Service Learning and Rukhani Zhangyru

"Service Learning" discipline was introduced in the curriculum of all bachelor programs at Alma University in 2015 for the first time in Kazakhstan. Within this unique discipline 1 year students learn to serve the society and to apply their knowledge in practice, working as volunteers in various social organizations for the benefit of society.

Only for the first  2 academic years 833 first year students studied "Service Learning" program. They have impelemented more than 45 social projects in various areas:

- direct assistance to lonely elderly people, poor families, people with disabilities;

- work for the environment benefit;

- training and communication with orphanages, boarding schools, refugee children;

- monitoring of socially significant problems of the society;

- charity events, etc.


The program was implemented with assistance of Akimat of Almaty, government institutions (Boarding school №2, Children's homes №1 and №2"), Social organizations ("Kenes", "Youth organization of people with disabilities "Zhiger", "Association of parents of children with disabilities, “International Association for social projects", "Aman saulyk", "Merciful hands"); Charity funds "Bauyrzhan", "Dara", "Ana uyi" and others. Total 22 partner organizations.