School students from Zhambyl region will receive grants from an IT company with the support of Zhambyl IT Hub

A free leadership program for youth in the regions of Kazakhstan will allow rural school students in the Zhambyl region to undergo an educational course on social leadership and become recipients of grants for a new innovative university.

Students from the 10th grades of schools in the Zhambyl region who are finalists of the free educational program Beginit by inDrive, launched in partnership with the international technopark Astana Hub and the regional Zhambyl IT Hub, will be eligible for the grants. As part of the free training, students will take a course on social leadership and project work, learning to create research and social projects. In the educational camp located in the foothills of Almaty, children will meet their peers from different parts of the country and receive valuable advice from business and creative industry leaders. After the training, participants will be able to create and present their own solutions to social problems in their regions. Finalists will become recipients of valuable prizes and full grants to the new innovative university, inVision U, in the city of Almaty, as revealed by Arsen Tomsky, CEO of inDrive, to President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev at the Plenary Session of the international forum Digital Bridge.

"Zhambyl IT Hub and InDrive are taking a big step towards the development of education and support for young talents in Kazakhstan. Our joint work aims to promote leadership and project activities among young people, inspiring them to create and implement their projects to address social issues in the Zhambyl region," said Saltanat Teleuova, regional manager of Astana Hub in the Zhambyl region.

The Beginit program is focused on promoting the regions of the Republic of Kazakhstan as spaces for talent realization, education, and the realization of professional and entrepreneurial potential.

"Zhambyl region is the homeland of outstanding leaders in science and sports, literature, and journalism. Once, Baluan Sholak was born here, who made a significant cultural contribution not only to his region but to the entire country. He was followed, listened to, and admired to this day. A social leader is someone who can change reality and positively influence changes. We are confident that our program will help identify social leaders who will represent not only their region but will make themselves known to the whole world," noted Elena Tropinova, head of the Beginit by inDrive project, during a press conference.

The qualifying round starts on November 7 at the International Taraz Innovative Institute named after Sherhan Murtaza. For additional information about participating in the program and the qualifying round, you can contact +7 705 343 06 12, Ersain Kabdrashev.

Astana Hub is the largest IT startup technopark in Central Asia, established on November 6, 2018. Astana Hub's activities are aimed at forming an ecosystem for IT business, training IT talents, and developing startup projects. Currently, 1,317 IT companies are participants in Astana Hub, including 365 with foreign participation. They receive informational and educational support, material infrastructure, business development programs, special tax and visa regimes.

inDrive is a global platform for transport and urban services headquartered in Mountain View, California, USA. The inDrive app is the second most downloaded ride-hailing app in the world, with over 175 million downloads. In addition to rides, inDrive provides a growing list of urban services, including intercity and freight transport, on-demand services, courier delivery, and job search. inDrive is present in more than 40 countries.

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