So Far, Yet So Close: Senegal And Kazakhstan

When I was about 10 years old my brother ran after beeping cars all the time. You ask why? Because at that time and even now in some regions of Kazakhstan, beeping cars going down the road tell us that somewhere there is a wedding. I remember moments when children from our yard gathered near…

Happiness Is Real When It’s Shared. #Homelessness

“Do not act as if you had ten thousand years to throw away. Death stands at your elbow. Be good for something while you live and it is in your power.” Marcus Aurelius, Meditations We decided to continue organizing small charity activities during Ramadan month and after it. Last week we went to the heart…

Following Shantaram. Bombay.

Perizat, a good friend of mine from Almaty has presented me a book called “Shantaram”. I heard a lot about this book: someone told about a journey of the main character, someone told about real love and devotion, and someone told that this book teaches you the respect. After I read this book, by the…

A Young Kyrgyzstani Supports Sustainable Development Goals

As being an individual or an organization, we cannot achieve all of these goals alone. That’s why I want everyone to focus on Partnerships for the Goals to achieve all of these SDGs together by 2030. A few weeks ago I was in Yokohama, Japan attending 5th Asian Youth Forum as a back-to-back event to…

She Started From Egypt “Where It All Begins”

I believe the way I live right now is a life that is worth living. You are not actually living one life: each country, each person you talk to, each moment you experience are like a new life chapter that you are adding in your “life book”, which is amazing. It’s like traveling through time…

The Decedent Of The Aztecs In Malaysia

There’s a term “opportunity cost” – whatever you are doing now has to be, has to have a higher value than whatever you could have in your home country. To be honest, in my life, I never thought that I could be living the way I’m living now. When I was a teenager, I had…