Starting in 2018, Azamat 3.0 was the first partner program of Theodor-Heuss-Kolleg to be implemented in Central Asia. Although the program’s lingua franca is Russian, “Azamat” is Kazakh and means ‘citizen’. Thus, the Almaty based program is dedicated to supporting every participant in becoming an active and responsible member of the global society: a ‘Citizen 3.0’.
In a series of seminars, young people between the ages of 18 and 22 discover their own motivations, analyze their society, and learn how to involve in their communities. By implementing small social projects, they learn hands on what it means and what it takes to be engaged. In the next step, they frame their local experiences into a wider context – understanding how the world is intertwined and how their daily actions have global effects. The program is implemented in cooperation with Impact Hub Almaty, with financial support by the Robert Bosch Foundation.