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May 29, 2020
Qolda emergency assistance project
The newsletter contains information on activities of 11 humanitarian assistance projects, who received grants from Chevron. Last week, five organizations based in Nur-Sultan implemented planned activities as part of the “People to People” emergency program assistance project.
Representatives of the “Independent life Dos” Public association of people with disabilities visited 15 families that care for members with musculoskeletal system disability. Representatives provided the families with consultations and aid
"QAREKET Zhaksylyk Zhasa" Public Foundation distributed 200 live chicks to low-income families of Parasat village.
The National Volunteer Network prepared food baskets as part of their campaign. Food baskets are planned to be delivered to elder people and veterans next week.
«Step to Future» Public Foundation delivered 30 food baskets to people struggling with drug addiction. The Foundation also has signed contracts with a number of clothing stores and made purchases for outreach workers’ children.
“Help to those in need” Charity Foundation provided 35 low-income families with food baskets.
“AYALA” has distributed 100 food basket in Nur-Sultan as part of the “Generous heart” project. Large families, single mothers and orphans benefited from the campaign.
The list of those in need was provided by the City Hall. “AYALA” Fund distributed baskets with dairy products, butter, sausage, cheese, fruit, vegetables, tea, coffee, eggs, canned fish and meat, cereals, sugar, detergents and hygiene products.
5 NGOs, who received grants under the “People to People” emergency assistance project provide assistance to migrant workers, small business companies. They also support health care workers in Almaty.
The “Tauasar” Public Foundation continues to implement its “Aq Jurek” charity initiative. The Foundation is working with several organizations and provides health care workers in COVID-19 response temporary hospitals and quarantine facilities with hot meals and individual protective equipment.
May 11 – 17, 1250 lunches were delivered to doctors, orderlies, and paramedics in 4 clinics: "Infectious Disease Hospital named after Yi.Zhekenova", sanatorium “Kazakhstan" (temporary quarantine facility), "Central City Clinical Hospital" and " Regional Multi-profile Clinic".
Times are tough for business owners. The Family Business Association of Kazakhstan reached out to small, micro- and nano-businesses under the “The Small Business Hard Times Survival Guide” initiative. The Association's experts consult businesses remotely. The initiative has received much positive feedback. 23 business survival plans were developed and 144 consultations to entrepreneurs were provided. The Association has also received a number of requests for psychological support and decided to expand its staff of volunteer psychology experts. 214 listeners attended “How to restart your business after the pandemic?” webinar organized on May 14th.
"The Union of large families of the Turksib district of Almaty” delivered 266 food baskets to low-income large families who did not receive any aid or assistance during the pandemic.
“ITeachMe” Public Foundation distributed food baskets and non- food items to 120 people with disabilities, parents raising children with disabilities, pensioners who care for people with disabilities. This activity was carried out under “You are not alone” initiative. The League of Volunteers of Kazakhstan assisted the “ITeachMe” Foundation in distributing food baskets
82 migrant workers from the Kyrgyz Republic, 124 migrant workers from Tajikistan and 14 migrant workers from Uzbekistan received food baskets and hygiene products under “Someone else’s misfortune is ours - help will come!” initiative of the “Rodnik” Public Foundation. The lists of migrant workers in need were provided by the Kyrgyz, Uzbek and Tajik Consulates Generals. The distribution of food and non-food items was organized with the help of the General Consulates of Uzbekistan and the Kyrgyz Republic, as well as the Tajik Ethnic Cultural Center that kept in touch with the migrant workers during the quarantine.
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