This week Kumtor employees handed over 768 New Year gifts to children from orphanages, crisis centers and low-income families of Balykchy town, Jeti-Oguz and Ton regions of Issyk-Kul oblast.
This year, traditional sweets have been purchased for the money raised by the company employees, because the decision of the Bishkek Interdistrict Court, banning the company from transferring its assets, is still in force, since June 3, 2016. In this regard, the company was unable to transfer funds for the purchase of gifts for needy children of Issyk-Kul oblast. However, the company employees have not remained aloof and organized traditional New Year’s greetings from Father Frost for children of Issyk-Kul oblast. The workers of the mine, marshalling yard and head office have collected KGS 259,500 and bought sweets.

Representatives of the Sustainable Development Department delivered New Year gifts to the recipients on behalf of the company. The local authorities provided lists of children in need and organized the New Year’s matinees for children all over the oblast. Employees of Balykchy Marshalling Yard delivered gifts to the Crisis Center “Children of Tien Shan” in Balykchy and prepared a show program for the children.

The list of organizations and communities that have received gifts from Kumtor employees included:

Ton region:
• Public Foundation “Shoola Kol”;
• Rehabilitation Center “Khadicha”;
• Orphans of the region;
• Children with disabilities;
• Best secondary schools students.

Jeti-Oguz region:
• Orphans of the region;
• Children with disabilities.

Balykchy Town:
• Society of Children with Disabilities;
• Public Foundation “Children of Tien Shan»;
• Rehabilitation Center “Adamzatka Jardam.”

The company’s management thanks all concerned employees, who have provided support in this difficult situation and, against all odds, brought a holiday mood to children, who were waiting for gifts. In particular, the Kumtor management expresses its great appreciation to Jody Snare, Gerard Wigglesworth, Steven Howat, Ben Ferris, Natalia Sherbakova, Mirbek Kurmanbaev, Nurdin Usenov, Aimira Kenjetaeva, Aizada Djalbieva, Chingiz Umetaliev, Roza Satarova, Andrey Skornyakov, Alexey Snyatkov, Asel Ibraeva, Vladimir Ivanov, Dmitriy Moiseev, A and B shifts of crew change vehicle drivers, Usonkul Egizbaev, Sadygaly Djuraev, the local contracting company from Barskoon, the regional team of the Sustainable Development Department, Assay Laboratory, Syrgak Samudinov, Elena Koroleva, Samsaly Sultanbekov, Chinara Mamytova, Emil Kermenbaev, electricians from the Special Projects Department, Rustam Momunaliev, Sergey Tretyakov, Security Department, Environment Department, Conor Britton, Almaz Baryktabasov, Tursunbek Dautov, Sanjar Kambarov, Jenishbek Tentimishev, Brine De Los Santos, Gulmira Mukanbetova, Eugene Tian, the Residential Camp Administration’s Department, Guzipa Burjieva, Ainura Rakunbaeva, Sergey Krasnoshtanov, Engineering Department, Mining Department (A and D shifts, Drilling and Blasting Department), Temirlan Beishebaev, Anatoly Kazakov, kitchen workers, electricians from the Plant Maintenance Department; employees of the Balykchy Marshalling Yard: Jyldyz Raimkulova, Zahar Tsygankov, Alibek Kulataev, Asykbek Chekirbayev, Kalybek Sydykov, Ashyrbek Karagul uulu, Maksat Kadyraliev, and everyone in Bishkek office, who made his/her contribution: Elena Popova, Eleonora Kotyuk, Akylbek Duyshembiev, Kalysbek Abdygaziev, Marina Gavrilova, Simon Tan, Tatyana Zhukova, Natasha Perlova, Olga Medoyeva, Natalia Anderson, Bolot Asanakunov, Marat Ibrayev, Aibek Abduvaliev, Yuri Yefimenko, Valentin Chernyshov, Timur Osmonov, Murat Ozbekov, Sergey Bulgakov, Viktor Belyakov, Raushan Djumabekova, Rodney Stuparyk, Natalia Averkina, Anna Lipko, Paul Young, Cholpon and Dina Abdykerimova.