ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia – The American Chamber of Commerce in Mongolia (AmCham) organized its first Annual AmCham Service Day on Saturday, April 2nd, focusing this year’s volunteer efforts on working with the Veloo Foundation’s Children of the Peak Sanctuary located in 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 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 of 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.
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 the Citizen's Representative Council of Songino-Khairkhan District Mr. Kh.Nyambaatar delivered keynote remarks during the ribbon-cutting ceremony.
The Veloo Foundation’s Children of the Peak Sanctuary provides educational resources and a kindergarten education to over 120 impoverished children. The foundation works to alleviate the suffering and neglect of the most vulnerable and marginalized children in an Ulaanbaatar neighborhood where many residents make a living, and feed and clothe their families, with items scavenged from the district's rubbish dump.
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, the largest business federation in the world with over 3 million member companies, headquartered in Washington, D.C. AmCham Mongolia is also a member of the Asia Pacific Council of the American Chamber of Commerce, consisting of 29 American Chambers of Commerce in the Asia Pacific Region.