Category Archives: youth development

A Eulogy to Peace Corps Kazakhstan

I finished my service in Peace Corps Kazakhstan in August 2011 (the posts you have seen since then have all been retroactive), and moved to Kyrgyzstan to work with a development organization. As in KZ, Blogspot and WordPress are still … Continue reading

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South Kazakhstan International Model United Nations 2011

06.26.11 (backlogged) I am very proud to say that less than a year since starting our Model United Nations project in Shymkent, South Kazakhstan witnessed its very first full MUN conference for students from around the region.  This was the … Continue reading

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Summer Youth Leadership School 2011

[Note: I have a bunch of unwritten/unposted updates from the end of my service that I would like to share regardless for posterity’s sake. So I will get them up as soon as possible, and then return back to real-time … Continue reading

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South Kazakhstan’s 1st Model United Nations Team!

On March 10-12, the first ever South Kazakhstan Model United Nations delegation attended the Miras International School Model United Nations 2011 conference in Kazakhstan, held in Almaty.  For those who don’t know, Model UN (MUN, for short) is aneducational activity … Continue reading

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Temporary Hiatus in Blog Updates

Dear all,  Many apologies for the long silence on the blog.  For the last month and a half my poor MacBook pro has been in a state of complete darkness (I think the precise term that popped up on Google … Continue reading

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> 10.22.10 I recently attended ZhasCamp, the first youth conference held in Kazakhstan on October 8-10 in Almaty. Young people and representatives ofyouth NGOs gathered from all over the country, and expert guests from Russia,Ukraine, Poland, Kyrgyzstan and other nations were … Continue reading

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Y-PEER Conference in Bulgaria

>09.19.10 I just got back from a Y-PEER Advocacy Project Training inBulgaria. Y-PEER is UNFPA’s youthpeer-to-peer sexual and reproductive health network of over 500 NGOs worldwidein 36 countries.  Our Shymkentvolunteers have become national representatives of the Y-PEER network in Kazakhstan, … Continue reading

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