Funding beneficiary

Gulbakhyt Tursymbayeva A graduate of the NU School of Natural, Social and Human Sciences

Target group

Students of Almaty universities

Project budget

1 000 000 tenge

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Project purpose

Strengthening the psychological health of young people in higher education institutions in Almaty.

Project description

Gulbakhyt Tursymbayeva, a graduate of NU’s School of Natural Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities, intends to improve the psychological health of young people in Almaty’s universities. She proposed the Jarqyn.me project to realize her idea. As stated above, the target group will be university students. The girl intends to train and support similar students in the future.
As part of the project, 30 volunteers will receive training in mental health, communication and leadership. As a result, students will have the skills to conduct informative public events and individual consultations (peer-to-peer) in their universities.

The direct beneficiaries will be the students who have been selected to be volunteer-gatekeepers and have been given the opportunity to receive training and education through the jarqyn.me programme. Indirect beneficiaries of the project are students from selective universities in Almaty, who will have access to quality support from the volunteer geek community.

Following the success of the social project, students will have increased opportunities for help and access to information: more than 300 students will raise awareness about mental health through participation in activities and more than 200 students will receive individual counseling. Kazakh and Russian speaking students will also be assisted through the provision of training manuals in both languages. In this way, access to support in difficult and crisis situations will be increased.

The project will help to increase the level of support for students to improve the psychological health and well-being of young people. More than a thousand social media users will receive information support through videos and social media posts. The content will cover topical issues faced by students and useful practices for dealing with these issues.