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Kazakhstan launched a unique project "World of equal IT opportunities" for young people with special needs


The project is aimed at developing skills and competencies of young people with disabilities in the IT direction. The first stage of the project will be the acceptance of applications, 16 participants with disabilities from all regions of Kazakhstan will be selected, the emphasis will be placed on remote regions.

To participate in the Project, candidates must fill out an online application form on the website http://peerhub.kz/vozmozhnosti-2/247-konkurs-sredi-lits-s-invalidnostyu-dlya-uchastiya-v-molodezhnom-it-lager-v-g-almaty or similar profiles on the sites www.etsh.kzwww.ef-ca.kz

Online application form can be submitted by candidates from all regions of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Consideration of questionnaires is carried out by project Administrators within 9 working days and the results are determined by 3 regions of the Republic of Kazakhstan, with the largest number of questionnaires. Hackathons  will be held in Astana, Almaty, as well as in 3 selected regions of Project participants. The list of candidates who have passed the selection is posted on the websites of the project Administrators within 5 working days.

Participants who passed the competitive selection, within 4 days of the youth IT-camp will receive knowledge in the programming sphere, packaging of their own projects, leadership course and the basics of entrepreneurship. Due to the camp, a competition of IT projects for the social sphere will be held, the best of them will receive grant support in the form of the necessary technical equipment for the launch of a socially oriented IT project. As a result of the training in the IT-camp participants of the Project are given certificates of the training completion.

Participants who received the certificate will be given the opportunity to pass on a free basis full-time (at the place of residence) or distance learning on IT-courses (lasting from 1 to 3 months) in various spheres: web design, programming, computer science, robotics, blockchain, etc.

The project was launched in January 2019 with the support of the Ministry of labor and social protection of the population of Republic of Kazakhstan together with the CF "Erekshe Tandau-Shelek" PA "Society of Resilient People with disabilities" and CF "Eurasia Foundation of Central Asia". The partners of the project were the Fund for the development of social projects "Samruk-Kazyna Trust" and the company "Chevron". The project is aimed at social rehabilitation of socially vulnerable people and their involvement in the IT sphere. Vice-Minister of labor and social protection Nariman Mukushev became the Ambassador of the project.

Changed on 7 February, 2019 - 16:31
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