UNICEF volunteering programmes in Kazakhstan
Promoting youth participation and engagement by launching UNICEF volunteering programmes in Kazakhstan
Difficulties: In Kazakhstan, young people aged 10-24 make up almost one-fifth of the population. With education, skills, and opportunities, these young people will help transform economies and countries. UNICEF encourages the participation of young people and children and involves them in identifying problems and finding solutions in various areas, such as problems affecting children in urban settings, school safety, and youth policy.
Solutions: To make Kazakhstan a world leader in promoting the youth agenda, UNICEF launched volunteering programmes in 2020 in the following areas:
- #PlasticFreeKazakhstan programme to promote positive environmental practices among children and to reduce the use of plastic;
- Be Kind campaign to prevent bullying in schools and to promote positive parenting; creating a safe environment and combating bullying and cyberbullying.
- Supporting adolescents during the COVID-19 outbreak through the online #ПайдасыБарКарантин campaign.