QNET, through the QNET Pays Forward program, recently made an important donation back in June 1 in the form of a seven-seat minivan to the “House of Babies” orphanage in Osh, Kyrgyzstan (a city in the southern part of Kyrgyzstan which was badly affected by ethnic conflict in 2010). The van is an important means of transportation to quickly and conveniently get sick children to the nearest hospital for medical treatment. The hospital is located in the Kyrgyz capital of Bishkek, which is 300 kilometres away and getting the sick kids there has always been a challenge. The minivan is vital for the Osh orphange because it allows access to treatment for 154 children, of which 67 are physically disabled or suffering from AIDS.
QNET representative Bernhard H. Mayer handed over the keys of the van to the Osh House of Babies administrators while he talked to the Kyrgyz media about QNET’s dedication to this cause. The event was also joined by QNET Independent Representatives, who also talked about the company’s values and beliefs.
Below, you can find links to the extensive media coverage on QNET’s donation by some of the major TV channels in Kyrgyzstan. (The videos are in their local dialect. There are currently no translations for the videos. If anybody can provide them, please post them on the comments section below, or put subtitles on the videos via YouTube.)
EL TV Channel Video
Osh TV Channel Video
“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,” Mr Mayer 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.
For more coverage in Russian and Kazakh, check out these websites: