21 February 2013, Kabul, Afghanistan - Supreme Foundation has recently organized its largest ever winter supplies campaign, helping more than 500 orphans and refugees in Kabul to survive the severe Afghan winter.
As part of the two-month operation, Supreme Group’s employees as well as friends, partners and sponsors of the Foundation around the world collected the items; which were then flown into Afghanistan and distributed to two charities and a refugee camp. The items included warm clothing, blankets, toys, shoes, school supplies and toiletries. Supreme Group also contributed fuel to be used for the heating, electrical and transportation needs of the charities.
The items were delivered to the ‘Tomorrows Hope Foundation’, an orphanage in Kabul; and ‘Afghan Action’, a specialized school and training program that helps disadvantaged youth learn how to weave and sell handmade Afghan carpets. The items were also provided to a refugee camp, located in Kabul’s fifth district, which is home to around 250 people from 45 families living in total deprivation.
“With our extensive network across Afghanistan, it was essential that we take the initiative and help to address the chronic problems associated with Afghan winters; where the freezing conditions result in numerous deaths every year. We have provided the orphans and refugees with individual gift packages, which will help them survive the severe conditions,” said Victoria Frost, Supreme Group’s Director of Communications and Treasurer of Supreme Foundation.
"In addition to the supplies, we also entered into an agreement with Afghan Action to sponsor the production of quilts. This is an important initiative as it is not just a ‘quick- fix’ solution; we are investing in training the students to learn a new skill, support themselves and their families, and at the same time to help the local community survive the sub-freezing conditions,” Frost added.
Supreme Foundation aims to alleviate hardship and improve the health, education and living conditions of disadvantaged children in conflict areas and remote regions around the world where Supreme Group operates. The non-profit organization helps children to develop the skills, knowledge and experience to lead successful, sustainable lives and contribute to their families, communities and countries. The Foundation has made
substantial investments in schools, healthcare facilities, and housing developments in Bosnia, the Ivory Coast and Afghanistan.
Supreme Group is a leader in the provision of end-to-end supply chain solutions in some of the world’s most challenging and remote locations. The Group has operated in Afghanistan for more than 10 years in support of many of the world’s leading organizations, governments and diplomatic missions.