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Fighting against drug challenges with numbers
16 January 2013
Antti Impinen (front, centre) in discussion with fellow UN Volunteers at International Volunteer Day celebration in Astana, Kazakhstan. (Photo: UNV, 2011)
Astana, Kazakhstan : During my one-year assignment in Kazakhstan, there were a few questions with which I became familiar. One of these questions was why I chose to come to Kazakhstan. Being a statistician, I must say that it could be called a chain of random events. From a romantic or determinist point of view, what happened was that Kazakhstan chose me. Read
Volunteering to coordinate volunteers
21 August 2012
UN Volunteer, Toni Paju, discussing volunteer engagement with an event participant at the State of the World Volunteerism Report launch in Almaty, December 2011. (UNV programme, 2012).
Astana, Kazakhstan: Before I arrived in Kazakhstan I was intensively involved in volunteering in my home city in Finland. I worked for various volunteer projects and, at the same time, I learned a number of useful skills to promote volunteerism. One of the most enriching experiences of my time in Kazakhstan has been the possibility to use those skills. Read
A way for repatriates' integration into society
23 September 2011
Nurbakhit Atan, national United Nations Volunteer serving as UNV Community Exchange Worker, has organized workshops and trainings for repatriates, conducted joint volunteer actions, and advised more than 500 repatriates on diverse issues. (UNV, 2011)
Kazakhstan : Through a state programme, the Government of Kazakhstan is making efforts to encourage the repatriation of ethnic Kazakhs from abroad. A former repatriate himself, UN Volunteer Nurbakhit Atan has advised more than 500 repatriates and conducted joint volunteer actions in the Ulan district. Read
Raising awareness in Kazakhstan
22 January 2009
Astana, Kazakhstan: The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme in Kazakhstan organized a series of events to celebrate IVD 2008, starting from the month of September with a competition for journalists and public awareness campaigns. Read
What does Simona dream about?
14 October 2008
Simona Gallese is a UNV volunteer intern working as a Communications Assistant in Kazakhstan. Her assignment is funded by the Italian Government. (New Generation)
Almaty, Kazakhstan: Kazakh newspaper New Generation interviews Italian UNV volunteer Communications Assistant Simona Gallese on her work in Almaty. "I love being a volunteer because I feel I am useful to the society, and I get satisfaction by helping others," she says. Read
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