Gala concert held to mark 10th anniversary of the You are not alone foundation

22 Nov 2012

Gala concert held to mark 10th anniversary
of the You are not alone foundation

A gala concert to mark the 10th anniversary of the You are not alone charitable foundation was held in the Turkistan concert hall in Tashkent on 22 November. All performances of this incredible show were staged by children being brought up in Uzbekistan’s orphanages. Children did a splendid job, filling the hearts of those present at the event with a sense of immense pride for these children. The performances were staged by children from mercy homes (orphanages) No 1, 14, 21, 22, 23, 24 30 and 31 as well as the specialized boarding school for children with hearing and speech disorders.

The chair of the Board of Trustees of the charitable organization, Lola Karimova-Tillyaeva, welcomed the participants at the event. “We started this path together 10 years ago. I’m very pleased to see today here, in this hall, young people, orphanage graduates, who have formed their own families and scored major successes in their life. This is exactly what we were aiming to achieve when setting up the foundation: to do our utmost for the development and education of these children so that they could realize their potential to the full,” Karimova-Tillyaeva said.

“I would particularly like to thank ministries and agencies, international organizations and NGOs for continued cooperation over the past 10 years. I would also like to thank people whose personal contribution has made it possible to save the lives of our children – these are medical workers, teachers, scholars and artists. Thank you for helping our children, sharing your invaluable experience and knowledge with us,” she added.

The Sen Yolg’iz Emassan (You are not alone) charitable organization was founded by Lola Karimova-Tillyaeva in November 2002 to provide comprehensive support to children in need. It is the largest children’s foundation in Uzbekistan whose work is primarily focused on providing assistance and support to children left without parental care. This includes children brought up in state orphanages, including 25 Mercy Homes, 13 orphanages for children under the age of three and 2 children’s villages, as well as children from 88 boarding schools.

The charity works in close partnership with the National Centre for the Social Adaptation of Children (NCSAC) in the area of providing medical, educational and financial assistance to children with disabilities.