100 New Faces of Kazakhstan: Symbat Abdrakhmanova

100 New Faces of Kazakhstan: Symbat Abdrakhmanova

The ‘100 New Faces of Kazakhstan’ project has changed the lives of many of its laureates. The first stage finalist, Symbat Abdrakhmanova, admits that she became famous after the national competition. After she was named one of the 100 new faces of the country, her educational cartoons in the Kazakh language grew in popularity too.

Symbat Abdrakhmanova created nine cartoons for children with speech defects. Her animation works are currently widely used in educational centres throughout Kazakhstan. The young specialist also writes practical manuals on children’s psychology and is the winner of the Central Asian Persian language competition.

SYMBAT ABDRAKHMANOVA, WINNER, ‘100 NEW FACES OF KAZAKHSTAN’ PROJECTЖ

 - The victory in the project gave a start to a new development phase in my career and also became a greater responsibility for me. After winning this project, I was elected a member of the European Psychiatric Association.

Encouraged by the public support, Symbat is bringing new ideas into life. To mark the 200th anniversary of Kyzylorda, she released a full-length cartoon on the region’s history and geographical landmarks. She is planning to submit her works to short animated cartoon competitions.

SYMBAT ABDRAKHMANOVA, WINNER, ‘100 NEW FACES OF KAZAKHSTAN’ PROJECTЖ

 - I am currently working on the production of a short film. At the same time, I am getting ready to present a research report on adolescent challenges among school students at the 27th Congress of the European Psychiatric Association, which will be held in Warsaw. I was invited to this event as a speaker.

The submission of applications for the second stage of the project has finished, which means that the next hundred winners will be announced soon.