Afghanistan’s Leading Private Philanthropy Received Honor At December 10th Ceremony
Dr. Ehsan Bayat – Co-Founder of The Bayat Foundation, and Chairman of The Bayat Group (www.bayat-group.com) – and his wife, Mrs. Fatema Bayat – Executive Director of The Bayat Foundation – jointly accepted the award from Mr. Shri Tushar Arun Gandhi, great grandson of Mahatma Gandhi; Dr. Abraham Mathai, President of Harmony Foundation; and Mr. Jerry Jose, Head of Human Resources at ICICI Lombard.
The Bayat Foundation, Afghanistan’s largest private, non-profit Health, Education and Social Development Organization, announced today that it has been selected by The Harmony Foundationas a recipient of the 2017 Mother Teresa Memorial International Award For Social Justice. Find out more on Bayat Foundation’s website
Kabul, Afghanistan — September 10, 2017 — Afghan Wireless Communication Company (AWCC) (www.afghan-wireless.com), the nation’s first mobile communications company, the founder of Afghanistan’s mobile communications market and a leading provider of voice, data, entertainment and mobile payment services to over 5,000,000 consumers and businesses, announced today that Dr. Ehsan Bayat, the Founder of Afghan Wireless, theAriana Television Network (ATN), and the Chairman of The Bayat Group, (www.bayat-group.com), has received the 2017 Best Media and Telecom CEO Award from International Finance Magazine (IFM).
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Over the years, the Bayat Foundation has undertaken a number of initiatives to improve quality of life for families in Afghanistan. These projects have ranged from water wells to hospitals. The foundation has also offered assistance during some of the country’s most difficult periods, including the harsh winter of 2006/2007, when families struggled to keep warm in below-freezing conditions with limited firewood and only blankets for warmth. That year was especially hard for former refugee families who had returned to Afghanistan only to find devastating conditions in which to live. The inclement weather claimed many lives and received international media attention.
During this particularly hard winter, the Bayat Foundation spearheaded a campaign to raise funds to keep families warm, matching each dollar raised from the international community. Within a few weeks, the campaign raised $131,000, which totaled more than $262,000 when combined with the matching funds. The foundation further covered $40,000 in transportation and delivery expenses to deliver products to families in need, including blankets, oil, coal, warm clothing, and tents. When necessary, the program also offered medical intervention. Altogether, nearly 7,000 families in 15 provinces received vital support to make it through the winter.
The 2006/2007 winter campaign demonstrated the willingness of Afghan people around the world to come together in support of their brothers and sisters. A vital part of the campaign’s success was the Ariana Television Network, which delivers material to Afghan people living around the world. By airing documentaries about the suffering of people in Afghanistan, the network motivated people to support the cause.
Since that winter, the Bayat Foundation has continued to distribute winter aid to families in need.