04.11.2019 | Youth marathon «El Umitі» was held in Aktobe

In Aktobe, within the framework of the Elbasy initiative for the comprehensive support of talented children and youth, the marathon «El Umіti» was held. The Deputy Prime Minister of Kazakhstan, Berdibek Saparbayev, the Executive Director of the Foundation of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Elbasy Asset Issekeshev, the Head of the City Administration of Aktobe region  Ondasyn Urazalin took part in it.

The large-scale forum brought together nearly 3,000 representatives of active youth from the Kyzylorda, Aktobe, West Kazakhstan, Mangistau and Atyrau regions. Among them are the best representatives of the younger generation, professionals in their field, who make a significant contribution to the development of the country.

During the forum, Berdibek Saparbayev thanked the youth for their activity and wished them further success: «From the first days of independence, the First President, Elbasy Nursultan Nazarbayev, pays great  attention to the support and development of youth. The Head of State Kassym-Jomart Tokayev also  supports youth and declared 2020 the Year of Volunteers. Today, there are about 30 thousand gifted children in the country, more than 100 specialized schools and educational centers work. In 11 regions, the republican center «Daryn» operates. More than a thousand children this year became winners and prize winners of international competitions and contests. As part of the Elbasy initiative «El Umiti», over 1000 gifted children will be  selected. They will be supported by the state, created conditions for development and education, including in foreign universities. The government has made every effort to support the younger generation. Educated, talented and healthy youth is the future of our nation».

In his welcoming speech, Asset Issekeshev noted that  «El Umіtі»  creates social elevators for talented youth. Now the  Foundation is developing leadership programs, systems for identifying children’s potential, motivation tools, including internships at leading universities in the world, a grant support system for olympiad winners and mentors of young talents.

«We must not lag behind the world and the state is doing a lot in this direction. Today, a lot of programs are being implemented: «Zhas Kasipker», «Zhas Maman», «Bolashak», «Daryn» and many others. The initiative «El Umiti»,  is aimed at supporting and developing new programs for talented young people. We believe that every child and every young man has his own talent, it only needs to be revealed. Therefore, first of all, at present in each region the centers «Daryn» will be strengthened. Each child can reveal his potential, where he can study, where he can work, to which he is more suitable. Then there will be programs: overseas trips to Silicon Valley, Singapore, study tours to Cambridge and many others that we are working on together with the Government», Asset Issekeshev emphasized.

Young people who have achieved great successes in education and science, business and medicine, culture and sports, economics and public life shared their achievements, urging the participants of the marathon not to be afraid of difficulties, try their hand and work for the good of the country.

So, the Aktobe entrepreneur Zhanna Altynbayeva talked about how in 2016 she opened the hotel for tourists «Nice hostel», which meets international standards. The businessman gained experience in this area, working in the USA.

A participant from Atyrau, Nurlan Azamatov, opened the training center «Family» seven years ago and conducts trainings to develop correct speech and public speaking.

The young guys expressed their gratitude for the great help and support from the state.

The initiative of Nursultan Nazarbayev «El Umiti» will be implemented by the Foundation together with the government, regional city administration, the business community and NGOs.

The forum, which was held at the Sports Palace «Konys», ended with a performance of Kazakhstan pop stars.