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Amway Opportunity Foundation celebrates Amway Children & World Service Week

Written by Ak Sharma

New Delhi: Amway has launched a world service week focusing on under privileged children of society to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Amway’s Global One by One Campaign for Children as well as 15th anniversary of Amway Opportunity Foundation in India.

Amway opportunity foundation (AOF) is a registered NGO and deals with all corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities of Amway in India. It has been actively involved to transform the lives of blind children across 15 states and has reached to almost 85,000 school- going visually challenged children. With its partners, All India Confederation of the Blind (AICB) and National Association for the Blind (NAB) AOF has constantly tangled itself for working to ensuring the braille books availability at various schools.

AOF has also channelized its energies in setting up 16 fully-equipped computer centers for visually challenged children in 16 cities. It also has been working for various other projects, “project sunrise” to name one, in which it joined hands with 40 partner NGOs and schools in different parts of the country and supporting them in health & education.

Another noteworthy fact is about their “one by one campaign” in which Amway distributors and employees have impacted 10 million lives by volunteering for hundreds of projects. They include providing kitchen facilities to help prepare nutritive meals for children, supporting welfare centers, building homes for families, giving life-saving immunizations to children.

To celebrate the twin anniversary AOF, in association with its 40 partner NGOs, will organize various social activities across cities including Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Hubli, Guwahati, to mention a few. In Mumbai, the celebration will be featuring an exhibition-cum-sale of handmade products made by less privileged children; another attraction would be a special workshop for all kids and a puppet show.

For Kolkata, there will be a hosting of a children’s fair which will include various activities like rally with visually challenged children, quiz competition and various seminars. In Hubli, AOF will celebrate Children’s week with a difference by organizing a kid’s fashion show, in association with Fashion design institute and partner NGO Channels of Love.

Children of Delhi would be benefited by a mega health camp from 20th to 22nd of November which is going to touch close to 1500 children. Commenting on the occasion Mr. William S. Pinckney, Chairman, Amway Opportunity Foundation, said “My heart fills with joy watching the young children getting benefitted. Amway has been one of the prominent companies in the country making a difference to the lives of the under privileged and would continue to extend its support to the society at large.”

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