Where We Work: Kazakhstan

Partnered with Chevron, we’re working in western Kazakhstan to connect youth with meaningful personal and professional development opportunities.

In Atyrau, the holistic Zangar initiative fills critical gaps for youth in life skills and science, technology, and math (STEM) education. With training relevant to the local job market, participants will be prepared to succeed. Mindful of long-term programmatic sustainability, we’re also leading a coalition of local community-based organizations and building their capacity to serve vulnerable youth. By empowering young people with the skills to be personally and professional involved in their communities, we’re also working to restore important social engagement. The Zangar initiative is driven by youth and the local community; for example, they voted on the name, which means "mighty" in Kazakh.