In total 14, social projects were submitted for consideration in a national contest titled, “The best social projects in Kazakhstan,” according to Deputy Head of the Astana Department of Employment and Social Programs Olga Demushkan.
“Today, we are conducting an urban qualifying round of the contest. From May to August, we received 14 applications for social projects. They are being implemented by public associations and organisations for persons with disabilities, individuals and non-government organisations (NGOs). They are operating in the framework of the system of social protection of the population, regardless of the funding source. Finalist of the regional competition will be determined in the next few days,” Demushkan told the press during a meeting to review the applications.
According to Demushkan, all projects are to be implemented in the capital and socially inclusive, which means they will include the disabled, pensioners and mothers with many children.
In addition, Demushkan noted some of the most interesting projects, participating in the regional competition. One of them is computer literacy for elderly people.
“It is a very relevant problem today, as older people do not always know how to use a computer, and by getting new skills, they can use the internet to communicate with each other, to stand in the electronic queue, for example,” she said.
The national stage of the competition will be held tentatively in September or October. According to the results of the regional stage from each region, the best social project will be selected.