American Chamber of Commerce in Mongolia successfully organizes the first Annual AmCham Service Day 2016

ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia – The American Chamber of Commerce in Mongolia (AmCham) organized its first Annual AmCham Service Day 2016 on Saturday, April 2nd, 2016 in cooperation with the Veloo Foundation’s Children of Peak Sanctuary located in the Songino-Khairkhan district in Ulaanbaatar. Over 20 volunteers consisting of AmCham’s members spent the day volunteering with the students at the kindergarten and assembling a new library for the Sanctuary, which will serve as literacy center for the kindergarten and a resource center for children and adults from the community, offering access to computers with Internet, books, and various programs.

AmCham’s Vice Chairman Magnai Ganzorig, the Governor of Capital City and Mayor of Ulaanbaatar City His Excellency Bat-Uul Erdene and the Chairman of Citizen Representative Council of the Songinokhairkhan district Mr. Kh.Nyambaatar delivered keynote remarks during the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

 

AmCham Mongolia strives to be a socially responsible organization and AmCham’s members are some of the most socially conscientious companies in Mongolia. AmCham Service Day 2016 was made possible thanks to the generous support from our sponsors MahoneyLiotta LLP, Oriflame Corporation, Mr. T. Gansuld as well as our media sponsor MongolTV. Fellow AmCham members Wagner Asia Equipment LLC, G-Mobile, and Crown Worldwide Group joined the sponsors for a full day of volunteering.

The Veloo Foundation’s Children of Peak Sanctuary schools over 120 impoverished children and works to alleviate the suffering and neglect of the most vulnerable and marginalized children in an Ulaanbaatar neighborhood whose residents make a living and feed and clothe their families with items scavenged from the rubbish dump.

Volunteers from AmCham members in the library
Volunteers from AmCham members in the library

 

About AmCham Mongolia

AmCham Mongolia is an independent membership-driven organization that seeks to build, strengthen, and protect business between the United States and Mongolia and to actively promote Mongolia as a destination for American investment. AmCham Mongolia is the official local office of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, largest business federation in the world with over 3 million member companies and located in Washington, DC. AmCham Mongolia is also a member of the Asia Pacific Council of American Chamber of Commerce, consisting of 29 American Chambers of Commerce in the Asia Pacific Region.