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ALUMNI ARTICLES

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...

Kazakhstan Alumna Aizhan Alzhanova ’04 Initiates a Club for Socially Vulnerable Women

A valuable change starts with a single person who dares to take a step forward, and FLEX alumna Aizhan Alzhanova '04 (Shymkent, Kazakhstan/Gibson, GA)...

FLEX Alumni from Southern Kazakhstan Implement an Inclusive Debate Tournament

During International Education Week 2017, the alumni community of Southern Kazakhstan held a series of events in celebration of the joint initiative of the...

My Family’s Story – 20 Years of FLEX

Khamza Iyldyz ’17 (Jonesville, MI/ Astana, Kazakhstan) and his mother Leyla Malaeva ‘97 (Beavercreek, OH/ Ust-Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan) I am honored to share my FLEX...

Central Asia FLEX-Ability Workshop 2017: Smart Storytelling

All of us have stories to tell – and FLEX alumni have so many!  From their exchange experiences to stories of the impact that...

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

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...

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...

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

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,...

FLEX Alumni Volunteer to Promote Education in the USA

Education USA Advising Centers* in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Russia, and Ukraine held U.S. Higher Education Fairs this fall and FLEX alumni in these countries...

GYSD GRANTS

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...

GYSD Project: Economics Olympiad in Astana, Kazakhstan

Project Organizer: Zhanar Tuleutayeva '13Event Location: Astana, Kazakhstan$200 in FLEX Alumni GYSD Matching Grant Funding$ 200 cost share from: Nazarbayev University Zhanar Tuleutayeva '13  and...

GYSD Project: Debating Tournament in Astana, Kazakhstan

Project Organizer: Gulnaz Tabynbayeva '14Event Location: Astana, Kazakhstan$500 in FLEX Alumni GYSD Matching Grant Funding$7440 cost share from: the Nomad Debate Club, Nazarbayev University,...

NOTABLE ALUMNI

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...

Gulnar Tyndybaeva ‘96 Founder of Look.tm Fashion Portal

'Share your skills and FLEX experience with as many people as you can,’ Gulnar advises to FLEX alumni. ‘People are the same in every...