The seminar Organization & Action of School Councils was conducted for deputy directors on
education in schools and colleges.
By invitation of the Institute of Educational Matters under the Kazakh Academy of Education, the
head of YLA took part in the International seminar on training leaders of youth camps Integration
Through Created Tolerance held in Narva (Estonia) in May.
The head of YLA participated in the grant committee review of projects submitted to UI.
The head of YLA participated in the Central Asian forum on education held in Bishkek in May
and presented YLA's Global Education program activities.
Internal Capacity Building
The organization focused on strengthening its branches, extending staff and recruiting volunteers.
As such, a number of trainings, consultations and program and informational supports were
provided in the regional branches.
YLA promoted its activity by delivering seminars on new methods for youth outreach and
organization of UN & school council clubs for representatives of Departments of Education and
Institutes of Qualification Improvement.
The Taraz branch implemented a project to create groups of eco leaders among students in
A number of seminars on program and planning issues were conducted for YLA trainers in
Almaty on May 18 and 26.
By invitation of Ministry of Culture, Information & Public Accord, in April YLA trainers
conducted trainings for young soldiers of Almaty.
Kyrgyzstan (Focus NGO)
1. Bishkek Center For Social Initiatives (BCSI), Bishkek
BCSI conducted a roundtable on the issues of internal migration on June 19, attended by 42
people, representing National Statistical Committee, City Administration, Regional Center on
Migration, NGOs and internal migrants. They shared views on a bill on internal migration,
procedures of ownership registration, strengthening a role of self governing bodies in improving
life conditions of internal migrants in new residential areas of Bishkek.
BCSI conducted a series of seminars Developing Civic Dialogue in New Residential Areas is A
Way to Involve Internal migrant in Protecting Their Rights on June 5 11.
BCSI organized a press conference in the office of State News Agency Kabar, devoted to the
specific issues of internal migration, for example low quality facilities in new residential areas,
and BCSI activities to address them.
Internal Capacity Building
The BSCI Director participated in the international seminar Integration Through Created
Tolerance held in Narva (Estonia) in May 25 30. The seminar sought to build the skills of
participants to cultivate tolerance among youth.
On April 25 28, a member of the Board of Directors took part in the training on Strategic
Planning and Financial Sustainability, held in Issyk Kul.
BCSI has been successful in raising funds this quarter it received a GTZ grant of $2,600 to
conduct community mobilization activities in the new residential area Ala Too, populated mostly
with internal migrants. In addition NDI provided $1,000 to conduct seminars aimed at ensuring a
dialogue between migrant organizations and local governments of new residential areas.
2. Talas Oblast Farmers Union (TOFU), Talas
TOFU's Board of Directors met on May 17 to approve date and place of the 4
TOFU members. The conference was held on May 31 with participation of 94 members. The
President and Vice President were re elected for a new term. The conference was attended by
representatives of Talas and Jambyl Oblast Administrations and journalists from five newspapers
and three TV companies.