Khan Academy Qazaq



Funding beneficiary

Maksotova Aisulu, a 4th-year student at the School of Science and Humanities, Biological Sciences Program

Sarybekova Assem, a 3rd-year student at the School of Science and Humanities, Political Science and International Relations Program

Kayirzhanova Gulmira, a 2nd-year student at the School of Science and Humanities, Political Science and International Relations Program

Project budget

5 000 000 KZT

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Project purpose

Ensuring access for the population to free and qualitative additional educational resources in the national language, the content of which is based on the translation of materials from Khan Academy, a world-known educational platform.

Target group

Expected results

Project description

To develop 140 video lessons in biology and algebra in the Kazakh language.

One hundred twenty-five volunteers are engaged in the project; 25 have been actively involved in translating the content. Also, teachers with expertise in relevant subjects and translation experts were committed to verifying the content translated.

Ready-to-use content will be uploaded into Khan Academy Qazaq platform and enable the school students to obtain a quality education in the national language meeting the global educational standards.

Khan Academy is a non-profit educational organization created in 2008 by Salman Khan, a graduate of MIT and Harvard University. The Academy’s mission is to provide “a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere”. The Academy website provides access to the collection of more than 4,200 free micro-lectures on various educational subjects in English.

The students of Nazarbayev University became the first promoters of Khan Academy’s content translation into Kazakh. In May 2019, a memorandum on translation and localization of the platform’s content was signed with Khan Academy, followed by the establishment of Khan Academy Qazaq club under Nazarbayev University.

Since then, the students, through their efforts, translated 94 items of video content for mathematics and arithmetic, including all subjects on mathematics for junior school without Fund’s financing.