Amari Hotels and Resorts has recently opened a new school building which has been constructed with contributions to the ‘Baht for a Better Life’ Foundation. Opened by Police Major General Winai Nilasri of Border Patrol Police Regional Headquarters 3, the school is in the village of Baan Kochuey in Tak province, near the border with Myanmar. 150 students from the ages of 5 to 13 attend the school.
The “Baht for a Better Life” Foundation is funded by small change from guests who stay at Amari’s eight hotels in Thailand, together with donations from the staff.
At present, two different initiatives are supported - the Duang Prateep Foundation and the Amari Schools Project. The Duang Prateep Foundation helps the children of Klong Toey and their families. In this underprivileged area, poverty prevents the majority of children from completing even basic education. Selected children, who are especially hardworking and determined, are sponsored to continue their education. Through the Amari Schools Project, funds have been used to rebuild a dilapidated school in Na Chompoo, Udon Thani and to build three new schools in Doi Angkhang near Chiang Mai, Chumporn in the South of Thailand and Tak near the border with Myanmar. As well as building the classroom, donations have been used to buy essentials such as desks, chairs, blackboards, books and pencils.
Note to Editors : Amari Hotels and resorts is one of Thailand’s leading and most dynamic hotel groups operating eleven first class properties in Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Pattaya, Samui, Phuket and Krabi as well as six associate hotels in Bangkok, Pattaya, Loei and Doi Angkhang.
For further information please contact :
Ms. Nikki Busuttil
Director of Communications Tel. 66 (0) 2255 3767
Amari Hotels and Resorts Fax. 66 (0) 2255 3718
847 Petchburi Road E-mail: Send Nikki an email
Bangkok 10400 Website: www.amari.com