On Monday, October 3, 2016, Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan extended a visit to Yaowawit Lodge & School, an orphanage located in the rainforest of Kapong district in Phang Nga province. HM Queen Noor has been given a warm welcome by Phang Nga Governer – Mr. Pakkapong Tawipat, the school founder – Philipp Graf von Hardenberg and the students while numbers of activities were organised by the students at the school upon arrival. HM Queen Noor had also visited boarding houses and the schools farm to inspect the values of local, organic agriculture.
Yaowawit, a welfare boarding school for children from underprivileged families now provide 144 children (aged 4 to 18) with a home and a holistic (whole-person – brain, body and mind) education which includes the Thai curriculum, English language, life skills and social and personal development. The school was founded in 2005 by Philipp Graf von Hardenberg under the Children’s World Academy Foundations, which are redistered in Germany and Thailand, and was inaugurated by Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn in 2006. Yaowawit Lodge, which is the hospitality training centre for students at the Yaowawit School, was also inaugurated by Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn in 2008.
Yaowawit has recently implemented an inaugural long term Memorandum of Understanding for the academic cooperation project called ‘Yaowawit-Pre-Vocational Hospitality Academy’ which aims to support and develop pre vocational training and life skills education in Thailand together with the Office of Vocational Education Commission, Thailand (Phang Nga Office) and Marriott Thailand Business Council.
Following a good relationship with the Thanyapura Health and Sports Resort in Phuket, Yaowawit is also part of the CSR program which allows Thanyapura to support the school with fundraising as well as general maintenance supplies for the school.
Thanyapura Health & Sports Resort is a sport, fitness, health and educational haven located on the island of Phuket, Thailand. The resort features the best sports facilities and coaching expertise in Asia with an award-winning organic restaurant, a unique mind