The children at the House of Babies.
Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan), June 1, 2012: Administrators at the House of Babies, located in the southern Kyrgyz city of Osh, can now breathe a sigh of relief, thanks to the donation of a seven-seat minivan from global direct selling companyQNET.
The minivan will help to transport 154 children, including 67 who are physically disabled or infected with AIDS, for treatment at a hospital in Bishkek, approximately 300 kilometres away.
The minivan donated by QNET.
QNET representative, Bernhard H. Mayer, who handed over the keys of the van to Osh House of Babies administrators, said that the donation was the first Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) project organised by the Kyrgyz Republic.
“When we asked them what they needed, they said currently they have to rely on taxis or the bus service to ferry sick children to the Bishkek hospital,” he said.
“The 300-kilometre journey is very inconvenient, especially when sick children have to travel there regularly for follow-up treatments. As a means of transport is desperately needed, we decided to donate this minivan,” he added.
Mr Bernhard H Mayer received a token of appreciation from
the First Deputy of Osh, Alimjan Baygazakov.
The donation is in line with QNET’s corporate philosophy of RYTHM – meaning Raise Yourself To Help Mankind – and is the first of many projects that the company plans to carry out over the next few years in the country.
Through its CSR arm, RYTHM Foundation, QNET has implemented CSR initiatives all over the world, including in Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia.