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06 November 2018

Ford volunteers join forces with World Vision to revive Bansripracha School, Rayong province (Read in Thai)


Mr.Vinko Saric,Ford Thailand Manufacturing Plant Manager,and Ms.Sukkamon Sopachote, HR Manager of Ford Thailand, have led more than 100 volunteers from Ford Thailand to conduct the “Qualify of Life Improvement for Children in Rayong Province” activity, which is another CSR event underthe “Child Well-being” project organized in collaboration with World Vision Foundation of Thailand (WVFT) in Ford’s Global Month of Caring 2018, which involves the renovation of Bansripracha School, Rayong province. Dr.Bunjongsek Supsopha, Marketing & Fundraising Group Director of WVFT, and Mr.Tanadate Boontiem, Director of Bansripracha School, have recently attended the opening ceremony held at Bansripracha School, Rayong province.


Mr.Vinko has shared about this activity, “Helping the community is something very important for our company.It is the passion that drives us forward.I think everyone is having fun. And the most important thing that has come out of this is to have a look at the smiles on children’s faces. I’d like them to feel the care we have for them. That’s a great feeling.I would like to thank everyone and WVFT for organizing this event. Thank you everybody so much.”


The objective of this event is to improve Bansripracha School and the learning centre. The volunteers from Ford, led by Mr.Jirawat Jeeradeepalung, ASEAN HRBO and Thailand HR Manager of Ford Thailand, and Mr.Eakkachai Suwonkosai, Eastern Region Cluster Manager of WVFT, along with WVFT staff and the school director, have visited the school and completed variety of tasks in different activity bases, such as installing water pipes for agricultural activities at school, paining and pouring concrete floor of the bathroom, making canteen wooden tables and benches and renovating the playground, based on the Brain Based Learning (BBL)approach, including repainting the deteriorated school recreationalarea to make it more colorful. These activities have made the children very happy.The school director has thanked Ford and WVFT for offering the support to solve the school’s pressing problems and meet all its needs to develop and improve quality of life of the students.He is also thankful to all volunteers from Ford and staff from WVFT for having joined forces, physically and mentally, in this event. He is confident that all the efforts made today will result in the best interest of the students and school.


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“I’m glad to have an opportunity to help underprivileged students to be equipped with schooling readiness and an enabling environment. I feel proud and happy every time to be part of the activity,” Ms.Jeerawat Phonson, one of the volunteers from Ford, said with a big smile on her face while painting a canteen table.


It has been the 4th year of the continuous collaboration between Ford and WVFT, which focuses on improving poor people’s well-being. Ford has held to its passion to pay back to the society with the belief that the volunteer spirit within everyone can make a difference and create sustainable transformation for people and communities.