What is Central Asian Youth Network (CAYN)?
CAYN is a network of over 300 bright Central Asian individuals, established and supported by the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
since 2004. Our fellows passed a rigorous selection and joined the network as undergraduate students representing Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.
CAYN is not just about bringing new knowledge and useful contacts – but about life. It is about becoming a greater human being who cares about others and dedicates his or her life to a meaningful purpose. The intense schedule, vibrant environment, discussions, trainings, prejudice breaking, critical thinking exercises, all these aim to bring participants closer to their life goals and finding their own path. While the name of the project limits network to Central Asia, nonetheless its members are not stalemated in the haven of a nation state.