This is Murat Khasenov. He was brought up in a children’s home. He is a flight attendant in ‘Air Astana’ and, maybe, one day he will become a prime minister of Kazakhstan. With this smile he could do anything!
This is a young people’s home. Murat and other former inmates of the children’s home live here before they find their own place to live in. This is a 125-room building and it is crowded. Young people are allowed to stay here until they turn 29.
Although his room is pretty simple, it has everything he needs: a table, a bed, some other things… Murat grows flowers by himself and they make the room look prettier. He says he is happy to have lived in the children’s home because he always had a place to live and food to eat, unlike some other kids whose parents were alcoholics. However, some of his friends turned out to be misfit and now they have no education and are just hanging around looking for alcohol and drugs.
Murat does not blame his mother for what she has done because she might have her reasons. At first he wanted to find her but then he learnt that she had a family and stopped looking for her. He says that when his psychologist saw his mom’s handwriting, he assumed she was very handsome and well-educated.
It is a busy day today because he has two flights: Almaty-Kyzylorda-Almaty and Almaty-Astana-Almaty.
When he was a kid, he had a dream to fly. When he grew up and graduated from the university, he spoke English well, so one of his friends offered him to become a flight attendant and he immediately agreed.
He plans to take a sabbatical leave and go to England to study MBA. He has grandiose plans for the future. He wants to become a prime minister!
A company car comes to pick him up. It is time to go!