4th April 2008
Chiang Mai Charity Calendar Project presents a cheque for Baht 604,000.- to the
It was the last day of the third term, and several hundred students, parents and members of Prem Tinsulanonda International School's teaching staff assembled in the school's auditorium to enjoy this special occasion.
Present were Khun Junnapong Saranak, Director of the Tourism Authority of Thailand, Northern office Region One; Mr. David Baird, Chief Operating Officer, and Head of School; Khun Bunnam Wirutkaman, Director of the Dream Weaving for Peace Foundation, plus 20 children from the Foundation, together with the Prem students whose paintings are featured in the calendar, and Ms. Ramlah Jafri, the calendar's creator.
Khun Junnapong echoed his comments, and added that a tourism promotion for the city combined with a charitable cause, created by international school students to help underprivileged children, was a unique and commendable achievement, one which had been realised beyond all expectations.
A very grateful and slightly overwhelmed Khun Bunnam Wirutkaman thanked the children and the organisers, and confirmed that the funds will be used exclusively for educating the children in her care. The children who receive an advanced education will also share a long-term commitment to support the Foundation, thus perpetuating the benefits for all for many years to come.
Khun Junnapong: "a unique and commendable achievement" Khun Bunnam: "funds will be used only for education"
Ramlah: "so happy that it succeeded"