A Hundred High School Students from West Kazakhstan Region Compete for Grants from IT Company with Support of Jaiq Hub

In the West Kazakhstan region, a distinctive leadership program for young people has commenced. This initiative grants rural high school students the opportunity to participate in an educational course focusing on social leadership and project activities. Additionally, they can compete for grants at a new, innovative university.

Students in 10th grade from schools in the West Kazakhstan region are eligible to apply for grants offered through the free educational program "Beginit by inDrive." This initiative is a collaborative effort with the international tech park Astana Hub and the regional Jaiq Hub. Throughout the program, students will engage in courses on social leadership and project activities, learning how to conduct research and develop social projects. The training will be conducted in a camp situated in the foothills of Almaty, enabling students to network with peers from various regions of Kazakhstan and gain insights from business and creative industry leaders. After the program, participants will have the chance to present their solutions to regional social issues. The finalists will receive valuable prizes and grants to enroll in the new innovative inVision U university in Almaty. Arsen Tomsky, CEO of inDrive, shared this information with Kazakhstani President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev during the Digital Bridge international forum's plenary session.

"At Uralsk, we hope to uncover numerous promising individuals who will drive positive changes both regionally and globally," remarked Arsen Tomsky. He referenced Bayan Alaguzova, a notable television host and social leader from Uralsk, who influenced changes through her documentary on domestic violence, garnering national and international attention. Her efforts extend to legislative advocacy and open discussions on problem-solving.

The selection round in the Zhambyl region began last week. The Beginit program, designed to identify and support social leaders from Kazakhstan's regions, will soon start in the Kostanay, Karaganda, Pavlodar, and East Kazakhstan regions.

Omarbek Tashim, the regional manager of Astana Hub in the West Kazakhstan region, stated, "The collaboration between Jaiq Hub and inDrive is unveiling new opportunities for the youth. This partnership marks a significant stride in fostering education and nurturing young talents in our region. Throughout the year, approximately 100 rural school students will develop and implement projects addressing social challenges in our region."

The selection round kicks off today, November 13, at the Kazakhstan University of Innovative and Telecommunication Systems. Following the press conference, a tripartite memorandum for mutual cooperation was signed between Jaiq Hub, AspanDrone, and the Kazakhstan University of Innovative and Telecommunication Systems, focused on cultivating the startup culture.

For further details about participating in the Beginit by inDrive program and the selection process, contact Yersain Kabdrashev at +7 705 343 06 12.

Astana Hub is the largest technology park of IT startups in Central Asia, established on November 6, 2018. The mission of Astana Hub are aimed at creating an ecosystem for IT business, training IT talents and developing startup projects. As of today, 1,317 IT companies are members of Astana Hub, 365 of them with foreign participation. They receive information and educational support, material infrastructure, business development programs, special tax and visa regimes.

inDrive, headquartered in Mountain View, California, USA, is a global platform offering transportation and urban services. The inDrive app, ranks as the world's second most downloaded ride-hailing application, with over 175 million downloads. Beyond transportation services, inDrive also provides a suite of urban services, including intercity and cargo transport, handyman services, courier delivery, and job search functionalities. inDrive is operational in over 40 countries worldwide.

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