call For Mentors: 2017 Central Asia Smart Storytelling FLEX-Ability Workshop

Workshop Dates  July 20-23, 2017 Location: Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Theme: Smart Storytelling Deadline: June 20, 2017. 11:59 PM EST. Kindly apply here. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Central Asia FLEX-Ability Workshop 2017 is training...

Call For Applications: 2017 Central Asia Smart Storytelling FLEX-Ability Workshop

Workshop Dates  July 20-23, 2017 Location: Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Theme: Smart Storytelling Deadline: June 16, 2017. 11:59 PM EST. Kindly apply via this online application. Cental Asia FLEX-Ability Program Description FLEX-Alumni Bringing...

Social Café: Social Entrepreneurship in Action in Kazakhstan

Organizers of the Social Cafe in Astana have recently opened a crowdfunding campaign to support the initiative.  All of the funds raised will help...

FLEX GRANTS

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...

First Ultimate Frisbee Tournament in Karaganda, Kazakhstan

On June 17, exceptional City Representative Yana Veytsman ’17 (Karaganda, Kazakhstan/Colorado Springs, CO) organized the very first Ultimate Frisbee tournament in Kazakhstan. This event...

FLEX Alumni in South Kazakhstan Celebrate Gender Equality through Sports

This March, the FLEX Alumni community of South Kazakhstan organized a Powderpuff football game in Almaty in honor of International Women’s Day. ‘Powderpuff’ is...

Pull Yourself Up by your Bootstraps Bootcamp by Karina Ibragimova ’14

During her FLEX exchange year, Karina Ibragimova ‘14 (Aktobe, Kazakhstan/ Cogan Station, PA) was surprised by the variety of classes offered at her American...

5 Projects Ideas for FLEX Alumni, by FLEX Alumni Grants 2016 Winners 🙂

Every year, FLEX Alumni around the world hold amazing projects with the support of the FLEX Alumni Grants program. If you missed the full...

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

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...

Alumni Abroad: Social Media Campaign by FLEX Alumni Kazakhstan

“Travel while you are young and able. Don’t worry about the money, just make it work. Experience is far more valuable than money will...

Social Café: Social Entrepreneurship in Action in Kazakhstan

Organizers of the Social Cafe in Astana have recently opened a crowdfunding campaign to support the initiative.  All of the funds raised will help...

Astana, Kazakhstan Charity Ball

On November 4, Nazarbayev University hosted the third annual Astana Ball organized with support from a FLEX Alumni Grant won by alumni from Kazakhstan...

Digital Media BootCamp Rocks Kazakhstan!

FLEX alumni recently completed a project aimed to spark creativity in local students in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Alumni organized a four-week digital media boot camp,...

GYSD GRANTS

25 GYSD Projects by FLEX Alumni 2004-2018

As FLEX celebrates the 25th anniversary of the program, we also celebrate the 15th anniversary of FLEX alumni organizing amazing Global Youth Service Day...

Announcing GYSD Matching Grants Program 2019

American Councils for International Education is pleased to announce the annual Global Youth Service Day (GYSD) Matching Grants program for FLEX and YES alumni....

Global Youth Service Day in North Kazakhstan

Five members of the FLEX Alumni Community in North Kazakhstan received Global Youth Service Day Matching Grants and organized amazing projects.  Let’s learn about...

FLEX and YES Alumni Serve Their Communities on Global Youth Service Day

FLEX and YES alumni took on the Global Youth Service Day (GYSD) challenge this spring - organizing events in their communities and working with...

GYSD Project: Debate Tournament in Karaganda, Kazakhstan

Project Organizer: Vadim Absatarov '15Event Location: Karaganda, Kazakhstan$ 150 in FLEX Alumni Grant Funding$ 150 cost share from: NIS school in Karaganda, photographer Dalila...

NOTABLE ALUMNI

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,...

Personal Development Summer Academy for Youth 2017 in Western Kazakhstan

  Every great change starts with an individual willing to take the first step. In the spring of 2017, Amina Kosbayeva '15 (Aktau, Kazakhstan/Cape May...

Inspiring Entrepreneur Almas Kebekbayev ’08: ‘I never regretted leaving a well-paid job’

Success comes in all different ways and forms. And occasionally in order to achieve your goal you need to turn down what's already perceived...

Social Café: Social Entrepreneurship in Action in Kazakhstan

Organizers of the Social Cafe in Astana have recently opened a crowdfunding campaign to support the initiative.  All of the funds raised will help...

Sergey Sek ’04 (Kazakhstan): a Successful Strategist with a Philosophical Mindset

Notes from the Author – FLEX alumna Tatyana Movshevich ’04 (Dzerzhinsk, Russia/Blandon, PA):  Not long ago I attended the City Nomads exhibition at the British...