Help Change a Life – Post and Put an Orphan Through School!

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Help Change a Life – Post and Put an Orphan Through School

Thanyapura Phuket has teamed up with the remarkable Yaowawit School in Phang Nga, on the mainland north of Phuket, to help raise awareness for the school’s work with disadvantaged children with an experiment in Social Media. The result is our “Post & Put” Instagram competition that will support an orphaned child through the Yaowawit School program, starting in 2015.

Yaowawit was established in the Kapong district of Phang Nga after the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. The coastal province was the worst hit part of Thailand, with more than 4000 people killed and tens of thousands of homes destroyed.

Among the survivors were many young children who had lost their homes and their families in the disaster. In the aftermath of the disaster many of these children suffered from disease and horrendous social conditions.

[lightbox title=”Some of the kids at Yaowawit School” lightbox_url=”https://www.thanyapura.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/our-children1.jpg” thumbnail_url=”https://www.thanyapura.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/our-children1-300×171.jpg” align=”left”]In response, the German philanthropist (and now Thanyapura CEO) Philipp Graf von Hardenberg founded Yaowawit School to home and educate children affected by the tsunami. The school was formally opened by HRH Maha Chakri Sirindhorn in early 2006, with a first intake of 80 children.

Many of that first group of children affected by the tsunami have now graduated from the school, and Yoawawit has since expanded its focus to help children who are victims of poverty. Some are orphaned, others have been abandoned by their families, or have been exposed to violence or abuse. Some come from very poor backgrounds, and an education at Yaowawit can help to breaking a cycle of poverty for their families and their communities.

Our “Post & Put” Instagram competition aims to support one orphaned child through the Yaowawit program – and we’re asking for your help to accomplish it. We’re hoping that spreading the word about Yaowawit School here on Instagram in this way can raise awareness for the work that Yaowawit does with disadvantaged children, and encourage similar efforts in the future.

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Post & Put Competition Rules:
1. Entrants must follow @thanyapuraphuket on Instagram
2. Post a picture of you working out and use the hashtags #Thanyapura #Feelgood
3. Only one entry per person please

Thanyapura will donate 100 THB per Instagram post, up to 24,000 THB, to put one orphaned child through the Yaowawit School, starting in the 2015 term.

So please join with us and take this opportunity to spread some of the happiness at Thanyapura a little further, by making a difference to a child’s life and helping Yaowawit School keep up its good work with some of Asia’s most disadvantaged children.

 

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