Annual School Contribution Program 2019 provides school equipment and supplies to 67 local schools
WHA Corporation PCL realizes the importance of education in society today. It is considered the most powerful weapon against poverty, because it can bring changes to uplift one’s situation. For a community, education can improve personal lives, bring social changes and foster economic growth.
WHA Group’s Annual School Contribution Program is on its 22nd year. The management and staff of WHA, in collaboration with over 50 companies in WHA industrial estates, gather each year to make a generous donation to help students in the neighboring communities. This year, WHA executives went around the communities for 5 days to distribute school supplies and sports equipment intended for 67 schools and almost 20,000 schoolchildren who come mostly from underprivileged families.
“WHA Group is fully committed to enhancing education for the youth in our communities,” said Ms. Jareeporn Jarukornsakul Chairman and Group CEO of WHA Corporation PCL. “We would like to help these schools that are forming the next generation of talent that will power the future development of our industries, and the prosperity of our country.”
The Annual School Contribution Program engages employees, management and customers from the different industrial estates to ensure that the needs of the schoolchildren in the neighboring communities are met.
“When we give children an education, we are giving them doors of opportunity in the future,” said Mr. David Nardone, Group Executive Industrial and International, WHA Industrial Development Plc. “We are very grateful to the companies in our industrial estates that help us yearly for this worthy cause. Together, we play a role in uplifting communities sustainably, by enhancing the academic success of young students and fostering their well-being. This will make it easier for them as young adults to develop skills that are lucrative and highly in demand, especially in the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC).”
WHA Group’s Annual School Contribution Program supports a wide range of learning activities covering academics, sports, art, music and social development. To date, this initiative has benefited over 220,000 students enrolled in local community schools. The company is a staunch believer in the power of a well-rounded education to prepare the youth to find good jobs to help their families and to make their own productive contributions to society in the future.