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Thanyapura Phuket Partners Labdoo to Help Underprivileged Students in Thailand

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Thanyapura Phuket has partnered with Labdoo, a rapidly growing global charity project which sees old laptops donated, cleaned and restored for children from underprivileged backgrounds.

Thanyapura Phuket's new President and Chief Executive Officer, Philipp Graf von Hardenberg, worked closely with Labdoo Hamburg Hub in his native Germany and personally hand carried 14 computers in various trips from Germany to Yaowawit School in Thailand's in Phang Nga province.

 "With so many old computers in Thailand we thought why not bring the concept here and put all these old computers to good use in the education of young Thai people, giving them the best chance to be the best they can be, especially in schools that have challenges related to funding," said Mr Graf von Hardenberg. "This perfectly matches the core philosophy of Thanyapura and students at our Phuket International Academy (PIA) in conjunction with our IT department will be actively involved in gathering and preparing these computers to be taken to schools in Phuket and Phang Nga and eventually nationwide as we develop a network of partners in Bangkok, the north and the north-east."

Labdoo founder and team member Jordi Ros-Giralt said Labdoo was a non-profit grassroots collaborative project and those involved gave their time and effort out of goodwill.

"I'm happy Thanyapura has become involved and it is great to have an organization with the resources and reputation of Thanyapura as our first hub in Thailand," Mr Ros-Giralt said. "The project is provided "as is" and it works thanks to the will of people joining a movement that wants to bridge the digital divide using sustainable technology, simply because we want to make things happen."

Labdoo so far delivered more than 3,200 reconditioned laptops to underprivileged schools via 61 'hubs' in over 90 countries worldwide.

For those in Phuket or Phang Nga who would like to donate unused laptops, please drop them off at Thanyapura Membership Counter or call +6676336000 for further information.

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