DIAKRIT International Ltd., Swedish Women’s Educational Association (SWEA) and The Milk Project joined forces this year to initiate fundraising for the Kids Ark Foundation (KAF) in Thailand. The companies came together in hopes of helping the KAF to develop their facilities and programs further, thus providing even better care for the children. DIAKRIT placed donation boxes in each of its offices, boxes that the company and its employees used to collect a total of THB 88,000.
“DIAKRIT has been helping the KAF for the last ten years and it is immensely satisfying to see how the hard work of the people that run KAF is helping so many children.” says Fredrik Bergman, DIAKRIT’s President & CEO. “DIAKRIT firmly believes in giving back to the less fortunate. We are therefore more than happy to lend a helping hand to the KAF children in hopes that in doing so we are helping to pave the way for these children to have a brighter future.”
The Milk Project raised THB 20,000 thanks to the generous donations of numerous miscellaneous donors. KAF plans on using these funds to buy a large dining table for the children to be able to sit and have dinner together. SWEA chose to donate a wide range of practical Christmas presents valued at THB 30,000. Representatives from SWEA and The Milk Project went to IKEA and purchased the Christmas presents, gifts that which included pens, notebooks, and easels. They also purchased kitchen equipment, Swedish Christmas treats, and a whole lot of toys.
“We called the KAF and asked them to send us a wish list for Christmas, which they gladly did.” says Maria Mellblom, Chairman of SWEA, Bangkok. “Together with The Milk Project we went and bought everything KAF wished for, from IKEA. This Christmas the KAF children will be visited by the SWEA Santa who will deliver their presents to them. It feels incredibly fun and delightful that we have had the opportunity to spread the Christmas cheer with these children.”
About Kids Ark Foundation
Kids Ark Foundation is a registered non-profit organization that is committed to help disadvantaged children whose lives have been affected by poverty. Kids Ark’s work is carried out in northeast Thailand and has grown over the years to now help over 500 children. Their hope is to keep children and their extended families in Kids Ark’s villages while the children continue their education. Some of the children have no parents due to illnesses such as HIV/aids, and would be sent to orphanages without these villages. In later years, Kids Ark has expanded to provide after school programs and day care to keep the children away from the streets where the drug and sex trade is continuously taking advantage of misfortunate children.
Want to help the KAF? Please visit www.kidsarkfundation.org for more detailed information.
DIAKRIT’s mission is to revolutionize the real estate industry by offering its customers innovative digital solutions that enhance the end user experience. Since its inception in 2001, DIAKRIT has grown rapidly and currently serves over 1,500 real estate clients worldwide.
From cloud-based software, to 2D & 3D floor plan services, photo editing & retouching work, property slideshows, high-end 3D visualizations, fly-through animations and more, every product DIAKRIT develops and produces is specially designed to help make real estate professionals' online listings attract more buyers & renters.
DIAKRIT is currently represented in the United States, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Thailand, has over 350 employees globally and more than 250 freelance photographers throughout Scandinavia.
About SWEA Bangkok
SWEA is a global non-profit organization and a network for Swedes and Swedish-speaking women who are, or have been, residents abroad. SWEA has approximately 7500 women members in 70 local branches in 33 countries on five continents. Their purpose is to promote the Swedish language and to spread Swedish culture and tradition. SWEA donates to projects with a Swedish connection and to education through scholarships for approximately SEK 2 million per year. SWEA Bangkok is one of SWEA International 76 local chapters and consists of 60 happy Swedes (and a couple of equally excited Swedish-spoken Thai women).
About Milk Project
Founded by three Bangkok-based Swedish women in 2014, Milk Project has been about giving back to the slums of Bangkok. Although people usually associate Bangkok with its big shopping malls, the famous Sukhumvit area, newly built skyscrapers, and fancy sky-high rooftop restaurants, there’s also another side of the picture; the one approximately 40 minutes outside of the city center, in the slums of Bangkok. Milk Project helps less fortunate women who live in the impoverished areas of the city, mothers especially, by donating Swedish baby formula and by helping to fund their life-essential expenses. Milk Project emphasizes that every penny sent to them goes directly to these less fortunate women.
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DIAKRIT International Ltd.