Community project Children Playgrounds Development was successfully completed in late
May. 9 playgrounds were built for over 1000 children of local district during the project
implementation. The Republic's newspaper Kazakhstanskaya Pravda and regional newspaper
Diapazon published articles about the project results.
In July, the Support Center organized PCA & Action Plan Design trainings for 20 members of
local NGOs and initiative groups. 4 participants were representatives of Atyrau NGOs ISAR
Two volunteers Igor Maidanenko and Gul'nara Akhmetkalieva joined CSSC team in April to
consult NGOs in legal issues. Volunteers participated in CSSC training Advocacy and gained
skills in other NGO related issues.
On May 19
, volunteers from INCAR NGO carried out action on cleaning banks of Qarghaly
River. CSSC's volunteers contributed to the campaign through fundraising, partnership and mass
media outreach. The city public organizations Pokoleniye , Pokoleniye M , Women of
Orient participated in the event and informed local community of their activity.
In April May, CSSC cooperated with DemOrda NGO in sociological research in Aqtobe to
reveal major issues in citizens' mobilization process. The Support Center consulted its partner
NGO in methods of organizing advocacy campaign. In addition, DemOrda participated in
Advocacy training, held by NDI and USAID' support. The training covered the issues of
advocacy campaign in adjusting housing legislation.
4. Karaghandy Regional Ecological Center ECO CENTER, Karaghandy oblast, Karaghandy
Internal Capacity Building
The Center purchased two computers and a scanner to develop its technical capacity. Job
descriptions, a service scheme for the Resource Center, and an NGO database were developed
during the reporting period. Kuat Bakirov was appointed as the Office Manager.
The Center's staff conducted the following seminars: Ecological Education and Sustainable
Development in Kazakhstan (by Lyudmila Kurtavtseva in Atyrau, June 4 7), Internet Camp for
NGO (by Dmitry Doctorov in Karaghandy, June 17 21), The Pragma Program (by Kaisha
Atakhanova in Almaty, June 21 22), and Advocacy and Financial Management for Health
NGOs (by Kaisha Atakhanova and Nurlan Eskendirov, June 4 9).
On June 13, the NGO Council of Karaghandy oblast was formed to develop NGO partnership
with state bodies and the public. The Council hel a press conference that was covered by the local
The CSSC participated in number of social events, including:
A youth drug prevention roundtable under the social partnership program in cooperation with the
Kazakhstan's Youth Informational Service and the Oblast Department of Public Health;
Caravan of Health Action on Health Day (April 7) in cooperation with the Oblast Department
of Public Health and the Department of Culture, Information and Public Accord;
Central Park Improvement Action designed by ECO;
NGO Tax Collection seminar, conducted by the public fund Tax Environment Development
with financial support from Soros Kazakhstan Fund;
Fundraising and Participatory Monitoring & Evaluation with a subsequent assessment of
Women Leadership program in Atbasar and Stepnogorsk of Akmola oblast;
CSSC launched its program activity after participation in PCAP training, and with initiative
groups, conducted participatory appraisals in the communities of Shashubai Village of Aq Toghai
County and the city of Qaraghandy.