NUR-SULTAN – Open Doors Day of the Voluntary Movement Centers of Assembly of People of Kazakhstan held in the House of Friendship with participation of the members of ethnocultural associations, Council of Public Consent, Council of Mothers, youth wing of the APK. There was a presentation of volunteer activities, explanation of the goals and objectives of the project in the program of the event.
As Lyazzat Kussainova, Head of secretariat of Assembly of People of Kazakhstan in Nur-Sultan noted, centers of volunteer movement are opened in all Houses of friendship of regional centers, in Almaty, Shymkent and Nur-Sultan.
"Assembly’s Voluntary Movement Concept has 4 directions: social, educational, sports and volunteering in mediation. The center of volunteer movement of the capital APK is in the House of Friendship. Volunteers with experience also participate in the Open Day. They will share their experience. Voluntary movement includes people of different ages.
Voluntary Movement centres in the Houses of Friendship form a single nationwide system. The aim is the participation of ethno-cultural associations, civil society institutions in the voluntary movement. The Center will become a unified platform for social initiatives and projects. Coordinators will be identified from among volunteers," Lyazzat Seitkazovna said.
According to the organizers, the voluntary movement will work in several directions.
The social direction will be supervised by Tatiana Levchenko - chairman of "We are only 60" club, a journalist, activist of the veteran movement. The objectives will cover participation in the organization and implementation of socially important projects, assistance to socially vulnerable groups of the population and others.
Education field is entrusted to Yevgenia Gizik - Deputy Chairman of the public association Wiedergeburt Association of Germans in Nur-Sultan and Akmola region. Participants of the project are volunteers from different spheres, who share their personal experience. They include vocational guidance among schoolchildren, institute of mentoring and education, development of youth clubs of APK at educational institutions.
The sports direction of the center will be supervised by Sergey Tsyrulnikov, a record holder of the Guinness Book of Records of Kazakhstan, a famous paluan athlete. The project aims to unite athletes and coaches into one community that will engage in sports volunteering during the Year of Volunteer and beyond. The groups will visit orphanages and educational institutions with master classes in sports.
The fourth area is volunteering in mediation. It will be headed by Saule Kabiyeva, Doctor of Medical Sciences and Professor at Karaganda Medical University. Volunteer mediators are not only for disputes adjustment, but also for prevention of family and labor disputes in medicine, education, housing and communal services. Volunteer mediators analyze conflict situations, establish forms of conflict resolution, conduct reconciliation procedures, use personal experience for self-realization.
Famous sportsman Sergey Tsyrulnikov has been volunteering for more than ten years.
"Last week we visited Shortandinsky district, held master classes, talked with children at schools. We visited the city of Kokshetau, opened the Year of Volunteer, met with schoolchildren, with ethno-cultural associations, mayor of the city, held an event "Battle of Batyrs". Together with the Assembly of People of Kazakhstan we plan to hold the largest tournament "Battle of Batyrs" on "Rukhani Zhangyru" program under Nauryz celebration" an athlete shared the plans.
"Year of volunteer should be a breakthrough, we must do a great job. I have been cooperating with the Assembly of People of Kazakhstan for a long time, in particular, we attract young people. Last year, I attended 57 schools, visited 10 orphanages and 12 countries where I promoted the power culture of Kazakhstan - this is all my personal initiative," Sergey Tsyrulnikov said.
According to him, increasing the scholarship for student volunteers is a good support, but it is necessary to encourage and motivate youth more.
"I noticed that many volunteer students come from Canada, Belgium and Poland. There is a lot of support for the volunteer movement in these countries, so students have the opportunity to travel to other countries. We have tasks and problems to focus on, but I think this year will put everything in place and we will be able to develop the volunteer movement in Kazakhstan," concluded the athlete.