In this country our founding member MASP is active
A crossroads of migration. Kazakhstan is the most economically developed and politically stable country in the Central Asian region. Full of natural resources, it attracts many refugees from Central Asia, China and especially Afghanistan. Thousands of people here seek stability after years of war.
The refugee presence is concentrated a few kilometers from the border with Kyrgyztan, in the Almaty area. And it is here that AVSI and MASP (Mezhdunarodnaja Associacija Socialnykh Proektov) operate, which have a number of projects under their belt to help refugees cope with problems related to education of young and old, cost of living, and integration, compounded by limited opportunities to find work.
In addition to the most at-risk neighborhoods in Almaty (Turksibsky, Bostandiksky, Ilijsky), AVSI and MASP operate in the cities of Kaskilen and Cimkent.
Distance Support. Since 2005, thanks to the collaboration with MASP, the Distance Support program started, aimed particularly at children and adolescents who live in situations of hardship, neglect, who have psychophysical problems or who come from extremely poor families, mostly living outside the city. Many of them live in orphanages or in the housing of some schools, where they reside throughout the school year.
Thanks to Distance Support, MASP is able to follow these children with the help of qualified personnel both inside the facilities and at home, through counseling work in different areas and for different recipients: physical rehabilitation and socio-educational activities for children with disabilities, training of social workers, prevention of the spread of HIV/AIDS among adolescents and young people, vocational training and help with job placement for those most at risk.