I-SEED: Innovations – Social Entrepreneurship and Education is a partnership project by the British Council and Chevron. It is been implemented on an annual basis since 2013 in Astana and Almaty.
Since 2017 the I-SEED project is implemented in Atyrau as part of Chevron’s Atyrau Youth Development Initiative which offers young people from Atyrau an innovative and interactive educational program. This project is being implemented in partnership with the Atyrau Oblast Akimat.
The aim of the project is to use the experience of the UK and the experience accumulated by the British Council internationally to equip a core group of social entrepreneurship pioneers with the skills, knowledge and support network (local and international) they need to create sustainable solutions to social problems faced by their communities using the social entrepreneurship model.
The participants of the project are young, socially engaged Kazakhstanis (aged 12-25) who are inspired to create positive change in their communities.
The project also helps young people to gain more confidence, develop their soft skills and become more competitive in the job market.