International Bulletin - August 2002
Report from PPSEAWA Thailand
Khunying Suwannie Patpongpanit, the present President of PPSEAWA Thailand, was elected to the position in August 2001. She was previously Assistant Treasurer, Chairman of Fundraising, and Vice-President, resp.of PPSEAWA Thailand, positions she has held since 1977, a period of 25 years.
The current committee has, in the past eight months, actively contributed to the social welfare of Thailand's needy. The Child and Family Project, in conjunction with Health Services Center, led committee members in visiting children living in crowded communities which are under the sponsorship of PPSEAWA Thailand. The committee also presented much-needed school writing and reading materials, small gifts, and lunch to the children. On a separate occasion, the Child and Family Project also organized a seminar for 10-12 year-olds, teaching them to be aware of sexual misconduct and sexual abuse by adults. They were also taught to live in harmony with other family members, and to treat others with respect. This was also applied to living together in a committee.
PPSEAWA Thailand's Rural Development Project, together with the Military Academy in Prachinburi province bordering with Cambodia, organized a "Center for Academic Achievement" for students of the Academy sponsored School, Chakrapongpitayalai.
The International Affairs Department, Arts and Culture Project held a social lunch with the theme "Bua In Bloom" in honour of PPSEAWA Thailand's honorary foreign advisors; the women ambassadors and wives of the Pacific region and ASEAN ambassadors posted to Thailand. Included in the fun-filled function was a demonstration of folding and arranging in several ways, the well-known lotus flower.
Another separate function was a tea-time visit to the residence of the British Ambassador to Thailand, which was graciously hosted by Madame Mary Smith, the wife of the current British Ambassador.
At the end of March, the Fundraising and Activities Chairpersons also held a fashion show featuring Children of members and friends - enjoyed by all. Also to fundraise for a worthy cause.
Khunying Suwannie Patpongpanit will also join the Child and Family Project Chairperson in visiting children of Border Patrol Police in Chiangmai to distribute school materials at the end of May.
Plans are also underway for a seminar in August and fundraising activity in September or October. This promises, again, to be an active year for PPSEAWA Thailand.
Last Modified: June 05, 2010