Shell drives Future City campaign with youth-powered crowdfunding platforms, winning Kaw Pai Khu Thai Foundation’s financial supports worth over Bt200,000
Mar 30, 2021
Bangkok – The Shell Company of Thailand Limited (Shell Thailand) in collaboration with Kaw Pai Khu Thai Foundation is inviting entrusted young people to create social impact projects via crowdfunding platforms, under the goal to address urban challenges like social inequality, quality of education and the underprivileged elders’ access to assistance.
Interested students can submit their applications for financial supports worth over Bt200,000 from 1 April through 15 May.
Mr. Panun Prachuabmoh, Country Chairman, The Shell Company of Thailand Limited, said that Shell Thailand and Kaw Pai Khu Thai Foundation shared confidence in entrusted young people’s power and the goal to help them achieve the vision towards a better quality of life. Both parties thus encourage university students to submit their crowdfunding proposals, to mobilize funds for their community and volunteering activities. In this mission, Kaw Pai Khu Thai Foundation will contribute financial supports worth over Bt200,000.
“Shell Thailand sets out to achieve the “Powering Progress” strategic goal, by combining business values and contribution to society and the environment. Through “Imagine the Future Scenarios Competition”, we have discovered the youth’s determination to engage with social development. Importantly, they are highly capable of creating cities that all can share a happy life. They have visualized city models whereby clean energy is a component. Shell Thailand hopes to see more platforms that allow the engagement of various parties and intergenerational involvement. I’m delighted and feel grateful for Kaw Pai Khu Thai Foundation’s financial supports to the students’ social projects,” Mr. Panun said.
Mr. Thanes Rajatapiti, president of Kaw Pai Khu Thai Foundation and Regional GM Bitumen – Asia, Middle East, The Shell Company of Thailand, added that established on 23 September 1991, the foundation has been existing for nearly 30 years. The foundation has primarily focused on the underprivileged young and elderly people, emphasizing education, health and nutrition, aside from assistance in disaster situations. Following the COVID-19 outbreak, the foundation has continually made donations to organizations and hospitals.
“Under the foundation’s work plan for 2021, we will continue handing out funds for educational and other activities. Meanwhile, our focus will be extended to cover social impact projects. We are rethinking the scope and looking for the new generation’s partnership. The foundation needs their ideas to raise more funds and help more people. They are welcomed if they have any ideas and want the foundation’s financial supports or seek to participate in our volunteering activities. Endorsed social projects will win supporting funds wroth over Bt200,000 and the winners will enjoy an opportunity to work with Kaw Pai Khun Thai Foundation in helping society,” Mr. Tanes said.
Ms. Thitipa Laxanaphisuth, Country Manager – External Relations, The Shell Company of Thailand Limited, and the chairperson of Imagine the Future Scenarios Competition 2021 Thailand organizing committee, invited all university students to join the project. Special considerations are given to the proposals from participants of “Imagine The Future” and Imagine the Future Competition Fanpage followers.
“We’re looking for good projects and new ideas that you have in mind and wanted to make them come true, to help narrow the inequality gap in all dimensions. They can be a volunteering program, social projects or digital fund-raising platforms like crowdfunding in support of Kaw Pai Khu Thai Foundation. It’s time for the new generation to exercise their power, not only in designing livable cities but also in helping the underprivileged. The new generation possesses powerful strengths and technological capability. Combined with contribution from other parties, these will become a major force in driving society towards sustainable development. Let’s join hands to “Make the Future we want to see and live in.”
Interested students can submit their written proposals of not more than 2 to 3 A4 pages or VDO clips to Email: T.firstname.lastname@example.org during 1 April-15 May 2021.
More details appear in https://www.facebook.com/imaginethefuturecompetition and https://fb.watch/4xmDcUGB7E/.
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