Regional Profile

Central Asia is a group of countries which achieved independence from the USSR in late 1991.

The peoples of the Central Asian Republics are friendly, hospitable and highly educated. Although rich and diverse in culture, history and resources, they face many common challenges. In many cases, these newly-independent countries seek to build their societies, economic structures and institutions together with international assistance.

Pressing economic crises and disputes, ongoing health and social concerns and high levels of migration have all contributed to the waning of post-independence joy and a search for new ideals.

Service Profile

Interserve workers serving in Central Asia include:

  • Educators for expatriate children, local schools and universities
  • Partnering with other organisations to increase effective student work
  • Teachers of English as a foreign language
  • Medical and dental educators and practitioners
  • Nursing educators and practitioners
  • Community development workers
  • Business educators
  • Youth workers