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July 9, 2018
"3.2.1 Start!" project winners announced
On June 28, 2018, the final competition of the "3.2.1. Start!" project was held, the winner of which was Rahim Aybek with his project of Tazalyk eco-boxes. Aybek received a grant of 1,500,000 tenge for the development of his idea.
Aybek's project is to produce and place eco-boxes around the city, which will help instill a culture of separate waste collection in the population. As part of his project, Aibek developed a mobile application called Tazalyk, through which it will be possible to track the project's rating among eco-residents. The project will help to ensure the direct recycling of recyclables to processing plants.
The jury recognized another participant, Amir Suleimenov, with a special prize. Suleimenov's project envisages the creation of an innovative school for people with disabilities that will help them integrate into society and gain new knowledge using the Internet. Amir will get a computer to start teaching people through an online course.
Participants of the "3.2.1. Start! " contest are young people from 18 to 29 years year old: students of colleges, universities, technical institutions. This year, the jury reviewed over 70 applications, after which eight finalists were selected.
Over the course of the ten days of incubation, the finalists underwent an intensive training course and prepared for the final presentation of their projects. The winners were determined by the panel of the jury, which included Aigul Sagadibekovna Solovyeva, the chairman of the Association of Environmental Organizations; Nurlan Suleimenovich Uteshev, the chairman of the Center for Civil Initiatives; and Marat Balgabaevich Kaskyrbaev, the acting head of the Civil Initiatives Support Division of the Civil Society Committee of the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Civil Society of RK.
3.2.1. Start! was created in 2017 by CCI Kazakhstan. The Eurasia Foundation of Central Asia (EFCA) was the partner of the company on this project. The project's main goal is not only to identify and try to solve the most urgent problems in the regions, but also to teach young people the basics of entrepreneurship, social design, and planning.