Sunday 30 April 2017

The British Council in Kazakhstan invites young people to take part in the I-SEED: Innovations – Social Entrepreneurship and Education project being implemented in partnership with Chevron from April to December 2017. 

The project’s aim is to assist socially active youth in Kazakhstan and to find solutions to social problems through entrepreneurial education based on expertise from UK organisations and the international experience of the British Council. The project will promote development of social entrepreneurship in Kazakhstan among socially active youth. 

This project will provide the following training (in Russian): 

  1. social entrepreneurship
  2. fundraising
  3. fundamentals of business planning 
  4. management of social projects 
  5. marketing
  6. pitching. 

Participants will also be able to attend webinars, video conferences and Skype-talks with active social entrepreneurs from Kazakhstan, the UK and other countries, get help from mentors, prepare their proposals and take part in other skills development and networking events. A brief description of the project is available here.

Eligibility criteria

You can apply if you meet the following eligibility criteria:

  1. you are an ambitious person aged 18 to 29 (at the time of application)
  2. you are willing to obtain skills in social entrepreneurship and contribute to the development of this sphere in Kazakhstan 
  3. you live in Almaty or Astana
  4. you will have enough time for the project from June to December in 2017
  5. you are willing to take part in all the training under the project from June to August 2017. The training may be full-day or half-day based on agreements with the participants 
  6. you have work experience in an NGO or volunteering experience (desirable). 

Participants will be selected on a competitive basis. 

Application process

If you are interested, please fill in the online application form before 23.00 (Astana time) 30 April 2017. 

All expenses for participation in the training or other events will be covered by the organisers.

For more information please contact Zhanar Zhaxylykova on + 7 7172 55 20 77 or at

Equal opportunities and diversity

The British Council is committed to equal opportunity and diversity. We encourage people from various backgrounds to apply. We can make special arrangements for interviews with disabled applicants who meet the eligibility criteria.