Ascott Making a Difference to Students in Chiang Rai, Thailand

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Ascott, CapitaLand Hope Foundation (CHF) and iCare Thailand Foundation have together provided school dormitory furniture to needy students at Doi Wiengpa Pitaya school in the Chiang Rai province of Northern Thailand.

84 new bunk beds, sheets, mattresses and individual storage boxes to store clothing have been donated to the school.

Our efforts from the very beginning were to give back to the community. We are delighted our contributions will help and support by creating better living conditions for those children in poverty. The improved dormitories allow boys and girls who live too far away the opportunity to attend school. More education could lead these children to a healthier life and a better chance for a brighter future, said Mr Jean Keijdener, Ascotts Country General Manager for Thailand.  Doi Wiengpa Pitaya school has around 575 children from kindergarten to junior high level. Most of them come from low income families and live in rural areas. 85 students board at the school because their homes are too far away. The improved facilities will greatly increase their chance of attaining better educational opportunities.

Besides the dormitory furniture donation, Ascotts staff and iCare Thailand Foundations team also visited the Doi Wiengpa Pitaya school, played games, helped setting up the new beds for the children and presented some food, boxes of milk and snacks to all the children.

Ascott, Making a Difference, Chiang Rai, School, Thailand

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