Singaporean family celebrates child’s birthday by raising funds for Bishkek Children’s Center

Singaporean family celebrates child's birthday by raising funds for Bishkek Children’s CenterStory of an Ismaili family – working in Bishkek, for the University of Central Asia. They used the opportunity of their son’s third birthday to raise funds for Children’s orphanage.

Source: AKIpress News Agency

When parents of 3-year-old Sahil Keshvani discovered that the toddlers in Bishkek needed support, they wanted to help. Instead of a typical celebration, his parents decided to celebrate his third birthday by making a meaningful difference. Together with family, friends and well-wishers, they raised more than 130,000 Kyrgyz som for the Bishkek Children’s Center, which houses social orphans.

“When you have a toddler, you attend many parties. We asked ourselves, how can we make Sahil’s third birthday meaningful?” said Sahil’s mother, Malathi. “Sharing this occasion with those less fortunate was a privilege.”

A Bishkek-based friend shared the plight of the Center and its challenges. Though they have sufficient funds for 70 social orphans, they were at over capacity. Four meals per child per day costs 110 kgs (US$1.60).

Read more – Date: 27 April 2017

 

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