BAMBI Donates ฿50,000 to Underprivileged Children in Phuket
Published on: December 07, 2018Committed to giving back to communities and children in need, BAMBI extends support to underprivileged children in Phuket. By Chiaki Takegawa Chan and Ema Naito-Bhakdi BAMBI donated ฿50,000 to Phuket Has Been Good To Us Foundation to purchase educational toys, books, and teaching materials for 175 children, aged three to eighteen, who are orphans or whose families are not able to look after them. The donated supplies will help ensure that these children continue their studies without disruption. Phuket Has Been Good To Us Foundation was set up in the aftermath of the 2004 Asian Tsunami and works to improve the economic opportunities and life chances of young people in Phuket. The Foundation runs an afterschool and weekend program for these underprivileged students, using English language activities to stimulate their imagination and practice independent thinking skills in a safe environment. In addition to raising self-esteem and improving their standing within their families and social circles, continuing education is particularly important because it can open up previously closed doors or lead to better job opportunities. Phuket is a popular tourist destination and the main job opportunities on the island are in the hospitality industry. Thus, strong English skills can give a great boost to a child’s future. The Foundation also provides high-quality, practical English language education to over 1,200 Thai school children in government schools on Phuket Island. Photos by Phuket Has Been Good To Us For more info on Phuket Has Been Good To Us Foundation, please see: www.phukethasbeengoodtous.org or Facebook: @phukethasbeengoodtous BAMBI Charities works to support organizations that are making a difference to better the lives of underprivileged mothers and children in Thailand. Please contact email@example.com for more information. The views expressed in the articles in this magazine are not necessarily those of BAMBI committee members and we assume no responsibility for them or their effects. BAMBI News welcomes volunteer contributors to our magazine. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.