community service

The Chamber is committed to supporting local Thai communities while at the same time promoting goodwill towards the New Zealand community among Thai people.   

In recent years, the Chamber has worked with local partners on projects to improve the quality of life in some of Thailand’s most needy communities, as well as donating funds received from the annual New Zealand Ball to worthy causes. Recipients of the Chamber’s help include underprivileged children in Bangkok’s slum communities, flood victims nationwide, and schoolchildren in rural areas.    

In 2016 we undertook to fund the building of a facility at the Ban Huay Poh School at Mae Sariang in Mae Hong Son Province. Working in conjunction with the Thailand Hilltribe Education Projects (THEP) organization, we are upgrading and providing more hygienic conditions for the hill-tribe school’s canteen.

If any Chamber members are interested in providing support for this or any other community services initiative, by way of direct funding or in-kind sponsorship, we would welcome their involvement.


The Chamber has continued its sponsorship and support of 4 nominated schools in Kanchanaburi Province:


Details of the schools and their projects are as follows: 

Baan Huay Poh School

The Chamber became involved with this project to provide washing up facilities for students through our relationship with the Thailand Hilltribe Education Projects (THEP) run by Susan Race.  The program is ongoing and the Chamber continues to look for suitable projects that it can assist in funding.  The Chamber is of the view that one of the most important legacies we can provide Thailand is investment in the education of the country's youth.

YWCA Diplomatic Charity Bazaar

The Chamber for the first time has taken over from the New Zealand Embassy in logistical support for the YWCA Diplomatic Charity Bazaar. This is an annual event is held in November and is under the patronage of Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn.  Funds raised from this event are in part applied to support projects dedicated to children, women and underprivileged groups.

Red Cross Diplomatic Charity Bazaar

The Chamber also for the first time has taken over from the New Zealand Embassy in logistical support for the Diplomatic Red Cross Bazaar. All fund will be donated to the Thai Red Cross Society.

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The 50th Diplomatic Red Cross Bazaar!!

25-26 February 2017 at The Royal Paragon Hall, 5th Floor, Siam Paragon from 10.00 AM - 8.00 PM

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Other Chamber Charitable Initiatives:

  • Donations made to the Chamber’s Christchurch Earthquake appeal, resulted in a donation to the New Zealand Red Cross of NZD 7,700 and a donation of a similar amount was made to the Canterbury Business Recovery Trust. 
  • NZTCC together with the Australian, British, French and Irish Chambers hosted three RWC Combined Chamber events. Sponsorship raised from these events was over 250,000 Baht. This amount has been donated to Changing Lives Forever (CLF). The club name is The NAKSUU Tigers (Thai word for ‘Noble Warrior'), the organization works with underprivileged children in the slum communities of Bangkok.
  • NZTCC has donated Baht 50,000 to the Thai Chamber of Commerce/Board of Trade of Thailand Heart-to-Heart Appeal for Thailand’s flood victims.