ADRA Kyrgyzstan and Age Net International network with the support of the mayor’s office of Bishkek city held annual charity campaign “From heart to heart” dedicated to the International Day of Elderly People. Main purpose of the event was to attract public and government attention to the elderly citizens of Kyrgyzstan, as well as give them the opportunity to earn additional income.
At the fair there were presented handicrafts made of felt, wool, yarn, as well as agricultural products. Was conducted a lottery in support of elderly people. Besides all was held a chess tournament for the pensioners. The culmination of the whole actions was a dance flash mob, which was attended by the elderly, visiters the fair and representatives of government agencies.
For reference: International Gerontology Network “Age Net International” was created in 2005 by the initiative of 21 organizations concerned with aging in Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and Tajikistan. It consists of 48 organizations from 10 countries: Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Kazakhstan, Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Belarus.
The network includes such public organizations as the Public Association “Resource Centre for the Elderly», «ADRA Kyrgyzstan», «Help Age International», OOSZN, Diabetic Association of Kyrgyzstan, the Centre for Social Technologies, Centre for Child Protection and the Ministry of Social Development of the Kyrgyz Republic.