LEO Global Logistics – the Thailand independent logistics company, and the Thai member of the FPS Group independent forwarding and NVOCC network - has undertaken its 'My School' Project for the second time.
The My School Project supports rural schools in remote areas of Thailand - renovating and improving buildings, adding amenities such as improved toilet facilities, and providing books and other teaching equipment.
The project started in 2013 at Baan Huay Pla Gong School in Mae Ra Maad district, Tak province, on the Thailand-Myanmar border. In 2016 My School returned to Tak Province, this time choosing Baan Thong Chai School, in the Mae Sod district, to receive its support.
LEO Global Logistics President and CEO Khun Kettivit Sittisoontornwong was among over 100 volunteers that included group management, clients and employees. As the school is located high in the mountains, the challenging journey took six hours to complete.
Among this year's activities were the re-cladding of the school roofs to reduce heat, building new walls and painting them, decorating three further school buildings, and installing three more toilets, as well as donating more books for the school library.
Says Khun Kettivit Sittisoontornwong: "The My School Project is part of our company's Corporate Social Responsibilty programme, which has run for 13 consecutive years. LEO Global Logistics has long been aware of the importance of improving quality of education, which we believe is essential to the future of the nation. We need to develop and support children, so enabling them to have a better quality of life.
"The My School Project raises funds and enlists volunteers to help and support disadvantaged children, and provide teachers with good quality new books, equipment and materials. We particularly recognize the importance of education for children living in remote areas, who do not receive enough learning opportunities. Unlike schools in the city, often there are no books, education materials or even chairs."
LEO also invites its customers and business partners to take part in the My School Project; donations come in the form of using the group's services, from which the company donates a percentage; buying My School Project fundraising products such as umbrellas, cloth bags and stickers; and providing essential materials for the school.
Continues Khun Kettivit: "We could feel the joy and happiness of the volunteers, when they were rewarded by the gratitude and smiles of the children, as they received the new equipment and saw the improved school facilities."
He concludes: "LEO Global Logistics would like to thank everyone who participated in this second My School Project, and made it such a resounding success."