Letter from the President of SHOM 2018 – Guldana Zhailau

guldana (Large)

Dear Friends,

Welcome to the Spouses of Heads of Mission (SHOM) Association’s website!

Our primary aim is to foster friendship among our multinational members and to provide for them a warm and supportive forum during their posting here in Poland.

I would like that SHOM continues to be a place to meet, to exchange ideas and receive all newcomers to Warsaw, a place where we can talk, help each other, exchange experiences and know each other better. It is a place where languages and different cultures are welcome and therefore, we can always find a way to understand each other. It is also the opportunity to know better our host country, by beautiful Polish cities and interesting places.

SHOM not only serves as a means of connecting embassies together, but also organises major fundraising events to support a number of charities benefiting Polish society. Our main mission in this field is organizing the International Charity Bazaar, which is being held annually over 10 years and became an inseparable part of Warsaw city life. The funds raised in SHOM Charity Bazaar benefit the refugees, the elderly, children, women and families in difficult circumstances in Poland.

This year we are organizing the 11th edition of International Charity Bazaar under the Honorary Patronage of the First Lady of the Republic of Poland, Mrs. Agata Kornhauser-Duda, which will be held on Sunday, December 9th, 2018 from 10.00 to 17.00, at the Marriott Hotel in Warsaw.

We are kindly inviting you all to visit the Charity Bazaar and contribute to make life of those less fortunate better.

With warm regards,

firma Guldana

Guldana Zhailau

Spouse of the Ambassador of Kazakhstan

President of SHOM