Kazakh Foundation to Provide Academic Support For Children Victims of Tragic January Events

ASTANA – The  Qazaqstan Halqyna Foundation will cover higher education fees for children wounded during the January events and those whose parents died during the riots. This decision was made during the foundation’s board meeting at Jan. 16 session.

Photo credit: Oleksandr Pidvalnyi.

“In order to provide further charitable assistance and support to the families of the citizens that died and the children injured during the tragic January events, changes and additions were made to the current Educational Grants Program for the provision of grants and scholarships,” said the statement.

The foundation’s education program previously included only children from vulnerable categories of the population and children from rural areas. Unlike these categories, the children from the new expanded category, in addition to universities, will also be able to go to vocational education institutions and have their fees paid for by the foundation.

Children of 238 people who died during the January unrest and 13 children affected by riots are eligible for the program. The money allocated to children who did not turn 18 yet will be kept in their savings accounts.

The Qazaqstan Halqyna (to the people of Kazakhstan) Foundation is designed to boost social support. It was founded at the initiative of President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev in the wake of the January Events of 2022. 

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