On 11 November 2017, the KAZGUU Endowment Corporate Fund and M. Narikbayev KAZGUU University JSC, at the initiative of the KAZGUU Alumni Association held the First KAZGUU Alumni Charity Ball.
The ball took place in one of the best hotels in Astana – St. Regis. The evening was hosted by Zhasin Kanbayev, a popular showman. The graduates of KAZGUU were happy to see their old friends, and university teachers whose lectures once launched their professional journeys. The organisers managed to raise 2 426 000 tenge at the ball. Part of this money was allocated for a scholarship for a pupil at an orphanage in Astana to cover the tuition fees at KAZGUU in 2018-2019. In addition, two scholarships were established, and named after two prominent Kazakh scholars, Professor N. A. Shaykenov, D.J.S. and Professor M. Narikbaev, D.J.S.
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