Phuket, Thailand – 22 January, 2019: Anantara Mai Khao Phuket Villas supports the Roy E. Heinecke Scholarship Foundation for less fortunate children of all ages who have outstanding records of performance. More than 100 students receiving these prestigious scholarships; 57 students from Hong yok, Baan Mai Khao, Tha Chatchai, Baan Khoen, Wat Thepkrasatree and Thalang Pranangsang schools, in the Thalang area and internal scholarships 59 children of team members at Anantara Maikhao Phuket Villas, Anantara Vacation club Phuket and Anantara Layan Phuket Resort. The total amount of scholarships more than THB 660,000.
“We are trying to provide an opportunity and a good education for children. Nothing is more important to the future of our nation than education.” explains Nikolaus Priesnitz, General Manager of Anantara Mai Khao Phuket Villas
The Heinecke Foundation was created in 1994 and named after CEO and Chairman of Minor International and owner of Anantara, supports less fortunate children of all ages throughout Thailand who have outstanding records of performance. Each year, the foundation gives scholarships to 449 students which help support their education from early learning stages through to graduation.
On a grassroots level each Anantara resort also provides support to individual students in their local area who have excelled at school by buying books, pencils and school equipment to help further their education.
In return, students are asked to support projects in their own communities. Since 2000, the foundation has supported thousands of children and many have since graduated to earn professional degrees.