Our TSCC (Thai-Swedish Chamber of Commerce) Corporate Member Diakrit (a 2D and 3D software developer with marketing of real estate) has joined forces with the Swedish Women’s Educational Association (SWEA) and The Milk Project to initiate fundraising for the non-profit organization Kids Ark Foundation (KAF) in Thailand.
These organisations came together in hopes of helping the KAF to develop their facilities and programs further, thus providing even better care for the children. Diakrit placed donation boxes in each of its offices, boxes that the company and its employees used to collect a total of THB 88,000.
“Diakrit has been helping the KAF for the last ten years and it is immensely satisfying to see how the hard work of the people that run KAF is helping so many children.” says Fredrik Bergman, DIAKRIT’s President & CEO.
“DIAKRIT firmly believes in giving back to the less fortunate. We are therefore more than happy to lend a helping hand to the KAF children in hopes that in doing so we are helping to pave the way for these children to have a brighter future.”
The Milk Project raised THB 20,000 thanks to the generous donations of numerous miscellaneous donors. KAF plans on using these funds to buy a large dining table for the children to be able to sit and have dinner together. SWEA chose to donate a wide range of practical Christmas presents valued at THB 30,000. Representatives from SWEA and The Milk Project went to IKEA and purchased the Christmas presents, gifts that which included pens, notebooks, and easels. They also purchased kitchen equipment, Swedish Christmas treats, and a whole lot of toys.
“We called the KAF and asked them to send us a wish list for Christmas, which they gladly did.” says Maria Mellblom, Chairman of SWEA, Bangkok. “Together with The Milk Project we went and bought everything KAF wished for, from IKEA. This Christmas the KAF children will be visited by the SWEA Santa who will deliver their presents to them. It feels incredibly fun and delightful that we have had the opportunity to spread the Christmas cheer with these children.”
SWEA is a global non-profit organization and a network for Swedes and Swedish-speaking women who are, or have been, residents abroad.
Three Bangkok-based Swedish women founded the Milk Project in 2014, to give back to the slums of Bangkok. Milk Project helps less fortunate women who live in the impoverished areas of the city, mothers especially, by donating Swedish baby formula and by helping to fund their life-essential expenses. Milk Project emphasizes that every penny sent to them goes directly to these less fortunate women.