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Last updated: February 10, 2021

February 10, 2021

Growing up, Shakhlo was always trying something new – she dabbled in drawing, astronomy, physics, knitting, and more. She loved to learn, and it was this insatiable curiosity that led her to turn one of her hobbies into a career.

February 4, 2021

Odilzhan was born and raised in the Kyzyl-Kyshtak village in the Osh region of Kyrgyzstan. He has spent his entire life in Kyzyl-Kyshtak. He went to school, got married, and had four children here.

January 13, 2021

Serikzhan is 29 years old, he was born and raised in Karaganda, Kazakhstan. He started working as a journalist back in 2013 for independent media outlets. “I’m thankful to the editors I’ve worked with for their contribution in shaping my skills,” he says.

January 8, 2021

Bakhtiyor Kenjaev, an owner of a small business from Uzbekistan, refurbished a 16th century caravanserai and established the Bukhara Traditional Carpet Weaving Center during the COVID-19 pandemic – making the most of the tourism downturn to be ready when tourists return.

December 28, 2020

Interest in physical fitness has surged in recent years in Turkmenistan. This spring, however, the COVID-19 pandemic drastically altered routines as fitness clubs, swimming pools, and sports centers were forced to close their doors. People had to look elsewhere for safe alternatives – and many were unsure where to turn.