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.

In 2017-2020 NZTCC agreed to select The Beaumont Partnership Foundation and Ruam Pattana School as the NZTCC's  primary Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) project. The Beaumont Partners, Architectural Company has been operating in Thailand since 1992 that wishes to create a platform for education through a self-sustainable structure which engages and contributes to the broader community and believes in 'Change' can be achieved through higher quality Education to provide and improve  quality of life & contribute to the better development of Thailand. 

 

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: 

TBP foundation school, Beaumont Ruampattana school, Chaiyaphum province

More info:

https://www.tbp-foundation.com/

   

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.

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.