The CSSC's staff conducted follow up M&E of the following five community projects:
Sport & Cultural Center Rodnik in Uspeno Yur'evka Village of Aqmola Oblast. The
center was opened, and its initiative group plans to register a NGO.
Uyut (Comfort) in Moskovsky Village of Aqmola Oblast resulted in building of mini farm
and rural club that aimed at involvement of local youth in social activity.
Zhivaya Voda (Life Water) in Atbasar Town resulted in formation of several initiative groups
among medical workers and teachers who arise public awareness about healthy and social
active lifestyle in the region.
Social Center Nadezhda (Hope) in Prigorodny Village operates on full basis for the needs of
local children and teens.
Implementation of the project Center for Mutual Aid showed sustainable development of its
initiative group's activity.
The CSSC staff participated in a roundtable discussion on May 7 held in the framework of
community project Creation of Public Center Aidyn, being implemented in Prigorodny Village.
The event gathered 14 representatives of initative groups of Zarechny, Tonkeris, Prigorodny
Villages, volunteers of NGOs Nadezhda (Hope), Aidyn, the CSSC ASTRa, Society of Disabled
Children, and covered volunteerism development issues.
On May 27 28, the CSSC assisted in organization of NGO volunteerism training, conducted by
trainers from the NGO Arlan and Kazakhstan Bureau of Human Rights for 15 NGO
On April 24, the CSSC staff organized a meeting of the NGO Forum in the framework of the
national advocacy campaign. 28 local NGOs were informed of initiatives of Joint Platform of
Civil Society Organizations, and legal expertise concerning law draft On NGOs. All participants
signed the Statement to prevent adoption of the Law.
3. Entrepreneurship Development Agency SMEDA, Aqtobe Oblast, Aqtobe
Internal Capacity Building
In April the CSSC expanded its office space and created a separate training room.
The CSSC continued its technical service delivery on chargeable basis (copy, printing, fax).
NGO Forum was held in the CSSC SMEDA and gathered 13 local non governmental
Olga Nazarova, an Independent Evaluation Expert, conducted assessment of the CSSC SMEDA
and meetings with the Center's constituency, clients and former members.
Action plan on capacity building and service delivery development was designed in May.
The CSSC' activity was focused on participatory M&E of the community projects and advocacy
strengthening. PM&E activities were conducted with the following:
Overhaul of Water Pipes in buildings of Consumers' Cooperative Mukomol 26 of Aqtobe was
successfully completed in resulted in improvement of living conditions in the community.
Planting the Neighborhood with Trees in Aqtobe mobilized the community in additional
actions and strengthened social partnership.
Building of 8 Play & Sport Grounds in the neighborhood of Consumers' Cooperative
Sel'mash of Aqtobe resulted in design of the project Creation of Grand Sport Complex
submitted to local Akimat.
Building of Drinking Water Storage by NGO Kamkorshy in Shubarkuduk Village of Temir
County showed impact by social partnership development with local authorities.
In connection to legislation draft On NGOs, the CSSC SMEDA organized NGO Forum to
publicize its critical view about the Law that needs to be prevented from adoption by the
Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan. 13 local NGOs signed the relevant Statement.