Your small change could make a big change to someone's life.
The Baht for a Better Life Foundation was started by Amari Hotels and Resorts in 1995. Small change, contributed by guests to our hotels and donations from our staff, are used to further the education of children in Thailand. There are no administrative costs in running the Baht for a Better Life Foundation. Therefore, every dollar, pound and euro given to the fund is used for educational projects.
At present, we support two different initiatives - the Duang Prateep Foundation and the Amari Schools Project. The Duang Prateep Foundation supports the children from an under-privileged area of Bangkok and their families. In this area, poverty prevents the majority of children from completing even basic education. Through the project, we can support children who are especially hardworking and determined to continue their studies, despite the odds being against them.
Funds from the Baht for a Better Life Foundation have also been used to rebuild a dilapidated school in Na Chompoo, Udon Thani and build seven new schools in Doi Angkhang and Viang Hae near Chiang Mai, Chumporn in the South of Thailand, Tak province on the border with Burma, Banjama in Chiang Mai, Baan Changlang in Trang and Bann Na Nok Peed in Loei. As well as building the classroom, donations have been used to buy essentials such as desks, chairs, blackboards, books and pencils.
In addition, some of our guests have decided to give larger donations. US$ 250 will pay for a child's school fees and necessities such as books, uniform and lunch for one year. Many of these children have ambitions to become teachers or nurses, so that they can put the skills, which they have been lucky enough to learn, back into the benefit of their community.
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