Repatriates Assembly

One year for the “Zhas Kazakh” international youth organization

30.11.2020 125

An international youth organization “Zhas Kazakh” was launched exactly one year ago. The purpose of the organization is to establish contacts and provide comprehensive support to young people studying abroad and in Kazakhstan. I am sure that this will not only increase the love for the historical homeland of young people but also helps them to return to Kazakhstan.

Let's have a brief look at the history of the organization. It was established on the initiative of the Young Kazakh “Otandastar Fund”, a non-profit joint-stock company. An idea of creating a joint organization of young people was raised on October 11, 2019, at the round table, in the framework of the project “Holy Kazakhstan” in Aktau. Our active youth from Russia, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Mongolia, and China, who took part in the project, has become the first members of the organization.

A month later, on November 28, the first official meeting of “Zhas Kazakh” was held within the framework of the international roundtable “Otandastar fund. Future Orientation”. This date has been declared as a holiday for the organization. An international roundtable was attended by about 150 young people from 20 countries. Today, close ties are established between Kazakh organizations abroad and “Otandastar fund”. “Zhas Kazakh” organization promotes this connection between young people.

The activities planned for the first half of 2020 have been transferred to the online format due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The organization's social media pages have become the information, cultural and entertainment platform for young people. A week was held in each country, which helped to get to know each other. The consultative meetings, educational classes with public activists, discussion forums, and language marathons were organized for the students studying in Kazakhstan. A live musical evening, which takes place every Friday, provided an opportunity to identify talented young people and introduce them to the public.

When an epidemiological situation in the country stabilized, the project “Holy Kazakhstan” was implemented with the support of the “Otandastar fund”. This time the event was held to acquaint young people with the holy places of Shymkent and Turkestan region. It was attended by 20 active students from China, Mongolia, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. During the visit, they got acquainted with the mausoleums “Ibrahim Ata”, “Karashash Ana”, “Arystanbab” and “Khoja Ahmed Yassaui”, the town of “Old Otyrar”, the new image of Turkestan, the capital of Turkic countries.

The representative offices of “Zhas Kazakh” were opened in universities where compatriots study. In addition, the official representatives of the organization are appointed in Iran, Mongolia, Uzbekistan, and Russia, and joint projects are organized as well.

This is a brief overview of the work of the international youth organization “Zhas Kazakh” for a year. Undoubtedly, the work will be doubled in the future. We hope that the organization will become a golden bridge between the bloody youth and society. With bloody youth - to the future!

Alzhan Sharipov,

Manager of the “Otandastar Fund” JSC