AmCham Thailand, Aetna Health Insurance donate computers to Nonthaburi schools
The American Chamber of Commerce in Thailand Foundation (ATF) along with member company Aetna Health Insurance donated 109 sets of computers to 30 schools in Nonthaburi on December 14.
“AmCham member companies continue to invest in sustainable development of Thailand, and education is a top priority for these companies,” said Sarawan Dever, deputy director of AmCham Thailand.
AmCham members provide funding to improve the quality of education, skills training for students and teachers, and access to infrastructure to give these students an opportunity to fulfil their potential and better their lives, said the foundation. Many of ATF’s students have been employed by AmCham’s member companies. Since 1982 AmCham has supported almost 900 state primary schools throughout Thailand. In addition, ATF has provided more than 3,000 university scholarships since 1976, according to the foundation.
Meanwhile Aetna Health Insurance invests in CSR activities that focus on health and safety of local communities across Thailand and globally. By providing access to better education, health and safety, Aetna aims to support community well-being and development.
At the Nonthaburi Education Area District Office 2 to hand over the computers with Sarawan were Aetna Health Insurance managing director Damian J Delaney and director of marketing and product development, Kunthaphatt Nutapotipan. Receiving the donation was Nonthaburi Primary Educational Service Area Office 2 director, Orawan Saengsuwan, and deputy director Dujdao Tobangpa.
“The schools were grateful for the donation since they do not have the budget to purchase the required computers,” Orawan said.
The event was also attended by teachers and students from recipient schools.