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The Global Run 2015 – Bangkok

August 8th will see a special Charity Run here in Bangkok. The Global Run 2015 will take place, as the name suggests, on a global scale in many different countries. Its aim is to support the Amazing Maasai Girls Project, a U.S.-based 501c3 non-profit organization with a mission to send Kenyan Maasai girls to school, girls who otherwise would not have access to an education and its benefits, and as a result often wind up as child brides. Over the past 5 years, this organization has raised about US$150k and currently has over…

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Fighting Hunger – UFWH Conference Thailand 2015

[Disclaimer: I’ll be speaking at that event – not involved in organizing it though. It is going to be organized by students of Stenden Rangsit University.] Ladies and Gentlemen. The fight has begun Over the past few months disasters have found their way onto our daily dose of news. Most recently on 25 April 2015 when Nepal was heavily struck by an earthquake. The Richter Scale showed a devastating magnitude of 7.4  and the incident left the world in shock. Organisations working in the battled country have since faced several problems…

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An Interview with Make-A-Wish Thailand

One of my ‘favorite’ charities has always been the Make-A-Wish charity. Simply because it’s concerned about kids with their incredibly terrible diseases. Therefore I was quite happy that I found out that Make-A-Wish is also here in Thailand. While I now was attending the latest Make-A-Wish Event here in Bangkok I had the opportunity to talk with Mikki who is heading Make-A-Wish Thailand.  Here is the short interview. When did you start in Thailand? Mikki: We started out about three years ago. One of the volunteers who volunteered at Make A Wish in the…

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Make A Wish Festival @ Benjasiri Park Bangkok

Make-A-Wish Festival Bangkok This coming Saturday a special kind of Festival is about to happen. The Make-A-Wish Foundation is organizing its Monster Halloween – Happy Wishes Festival at Benjasiri Park. You can help to make dreams come true while working on Monster University costumes and helping make this a fun day for all the kids involved. There will be lots of activities including a kid’s fashion show, pony rides, live music, etc. Besides that the movie “Monster University” will be shown while lots of Disney Monsters will be walking around.…

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Donate clothes and toys – Christmas Time Charity

Giving is more blessed than receiving! We all know that and with Christmas coming up it’s time to remind oneself about that. If you’re in the giving mood…join some of my students and me with this event: We’re collecting clothes and toys in order to give them to Second Chance Bangkok wich is active in the Klong Toey Slum here in BKK. If you’re want to donate something just let me know and we’ll get in touch a.s.a.p. and make sure Second Chance will get all the stuff that you…

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Bringing Christmas to Bangkok – Santa Cause BKK

While it is quite hard to find christmas feeling like ‘back home’ here in Bangkok I came across something that is way more christmasy than anything I’ve ever done before back home in Europe. Thanks to the Bangkok Volunteers Meetup group. The Christmas Spirit that is now brought to Bangkok by this group is something I really like and appreciate. Heck, I’m really happy I found out about that! Like in some other cities The Bangkok Volunteer Group picks up the Santa Cause idea, collects donations and gifts from all…

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