Rustem Khamitov met with Rusfond President Lev Ambinder
UFA, 19 November 2015. /Bashinform News Agency, Alexander Smirnov/.
On November 18, at the House of the Republic the Head of Bashkortostan Rustem Khamitov met with Rusfond President (Russian Aid Fund), member of the Council under the Russian President on Civil Society and Human Rights, Lev Ambinder. Development of philanthropic activities in the region was discussed at the meeting.
“In recent years, we have been able to intensify our work in terms of charity. There were and there are large and major funds here. There is a positive dynamics of the funds establishment, our society began to respond. We treat this work informally, frankly, honestly”, Rustem Khamitov said.
“Of late we have quite good progress in the region with the development of our project. We encourage relationships with local funds. The more joint projects of Rusfond and some local funds, if we coincide on directions, the better,” noted the Rusfond President.
Lev Ambinder, in particular, proposed the establishment of the Bank of bone marrow donors in the republic. He also offered to take care of children with "butterfly syndrome" (epidermolysis bullosa) for organizing their treatment in Russian hospitals.
The Head of the Republic has supported the project of young people rehabilitation with disabilities in the republic proposing to create a cluster for the production of rehabilitation facilities.
The Rusfond (Russian Aid Fund) was created in 1996 as a charitable journalistic project. Currently in Russia there are 20 regional offices of the foundation. Its mission is to help in treatment of seriously ill children and the disabled, to promote the development of civil society and introduction of advanced medical technology. For 19 years, individuals and companies have donated in Rusfond more than 7 billion rubles. More than 12.5 thousand children recovered with this money. Strong support was received by hundreds of large families and foster families, disabled adults, and children's homes, boarding schools and hospitals in Russia.
Bashkortostan is one of the first republics where Rusfond opened its regional office in 2011. In the four years of existence the regional office provided assistance worth 131.4 million rubles. In 2015, it was paid 47.74 million rubles for treatment of 152 children.