Ascott International has been raising funds to
help give children in Chiang Rai a brighter future. The funds have
been used for a variety of activities which range from supporting
the educational needs of underprivileged children to funding their
The funds from Ascott
International have provided a group of hill tribe children in the
Wiengkaen district of Chiang Rai province a new school dormitory.
With the facility, the children no longer need to walk for hours
from their home in remote villages to their school and will have
more time for their studies. Around Baht 550,000 was raised for
the dormitory through donations from guests and staff, and a
top-up from CapitaLand Hope Foundation.
The new dormitory
is part of the Po Wittaya School which has around 300 students
from kindergarten to junior high level. Most of them come from
poor families and live in villages about 10 to 20 kilometers away
from the school.
Mr Eddie Lim, Ascott Internationalís
Country General Manager, Indochina, said, ďThe Wiengkaen
district is a very remote part of Chiang Rai province where many
children live in poverty and have limited access to education.
Through this charity drive, we hope to improve the lives and
future of the children.Ē
Mr Lim and a team of Ascott staff
also visited the Wiengkaen district for the opening ceremony of a
new building in Panghudsahasart School. CapitaLand Hope Foundation
had donated Baht 1,500,000 to construct the two-storey facility
which comprises four classrooms, a canteen and a fully-equipped
The charity drive is one of Ascottís more than 25 worldwide community initiatives as the
company marks 25 successful years as a leading serviced residence
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