All income received throughout the event is spend on charity purposes afterwards. We seek to make a difference in the countries we are originally from, which is why our charity projects are mainly done in Central Asian countries. We invested a total of £50 000 throughout our history, and aim to increase this number further.
More than £10,000 donated towards various charities, including orphanages where we funded educational programmes for kids aged 12-14, as well as children with serious but curable diseases. This year we intend to support Healthy Asia Charity Fund in Kazakhstan, and in particular, its programme that fights cancer among disadvantaged children.
Over the years, British-Uzbek Society has been involved in a wide range of regional charity initiatives. With an area of impact chiefly in the Tashkent suburban areas, our representatives have worked with local orphanages and social organisations channeling over £1500 worth of aid and supplies.Our people have also enjoyed carrying out activities . We are currently committed to a new project which will see over 700 academic books transported and distributed on a wider country-scale and subsequently increase our impact.
Tatarstan raised a total of £864 during the 2014 Spring Festival and Sabantuy, which is another charity event by the UK Tatar Association. All the funds were donated towards the children with disabilities in Tatarstan. The Derbishy orphanage in Kazan, received new equipment, furniture, medicines and other goods.
UCL Azerbaijan Society has donated about 2,500 pounds to charity over the last two years. Donations went to such orphanages like “Umid Yeri”, Orphanage #3 for deaf children and “SOS ushag kendleri – Azerbaijan”, situated in Baku, Azerbaijan. Along with direct money contribution, various useful items, like products of hygiene, immunizations, medicines and books were provided to these schools. This year we are planning to help a charity organization called “Damla”, which specializes on helping low-income families in Azerbaijan. Some small social and environmental projects in the regions of Azerbaijan are planned as well.
In 2013 British-Tajiks Society donated £300 to Cancer Research UK for Children’s cancer treatment. This year the society is planning to donate money for educations of children in Tajikistan through “Tajikinvest”charitable trust foundation, due to the fact that lack of education in Tajikistan is currently the main obstacle preventing the development of the country. TajikInvest is an international charitable trust, with its headquarters in London, England. The project was oficially launched in June 1, 2010 by a group of like-minded patriots, who are living, studying and working in as well as outside Tajikistan.
Kyrgyz Students has donated £1650 for charity purposes throughout 2 years. In 2013, £550 were spent on the refurbishment of the Orphanage for deaf children in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic. Only volunteers were involved in the refurbishment, which gave us opportunity to spend money on raw materials, plumbing and other useful items. In 2014, £1100 were transfered to the reserve fund which is going to be used for a treatment of a sick boy.