Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Freight Forwarding and Logistics Group Supplies More Aid to Tsunami Victims

Thai Children Benefit from Shipping Containers
Shipping News Feature

THAILAND – Global logistics and freight forwarding group Logwin, is continuing its support for Yaowawit School in Thailand, where children who survived the 2004 tsunami are being taught, by donating two 20-foot containers in order to create more space for storing teaching materials. Last year the company also transported equipment for a solar energy plant for the school from Australia and Germany.

Yaowawit School was founded by the German businessman and benefactor Philipp Graf von Hardenberg in 2006 and is situated around 800 kilometres south of Bangkok in the Kapong region, which was particularly badly affected by the tsunami. The charity school provides a home and an education for children who lost their parents or houses in the natural disaster and who now live in poverty. Willie Wedemeyer, Country Director of Logwin in Thailand, said:

"We are delighted that we are able to once more help Yaowawit School with this donation since the school offers education and vital support to the children of the region.”

Lessons at the school are based around the Thai schools syllabus with pupils completing vocational training in the areas of agriculture, manufacturing and trade, to name but a few. The school has been recognised by the Thai government and was opened by Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn in 2006.

Last year the receipt by the school of a solar energy plant, gave it access to solar power and helping it to save electricity costs. The company Conergy provided, erected and installed the equipment, with Logwin transporting the parts for the system free of charge from Australia and Germany to Thailand whilst the German Embassy in Bangkok provided financial support for the project.