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‘Young Leadership Camp 6’

‘Young Leadership Camp 6’

Pfizer Thailand Foundation and World Vision hold ‘Young Leadership Camp 6’ in Trang under the theme of ‘Beautiful Sea by Young Hands’ 
 
- Focuses on leadership skills development and environment conservation
- Pfizer Thailand Foundation donates Bht 80,000 to support eco-friendly schools
- Famous actor ‘TengNeung’ Kritsanakan Maneepakapun joins in activities and gives youngsters moral support    


 


 rang (20 May 2011)– Pfizer Thailand Foundation in collaboration with World Vision Foundation of Thailand is organising the ‘Young Leadership Camp 6’ from 20-22 May 2011 at Pak Meng Beach, Sikao district, Trang.  The youth camp, bearing the theme of ‘Beautiful Sea by Young Hands’this year, aims to promote leadership, develop social and life skills and instill a sense of love and care for the environment and homeland among more than 80 students from 8 schools in Phang Nga province.  The participating students include needy children as well as those affected by the tsunami that struck the south of Thailand in 2004.  
 
Mrs. Anutra Sinchaipanich, executive director for Pfizer Thailand Foundation, said, “This year’s camp is organized under the theme of ‘Beautiful Sea by Young Hands’.  It focuses on getting the children to learn how to protect the marine environment and teaches them to understand and recognise the importance of their local communities.  We, at the Foundation, believe numerous activities under the Young Leadership Camp 6 will benefit our participants and people in their own communities at large.   Our children will have opportunity to plan sea grass and release fish.  We are privilege to have ‘TengNeung’ Kritsanakan Maneepakapun, a well-known actor and positive role model to provide inspiration to tender moral support.”
“The camp this year is the sixth installation organised by Pfizer Thailand Foundation in partnership with World Vision Foundation of Thailand. It is one of many initiatives implemented by the foundation to allow children to develop their leadership potential and acquire life skills and experiences to help them interact and live happily with other people, which is the foundation’s long-term objective,” said Mrs. Anutra.   
 
Khun Chitra Thumborisuth, National Director of World Vision of Thailand, said, “We would like to thank Pfizer Thailand Foundation for giving us ongoing support for over six years.  The leadership camp was born out of the good intention of the partnership to help the students of Baan Yan YaoMunicipal School and Baan Sritakuapa Municipal School in 2006 who were most affected by the tsunami.  The effort was later extended to six other schools in nearby communities to help needy and underprivileged children.  We have seen the children’s continuous development in leadership and social skills, which should help prepare them to grow up into productive adults and become a major force of the nation.”
 
Mrs. Anutra added, “In addition to eco-friendly learning, the children will be trained to work as a team and to take actions as they brainstorm for “Green” projects in their local communities.  Pfizer Thailand Foundation is offering Bht 80,000 to support eco-friendly initiatives of individual schools, each of which will receive Bht 10,000 to put the plan into action.  The purpose is for them to take what they have learned to improve their communities.  Most importantly, we want young people to learn how to share, to help other people and to give back to their own communities in line with the foundation’s mission statement.”     
           
The children participating in the ‘Young Leadership Camp 6’ range from third to ninth graders from eight schools in Pang Nga namely Baan SritakuapaMunicipal School, Baan Yan Yao Municipal School, Senarangsan Municipal School, Takuapa Senanukul School, Rajprachanukroh School, Baan Nam KhemSchool, Anuban Nilubol School, and Takuapa Vocational College.  Pfizer Thailand Foundation put these students under the care of World Vision Foundation of Thailand. 
 
First organized in 2006, the Young Leadership Camp is a part of a partnership between Pfizer Thailand Foundation and World Vision Foundation of Thailand to support children affected by the tsunami that struck the south of Thailand in 2004 as well as assist underprivileged children in Phang Nga.  Pfizer Thailand Foundation donates Bht 900,000 each year for World Vision Foundation of Thailand to support the children’s education and healthcare.  To-date, Pfizer Thailand Foundation has donated a total of Bht 5.4 million.  The Pfizer Thailand Foundation and World Vision Foundation Thailand partnership is a part of Pfizer’s mission to work together with local communities to support philanthropic initiatives, scientific educations and healthcare.
Pfizer Thailand Foundation
Established by Pfizer (Thailand) Limited in 2001, Pfizer Thailand Foundation is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to philanthropic programs.  Its main focus is to provide the Thai community with a range of philanthropic activities aimed at promoting their quality of life and to enhance education, especially in activities related to medical, pharmaceutical, scientific and public health studies. 
 
Following the tsunami that struck Thailand in December 2004, Pfizer (Thailand) Ltd. and Pfizer Thailand Foundation have continuously provided assistance to victims and affected people in the form of medical supplies donations, and collaborated with the public sector to develop human resources in providing proper assistance to patients.  In 2006, Pfizer Thailand Foundation and World Vision Foundation of Thailand decided to continue with their educational support by granting scholarships and conducting out-of-classroom activities for 100 students in Phang Nga Province who were affected by the disaster as well as help underprivileged children in the area.
 
World Vision Foundation of Thailand 
World Vision Foundation of Thailand is a Christian and philanthropic organization for the development of life qualities, emphasizing the provision of support for children and poor families regardless of their race and religion.  World Vision Foundation of Thailand focuses on the well-being of children and families to ensure that they are able to achieve sustainable self-dependency.
 
World Vision Foundation of Thailand has provided support and development   projects – focusing on education – for children, their families, and communities since 1974.  World Vision Foundation of Thailand also emphasizes children development in particular because this has a significant impact on their families and communities.