Month: October 2021

Minister of Education visited autism centre and school greenhouses in Almaty

These projects were launched by Bulat Utemuratov’s Foundation.

Minister of Education Askhat Aimagambetov visited Assyl Miras Autism Centre of Bulat Utemuratov’s Foundation and got familiarized with the conditions and techniques developed for work with children.

According to him, a great number of specialists were trained in behavioral analysis at the expense of this Foundation. Now they render assistance to children and their parents.

“Currently, we have included these centres as separate organisations in the order “On the nomenclature of types of educational organisations”. This allows akimats to open and maintain such organisations. In addition, we plan to improve the behavioral analysis qualifications of specialists working in psychological and pedagogical correction rooms and rehabilitation centres,” wrote Askhat Aimagambetov on Facebook.

He noted that a resource centre for coordination of school activities in teaching children with special educational needs has been opened on the base of the National Scientific and Practical Centre “Development of Special and Inclusive Education”.

The Minister also visited school greenhouses that were launched in the framework of the “Green Schools” project of Bulat Utemuratov’s Foundation.

“There are already 16 such greenhouses functioning in Almaty where our schoolchildren together with their teachers can grow plants. It is planned to expand the project to other regions too in future,” emphasized the Minister.

Askhat Aimagambetov believes that this novelty in urban schools introduces children to labour, develops the environmental culture and allows them to gain practical knowledge and skills since school days.


Bulat Utemuratov’s Foundation gave houses to 40 families in Aralsk. What else has been done to help the region affected by drought

A charity foundation allocated 291 mln tenge to buy apartments for the residents of the Aralsk District where this year’s drought caused a massive loss of cattle. Another 263 mln tenge – for the needs of the affected villagers.

Forty needy families received keys to new apartments in Aralsk on 6 October. The sponsor of new homes – Bulat Utemuratov’s Foundation – allocated almost 300 mln tenge for purchase of 10 new blocks of apartments housing 20 three-room and 20 two-room apartments. In addition to new apartments, each family has the right for a land plot of six are and, as an icing on the cake, for a gas stove and a hot-water boiler.

According to the Akim of the Kyzylorda Oblast, Gulshara Abdykalikova

, apartments were given free of charge to the people on the waiting list from socially vulnerable groups of the population.

“14 families lived in an old crumbling building. They were the first to move in the new apartments. Recipients of other apartments are multi-child families, orphans, abandoned children, disabled people and families upbringing disabled children. I express gratitude to Bulat Utemuratov’s Foundation which initiated this charity project and brought joy to the families,” said Gulshara Abdykalikova.

Keys to the apartments given to families in need for housing / Photo by Bulat Utemuratov’s Foundation

Houses for the needy were bought within the framework of Bulat Utemuratov’s Foundation’s “Balameken” project. For three years, the Foundation has allocated  4.1 billion tenge to provide housing for 390 families:

  • 100 multi-child families in Kyzylorda,
  • 100 families affected by ammunition explosions in Arys,
  • 150 families in the Maktaaral District, Turkestan Oblast, whose houses were destroyed by floods,
  • 40 families in Aralsk.

“This year the Foundation sponsored purchase of new apartments for 40 families in the Aralsk town for the amount of about 300 million tenge. The project was implemented in close cooperation with the Akimats of the Kyzylorda Oblast and the Aralsk District and we are very grateful for their support. I wish the new settlers a happy, peaceful life in their new homes. Let comfort, prosperity and warmth reign in your houses,” said Marat Aitmagambetov, Director of Bulat Utemuratov’s Foundation

Guldariya Mizhanova – resident of Aralsk, mother of eight – does not hide her feelings: “It’s a happy day for us today – we have received keys to the new home! The apartment is light, clean and has modern conveniences, we like it very much. We extend a heartfelt thank you to Bulat Utemuratov’s Foundation and the Akimats of the Kyzylorda Oblast and the Aralsk District.”

This July Bulat Utemuratov’s Foundation allocated 263 million tenge to provide aid to the drought-affected Aralsk District. The money was spent to reconstruct the “Aspay” water discharge structure that was built in 1974 for irrigation of the Kamystybas-Akshatau lake system. For the last four years, no water was coming here from the Syrdarya River. After the reconstruction, even the Small Aral Sea began to fill up.

Water from the Aspay structure flows over to the northern part of the Aral Sea / Photo by Bulat Utemuratov’s Foundation

“Thanks to the timely financial support of Bulat Utemuratov’s Foundation, urgent actions were taken to reconstruct the discharge structure. Today one can see the outcome of this work – water level in the lakes has been gradually raising. Now water, having overflown the “Aspay” structure, comes to the northern part of the Aral Sea,” told Akim of the Aralsk District Serik Sermagambetov.

General Director of Verny Capital Erlan Ospanov, Deputy General Director Olga Abdrakhmanova and Bulat Utemuratov’s Foundation Director Marat Aitmagambetov in the Aralsk District / Photo by the Aralsk District Akimat

In addition, the money allocated was used to purchase hundreds of tons of compound feed for livestock of 1,318 low-income families who found themselves in a difficult situation. This will be enough for the period from the fall of 2021 to the spring of 2022. Aid was received by four villages (Kamystybas, Amanotkel, Sekseuil and Bogen), as well as by two rural districts (Bugun and Karaterek).

263 mln tenge allocated for procurement of forage and agricultural machinery / Photo by Bulat Utemuratov’s Foundation

“This money was used to buy forage and agricultural machinery: tractors, hay mowers, ploughs, balers for stocking up the fodder supplies. The collected hay will make it possible to provide villages affected by drought with forage. We hope that the assistance received will allow local farmers to preserve the entire livestock population,” said Marat Aitmagambetov, Director of the Foundation.

Agricultural machinery working in the fields / Photo by Bulat Utemuratov’s Foundation

For reference:

Bulat Utemuratov’s Foundation was set up in the beginning of 2014. The Foundation’s mission is to help Kazakhstan to become a better place for people’s life today and in the future by promoting health, education and culture development. The idea of creating the Foundation belongs to its founder, Bulat Utemuratov.

Yuliya Putintseva became the second at the WTA Astana Open in Nur-Sultan

NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – Kazakhstani tennis player Yuliya Putintseva met with Belgian Alison van Uytvanck in the finals of the WTA tournament in Nur-Sultan and defeated to her, informs “Kazinform” INA referring to website.

The athlete lost on the sum of three sets with a score of 6:1, 4:6, 3:6. The match took place on hard surface and lasted 2 hours and 23 minutes. The first set began for the Kazakhstani tennis player with a victory after three break points, giving a comfortable advantage. In the second and third sets, the fight was tougher, but Putintseva lost giving up six break points in the remaining time.

The tennis player won 13 games out of 26 in the match, having served one ace with four double faults, and converted six break points.

Earlier, Yuliya Putintseva defeated Swedish Rebecca Peterson in two sets in the singles of semifinals of the WTA 250 series tournament in Nur-Sultan and reached the final of the tournament.


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