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  1. Kazakhstan Inviting the New Year

    As an OCAP volunteer I am involved in promoting activities that bring together the colleagues of Samal Center, a rehabilitation center for disabled children and youth. As 2011 approaches, the country of Kazakhstan celebrates with Grandfather Frost and Snow Granddaughter, rather than Santa Clause and his elves. Here we see Grandfather Frost performing a traditional song while the colleagues dance together and sing along.  

  2. Kazakhstan September 1st

    September 1st celebration marking the first day of the school year in Kazakhstan.

  3. Kazakhstan Making a Wish for a New Bride

    At bachellorette parties in Kazakhstan, it's tradition for the girls to form a circle in such a way and make a wish for the happiness of the new bride.

  4. Kazakhstan Woman Selling Shashlyk

    A woman at the bazaar in Shymkent hawking shashlyk, a form of shish kabab fameous throughout the former Soviet Union.

  5. Kazakhstan A Visit from Grandfather Frost

    Students of Russian School No. 1 in Chapaevo clamor for a gift from Grandfather Frost during the school's New Year celebration.

  6. Kazakhstan Outhouse in Winter

    A view of our outhouse after record cold and snow blanket much of the former Soviet Union.

  7. Kazakhstan AIDS Walk in Uralsk

    Students from local colleges and universities participate in the first ever AIDS Walk organized by local PCVs. 

  8. Kazakhstan The greatest PCV of them all!

    Students at a Rehabilitation Center in Pavlodar, Kazakhstan were given the chance to show off their knowledge of PC and a chance to "become a PCV".  Thanks to a local artist the citizens of Kazakhstan can become that mush closer to being a PCV.

  9. Kazakhstan The Heart of the Matter

    Here my friend, Morat, showcases a cow heart, picked up from a table featuring beef recently slaughtered and placed out on the tables in their winter room. The meat from one cow covered up to two tables altogether. The meat was frozen and used throughout the year. With temperatures dropping as low as -40 C, there wasn't really a need for freezers. Gotta love the man's meat pride.

  10. Kazakhstan One Cow, Five Months

    Here is Morat showcasing the meat from a recently slaughtered cow. The beef, which spanned two table lengths, will feed him and his family for quite some time. When asked for how long, he succinctly responded, "One cow, five months."

  11. Kazakhstan Best Wedding Ever!

    I had the pleasure of being invited to attend a true Kazakh wedding. Towards the end of the evening, one of the brothers of the bride really showed his joy, and I had the fortune of snapping a photo of what I consider the happiest picture ever: a man, his son, and a balloon all dancing amongst his clapping friends and family.

  12. Kazakhstan Sheepherding

    I had the chance to ride some great, naturally wild Kazakh horses in order to help a local man herd his sheep on the Golden Steppe of Kazakhstan. My friend snapped this John Wayne photo towards the end of the day.

  13. Kazakhstan Bug!

    After helping some of the local kids shovel some manure, we got to hang out and shoot the breeze. Here, one of the kids shows off one of the bugs that he found during his shoveling.

  14. Kazakhstan Celebrating 18 years of service with President Obama

    Thanks to a local friend of PCVs in Pavlodar, Kazakhstan President Obama "traveled" the country giving everyone the chance to become a PCV and be congratulated by the President.  Seen here is a very active local volunteer at the library's American Corner.

  15. Kazakhstan Everyone can be a PCV!

    Working with disabled youth in Pavlodar, Kazakhstan while celebrating 18 years of service within the country and 50 years of world wide service, two PCVs "uphold" the goals set forth.  This placard was done by a local artist and friend of PCVs and traveled all though out Kazakhstan while publicizing the work that Peace Corps has done and will continue to do.

  16. Kazakhstan The Lesson's Never Over

    Walking home from a day of teaching, I found myself surrounded by a group of my 7th grade students who were eager to keep practicing their conversation skills.

  17. Kazakhstan Happy Halloween!

    The women working at my school loved our Halloween costumes--and our American candy.

  18. Kazakhstan Kazakh Rock

    The kids from our English Club, in the midst of filming a music video about their hometown. On the town square in Zhetysai, in front of the statues of three Kazakh elders.

  1. Kazakhstan Losing Control

    It was only my third day in Kazakhstan, but it was an important one.  It was the day volunteers were taken home by our host families, the people we would live with during our three months of training in villages around the city of Almaty.  A nervous energy filled the air as we packed and repacked our belongings, trying unsuccessfully to find a place for the water distiller and medical kits given to us by the Peace Corps.  We all dressed in our Sunday best, whispering and gossiping like nervou...

  2. Kazakhstan You know when I went away to the Army 25 years ago...

    Upon arriving at site 15 months ago I was greeted by my soon to be host father at the train station. His son and I had met on the train coming from PST and we had decided that it would be a wonderful opportunity for all involved parties if I were to live with them for my required 6 months, before moving out on my own. Within the first couple of weeks I was a guest at many houses as I met cousins, brothers, aunts, and grandparents. All of them had the same similar questions as to how I arrived...

  1. Kazakhstan 7Sai State of Mind

    A music video, in English and Russian, that our students from English club filmed in their hometown of Zhetysai, Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan

Map of Kazakhstan
status
Open
program dates
1993-Present
current volunteers
165
cumulative volunteers
1,043

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“Sunset at the Railroad” by PCV Nicholas Baylor Hall. Namibia, 2011.