Project is designed to promote entrepreneurship for solving socially important issues of communities in Atyrau Oblast and Zhylyoi District.
In 2018, within the framework of Zharkyra program, 8 social and entrepreneurial projects were supported to the amount of 12 000 000 tenge, including 6 projects from Atyrau and 2 projects from Zhylyoi and Makhambet districts:
Gulbaram Yermukhanova with the "Venera Inclusive workshop" project. Gulbaram scored the highest and won a grant of KZT 3 million and a professional internship. Being the mother of a special child, Gulbaram is aware of the problems faced by parents of such children in Atyrau. The project will help in the development of children with disabilities diagnosed with autism, developmental retardation, developmental speech delay, and Down's syndrome.
Gulden Utebaliyeva with her project "Sports club for the disabled" in Makhambet district received an interest-free loan of KZT1.5 million and professional internship. The club occupies a room in a sports school, where classes for disabled people on board games and ping-pong are held. Gulden’s goal is to attract even more disabled persons to sports.
Ilyas Usenov with his project "Vera" Sports and Health Center for the Disabled Persons" won an interest-free loan of KZT 1,5 million and a professional internship. Ilyas was diagnosed with group 1 disability as a result of a workplace injury. For several years he has been undergoing rehabilitation treatment in various centers in Almaty and Astana. Therefore, he decided to start a sports and fitness center for disabled persons in Atyrau to improve their condition and to bring them back to life. In the center of Ilyas, they will be able to exercise on special simulators and have fellowship.
Almagul Shudabayeva with her "FasTracKids: Future Leaders" project will receive a loan of KZT 3 million and a professional internship. "FasTracKids" is an international franchise of children's educational centers. The center is aimed at creating a developing environment for children, discovering their abilities, developing the necessary personal qualities. Children with disabilities can learn in the "Montessori" room. The project addresses the problem of acute shortage of pre-school institutions in Kulsary and high-quality early development for children.
Askar Aldan with his "Robotics Club" project won a professional internship. In robotics classes, students between 6 and 16 years old construct and assemble robots, work with sensors, motors, and write programs for robots. This contributes to the development of their technical and engineering skills, logic, ability to solve problems and seemingly unsolvable tasks.
Gulzhan Yelesheva with her project "Tughan Zher" Tourism and Local History Club" received an interest-free loan in the amount of KZT 500 thousand. The project will allow schoolchildren to explore their homeland and learn survival skills. Club members will acquire theoretical knowledge that will help them in hiking.
Tatiana Zimmerman with her project "Happy Mother" Birthing Classes Center" received an interest-free loan of KZT 3 million and a professional internship. The center helps women to give birth to healthy babies and to bring the family together. For this purpose, the center provides special exercise classes, lectures and consultations of a family psychologist.
Marina Kantseva with her "Splash" Art Studio" project will undergo a professional internship. Marina started the studio in 2016. The studio has a music theater, a photo studio, vocal, and choreography, painting and handicrafts classes. There is a "We Live" teenage club at the studio. Its social task is the initial career guidance of teenagers from low-income families in the field of humanitarian and creative activity, creating jobs and training future staff.
The laboratory will be the first of its type in Kazakhstan and will provide a valuable source of knowledge about the ecological state of the region.
In the context of Kazakhstan’s strategic goal to ensure sustainable development and to create industries based on "green" technologies, the project plans to work with industrial enterprises and individuals providing them with a range of services; thus, supporting the development of agriculture and agro-industrial complexes. SWAPTEL will provide a base for research teams to investigate the best ways to interact with the environment using ecological methods to enhance the quality of the natural resources in the regions. An integrated approach to the analysis of soil, water and plants will offer the pro-active solution to the problems of reducing the costs associated with the production of agricultural products and the land management by the timely and environmentally appropriate application of fertilizers, pesticides, and other measures.
Besides the high-quality analysis of local soil, water and plant resources, the laboratory will serve as a platform to build up a strong human resources base (a pool of practice-based researchers and experts) in the environmental studies area and to educate the local community in the areas of soil treatment and management, drinking water problems and plant cultivation.
During the reporting period, the laboratory had been fully equipped with laboratory furniture, equipment for water, soil and plant analyses. Purchased equipment had been fully installed and verified, documents for “SWAPTEL” laboratory accreditation had been prepared.
Project: To establish Zhylyoi healthcare as industry leader in Atyrau Oblast by creating an innovative, differentiated, and patient-centered experience.
The social project is aimed at training psychologists, parents, schoolchildren of the city, in order to increase the professional competence of general educational institutions in the field of psychological knowledge, to teach parents effective interaction with children, as well as to reveal the potential of the personality of children, to choose their personal professional way and conflict-free life in family and school.
To increase psychological and parental competencies and develop the potential of future professionals in society.
Work performance place: Schools #2, #11, #12, SS named after Jambul, Small academy of arts and 2 boarding schools (special boarding school for children with hearing disorders, and boarding school for children with vision and speech disorders)
Participants: children from 14 to 18 years old from 5 secondary schools, optionally parents in Atyrau city and their children; teachers and psychologists in Atyrau city
The project "Workshop Koltanba" included events that could increase the social significance of people with disabilities, distract them from loneliness, expand the circle of communication, teach skills in applied art and joiner's skill.
Project goal: To improve the quality of life of young people with disabilities in the city of Atyrau and rural districts through the organization of intensive, systematic, practical training in the production of souvenirs.
During reporting period, the project covered people with disabilities living in Atyrau city and Atyrau oblast districts:
The main goal of the development program of the "Yntamak" community is to increase the social capital of the local community for sustainable economic development by implementing social, educational and charitable projects. Increasing the accessibility and quality of education in orphanages, higher and secondary educational institutions in the Atyrau region by attracting volunteers from Tengizchevroil LLP , on the one hand. And also motivating TCO employees, contributing to the enhancement of TCO's reputation and increasing the potential of the local community by:
Total volunteers in 2018 – 397
Total volunteer hours for 2018 – 2,629
Total funds raised in 2018 – 25,571,168 KZT
English Club. With the volunteers’ support in Atyrau University of Oil and Gas and Atyrau State University, meetings with students were organized.
Guest lecture. After conducting interviews with higher educational institutions, the topics of guest vocational and technical lectures were determined. Yntymak team launched an information campaign among the employees of Tengizchevroil LLP for recruitment of interested volunteers.
Hearing aids. Specially invited doctor from Almaty, Suyundyk Nusipbekov, specializing in children with hearing impairment, examined each child in advance and individually selected each hearing aid. With TCO and XYZ community of TCO employees support, 15 hearing aids were purchased for children from the Oblast Boarding School #3.
Youth House. Yntymak volunteers holds regular meetings with residents of the Youth House, where the graduates of the Children's homes of the city of Atyrau live from 17 to 23 years while they stand in line to receive their own housing from the state. In total 25 meetings were organized.
Children’s Adaption Centre. The Center temporarily accommodates children and adolescents between the ages of 3 and 17 while they await the court's decision regarding their future. Yntymak program volunteers also conducted regular meetings with the center’s children. In total 35 meetings were organized.
Family-type children’s village “Shanyrak”. Volunteers organized visits, games, English classes and concerts for children
Nursing home for elderly and the disabled. Yntymak program volunteers visited nursing home for elderly and organized concerts with gifts.
Planting trees. TCO volunteers planted 30 trees like elm, ash, maple in the yard of Oblast Boarding School #3.
Cleanup event “Together for act of kindness” - cleaning of garbage from the territory allocated by the Atyrau City Akimat. In one day 1 “Kamaz” truck of garbage was collected and exported.
Special Library for blind and visually impaired citizens of Atyrau city. Were purchased chequeens, chess for the blind and visually impaired, a desktop tactile globe, Braille slates and devices for writing, as well as textbooks and books.
Collection and distribution of things
«Saving baby fish in the Ural river» - saved 20 000 baby fishes
School kits. 300 children received bags with school kits
Projects in Zhylyoi region:
The project of the British Council “English for Success” is aimed at improving the quality of teaching, studying and assessing English proficiency, which in turn will open professional and academic opportunities for beneficiaries.
192 Atyrau city and 7 district schools have been involved in the project.