11:55 am - Saturday October 1, 2016

Local Business’s Long-Term Commitment to Phuket Charity

Local Business’s Long-Term Commitment to Phuket CharityOne-time charitable giving is a common occurrence amongst those who are able to share their good fortune with others. It is less often that a company or individual makes regular giving an annual habit, which is what helps not-for-profit organisations survive and thrive, especially during tough economic times.

Phuket’s Island Technology is one of several local organisations that has embraced this philosophy and chosen the Phuket has Been Good to Us Foundation as the beneficiary of their philanthropy and corporate social responsibility. Their most recent contribution was a brand new laptop for office use.

“We support Phuket Has Been Good To Us as we share their vision of a better future for students in Phuket,” said Autcharawan Pratumwan, Managing Director of Island Technology. “From the beginning we have provided the Foundation with free IT support and are delighted to be able to provide a laptop for their office, as they do such important behind the scenes work, which donors often aren’t aware of.”

Donations of this nature are critical to helping the daily operation run smoothly so teachers and administration can continue delivering much needed programs to the 900 children at two government schools that the Foundations serves.

“We try to minimize our spending on administration so the bulk of our fundraising can go to the children,” said Tina Hall, Director of Operations for the Foundation. “We couldn’t survive without the in-kind donations from companies such as Island Technology that support us.”

Other long-term local business supporters include Bliss Beach Club, which sponsors and hosts the Foundation’s major annual fundraiser. This year’s event, Mystic Mirage, will take place on Friday, April 26th and will feature an exotic evening of Middle Eastern Delights with entertainment, themed food, free flow wine and dancing. Other sponsors joining Bliss, who are also regular supporters, include: Phuket News, Live 89.5, Novosti Phuketa, Andaman Wine Club, BB&B and World Lennium.

Sponsorships are still available for Mystic Mirage and tickets are on sale now. To find out more about the benefits of sponsoring or to buy tickets call the Foundation office at 076-278-146 or email info@phukethasbeengoodtous.org.

Phuket Has Been Good To Us Foundation is a Thai registered charity, which aims to foster vocational opportunities for Thai children through English.  English is taught to more than 900 children in two government schools in Phuket, including 150 orphans who reside at the school.  The goal is to provide the best possible English language education by placing qualified, fluent English speaking teachers in classrooms.  The programs help Thai youth become capable and confident English speakers so that they can secure well-paid employment.

To find out more about the amazing work the Foundation’s teachers and volunteers are doing please visit the website http://www.phukethasbeengoodtous.org or like the Phuket Has Been Good to Us Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/phukethasbeengoodtous.

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