Nurai holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Foreign Philology from Eurasian National University, Kazakhstan. She started her career with GDSI as a Project Assistant in a 4 year long EU-funded Kazakhstan Regional Development Project. She has more than 7 years’ experience in the coordination and implementation of projects of various donors such as EU, World Bank and Asian Development Bank. Nurai has very good management and organisational skills, as well as communication and interpersonal skills. She is fluent in Kazakh, English and Russian.
In my spare time I like to listen to music of different genres and watch comedy movies. Now I devote all my spare time to my children.
I’ve never really been anywhere, except Israel, where I travelled to accompany my father-in-law, who had some health problems. But I am keen to see Italy – it’s my dream.
It’s difficult to single out one person. I’ve mostly been inspired by people who have success in their life. For example, my ex-colleague, Zhamila, inspires me not to stop and keep doing something in order to achieve something.
I’m a very calm person, so for me it’s easy to overcome stressful situations. I try not to panic so I can identify the reason which may have caused the stressful situation. I try to remember that there is always a solution.
I would like to see the period of rule of Queen Tomiris. I saw the movie based on true events, that tells the story of Queen Tomiris, a real historical hero. She, along with her female warriors, inspired the legends of the Amazon warriors. Queen Tomiris lived 2,500 years ago but her legacy lives on and continues to inspire today. She was a mother, warrior, and an incomparable strategist credited for the creation of female warrior divisions. Her legacy still inspires thousands of women throughout Central Asia.