Posted by Martin Harrison on Nov 23, 2021
The Rotary Club of Royal Hua Hin was pleased to support two of our sister clubs, the Rotary Club of Phangan-Samui and Rotary Club of Cheltenham in Australia with two of their projects.
Following a zoom meeting with David Marshall Charter Secretary, PP Rotary Club of Phangan-Samui who spoke to our club about there current projects it was agreed by the Board to donate 20,000 Thai Baht towards their food for life project.
International tourism has been growing on the Samui for the past 30 years or more, ever since Bangkok Airways opened the airport here in 1989. Over the years more and more people came here to work in this flourishing industry that seemed capable of growing forever with unlimited job opportunities for everyone: skilled, semi-skilled and unskilled workers.
From gardeners and tailors to hotel staff and all the auxiliary services the type of employment was as varied as the nationalities of the millions of visitors who came to enjoy this famous island.
However, as a result of Covid and the closure of Thailand’s borders there has been a complete collapse in the tourist industry destroying the livelihoods of local people. More and more families are finding it impossible to provide essential food.
In response Rotary started a Food4Life appeal with first food deliveries back in April 2020. By June 2020 we were making regular food distributions to the hardest hit communities with financial support from kind local individuals, charities and businesses like Sisters of Samui, Asajan Festival, Sons of the Moon, Perfunction, and Christopher Bader from Blue Lagoon Resort, Chaweng.
Since early 2021 Thailand has been experiencing an unexpected Third Wave of Covid which has continued to cripple the local economy making an already bad situation even worse. By July 2021 funds were running dry and local people more desperate than ever. The Rotary Club continued its outreach and fundraising appeals both online and through our contacts in Rotary Worldwide.
Now – since September 2021 we have been blessed by receiving some major donations (and many small ones) which will allow us to continue and expand our work with guaranteed continuity for the next 12 months to include 5 deliveries per month to more families than ever before.
The Rotary Club of Royal Hua Hin were pleased to support this project by donating 20,000 Thai Baht.
Information taken from the RC Samui-Phangan website.
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