27.11.2019 | Nursultan Nazarbayev meets with prize winners of the Foundation of Elbasy and talented youth

In the Nazarbayev Center, a meeting was held between Elbasy Nursultan Nazarbayev and the laureates of the Prizes of the Foundation of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the talented youth of the country.

The meeting was attended by members of the IT Council, Councils for Science and Culture under the Foundation of Elbasy, as well as talented people who were able to realize their ideas thanks to the support of the Foundation. These are young scientists, innovators, cultural figures, developers of social projects and gifted children from different cities of Kazakhstan.

Youth support by the Foundation is to organize special contests and projects. So, since 2008, the annual award of the Young Talented Kazakhstani Prize has been held to support and recognize their activities. To date, the First President’s Foundation has 258 laureates for this project.

Another popular project of the Foundation is the literary competition «Altyn Tobylgy», in which hundreds of young poets and writers participate every year.

The Foundation of Elbasy also supports talented youth through the provision of educational scholarships and grants, support for innovative start-ups.

Today, during the event, prize winners and participants of the Foundation’s projects talked about the stages of implementation of their ideas, ongoing work and prospects for further activities.

So, a young IT developer Bakhytzhan Baizhikenov spoke about the creation of his project «Wunder». The guy is the owner of the Gold Medal at the World Olympiad in Informatics, the winner of many international competitions. The platform «Wunder» he developed is an online school for teaching programming. It is a diverse toolkit for classes – video tutorials, presentations, books, workshops, webinars and conferences. To date, the number of students in the online school has exceeded two thousand people.

Another innovator, Timur Ryspekov, said that, being the owner of a grant from the Elbasy Foundation, he and his team won first place in the International Competition «NASA SPACE APPS CHALLENGE»  (USA). The competition is an international competition aimed at exploring space and Earth. Timur and the guys invented a quantum random number generator. Due to the different characteristics of photons, the device can generate random data that will allow future use of these solutions in cryptography to protect personal data, predict financial risks.

For medical purposes, the invention can be used in the mining industry and to create various medicines.

Another winner of the Foundation of Elbasy, Nurbek Nadirov, also spoke about the successful implementation of his idea. He is a traumatologist, orthopedist at the National Scientific Center for Maternity and Childhood CF «UMC», Dr. PhD. His idea is associated with the development of a unique domestic methodology for three-plane surgical correction of spinal deformity in children using transpedicular spinal systems.

In turn, Aisulu Dzhumabayeva noted that thanks to the grant support of the Foundation of Elbasy, it was possible to implement a social project – the Center for Youth Prospects. The Center organizes training in the fields of printing, gardening, cooking, needlework, etc. The Center provides assistance in finding employment.

Active participants in the new initiative of the Foundation of Elbasy «El Umiti» were invited to a meeting with the First President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev. The initiative is aimed at providing comprehensive support to talented youth – identifying the best students of educational institutions, organizing internships at leading universities in the world, grant support for young professionals. Project participants are talented students, excellent students, prize-winners of Olympiads, republican intellectual competitions.

During the meeting with Elbasy, for the first time, the Prize «El Maktanyshy», established as part of the initiative «El Umiti», was presented. This prize is awarded to the winners of the most prestigious international competitions among students in mathematics, physics, chemistry, computer science, biology and geography. For the gold medal in the international championship within the framework of the award «El Maktanyshy», a certificate is awarded in the amount of 2 million tenge to the prize winner and trainer. For silver, 1 million tenge is established for each, for bronze – 500 thousand tenge.

Batyr Sardarbekov, a graduate of the Republican Physics and Mathematics School (Almaty), a student at the International University of Information Technologies, together with his mentor – trainer of the Kazakhstan national computer science team Temirlan Satylkhanov, received a certificate for 2 million tenge from the hands of the First President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev.

Batyr Sardarbekov and his mentor were so highly praised for winning the gold medal at the International Olympiad in Informatics (Azerbaijan, 2019).

Having told about their success story, young talents expressed gratitude to the First President of Kazakhstan N. Nazarbayev, the Foundation of Elbasy for great help in self-realization and real support of abilities.

Speaking about the implementation of the initiative «El Umiti», Nursultan Nazarbayev focused on important areas of the upcoming work.

In the framework of the Year of Youth, I put forward the initiative «El Umiti» to support talented and capable young Kazakhstanis. The initiative was launched by the Foundation of the First President, which works in close collaboration with government agencies. Now the Fund is undergoing a stage of large-scale transformation. The Foundation will become a structure of comprehensive support for education, social development and youth initiatives. We will create a comprehensive system for identifying the abilities and professional orientation of students. In 2020, special centers for identifying abilities and early career guidance for schoolchildren will be opened in all regions. In these centers, modern methods of diagnosing the abilities of gifted children based on the best world practices will be applied, said Elbasy.

The new initiative of the Foundation of Elbasy «El Umiti», as well as the Foundation’s projects aimed at supporting young people in science and culture, show that there are many talented young people in our country. Despite their young age, they already think creatively, offer innovative ideas, and show their outstanding creative abilities. Supporting such children is a strategically important task for Kazakhstan, and for the Foundation of Elbasy is the main mission.