Articles by Serzhan Bekturov

Kazakhstan Chairs Working Group of Preparatory Commission for Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty

NUR-SULTAN – This year marks the 30th anniversary of the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site. On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.  The international community, recognizing the contribution of Kazakhstan in strengthening the non-proliferation regime of…

Social entrepreneurship project trains 1,000 young Kazakhs

Social entrepreneurship is growing in popularity in Kazakhstan. In recent years, we’ve seen more people starting social enterprises in different areas. One of the initiatives supporting the development of social entrepreneurship in Kazakhstan is the I-SEED project run by the British Council in partnership with Chevron and support from the Atamaken National Chamber of Entrepreneurs.…

Second STEM and Art Festival takes place in Atyrau

It is unlikely that there will be a person who challenges the generally accepted truth that “the youth is our future.” Since each of us wants to see Kazakhstan in the ranks of the world’s most competitive countries in the near future, the country’s development vector is aimed at innovative education of Kazakhstan’s youth. Organisers…

Atyrau English, STEM Fest Draws More Than 600 Young Participants

At Atyrau’s first English & STEM Festival, discovery was the word of the day. Youth and children, along with their families, immersed themselves into the world of engineering, robotics and 3D modelling, and took a journey to Shakespeare’s language and culture at Atyrau State University. Festival activities were organised in two zones: “English” and “STEM…

Chevron and Nazarbayev University Students Introduce Model Eco-Village Project

ASTANA – Chevron’s contribution to science and technology development in Kazakhstan is designed to create opportunities for students and young researchers to develop their professional and academic skills while searching for solutions to improve the quality of life. The company helps local universities in purchasing advanced equipment, upgrading laboratory infrastructure, supporting faculty research programmes, and…

Chevron-Sponsored Audiobook Application Brings Kazakh Literature to Smartphones and Tablets

Chevron and Wikibilim Public Foundation presented its Audiokitap (which translates as Audiobook) mobile application at the Nazarbayev Intellectual School in Almaty recently. The application, unique for Kazakhstan, provides a convenient access to an online library of Kazakh language audiobooks. Zhanbolat Ussenov, who represented Chevron at the ceremony, said: “This innovative and technologically advanced project was…