The humanitarian organization ADRA Kyrgyzstan implemented the project «One for One ™» for the distribution of humanitarian shoes in Talas region. TOMS shoes were distributed to 104 schools in the region. The main objective of this project is to draw public attention to the issue of the children involvement into educational process, by providing assistance in the form of shoes for students of local schools.
School shoes distributed among students of educational institutions from the first to eleventh grade, regardless of their social status. The project covered Manas, Talas, Bakai-Ata, Kara-Buura districts of Talas region.
The donor of this humanitarian aid is the company TOMS, USA. In 2006, American traveler Blake Mycoskie befriended with children in Argentina and found that many of them do not wear shoes. This fact was the reason the company was founded. For every pair of shoes sold, it gives a second pair for children in need.