RYLA 2018

RYLA ( Rotary Youth Leadership Award) - is the international leadership program coordinated be the Rotary Clubs all around the world.  Every year, thousands of pre-selected young people between the ages of 13 and 30 participate in programs prepared by Rotarians and partner companies. The main criteria for pre-selection of participants are leadership qualities and personal motivation for their development. 

In the spring of 2018, our Club prepared and conducted such a program for the first time here in Kazakhstan.
We focused on several universities in Almaty, with which a lot of preliminary work was done-meetings with professors and teaching staff, meetings with students and presentations of the essence of the RYLA program, which aims to:

- to demonstrate the respect and attention of Rotarians to young people, understanding their critical role in creating a better future for our society;
- to give the best students the opportunity to take an intensive course of training-meetings with leaders of local and international businesses operating in Kazakhstan;
- to help participants to show their leadership capacity in an intensive atmosphere of meetings with speakers, competitions, performing various tasks, during leisure and informal communication.

As a result, the first program of RYLA Kazakhstan 2018 under the motto "Leaders can change everything" was held from 26 to 29 April at the Tau-Turan complex (recreation center of Turan University, Almaty). There were 30 students from 5 universities of Almaty and two Universities from Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan participating in RYLA-2018.

First winners of RYLA 2018 program