Bangkok, 15 December 2022 – The Vice Delegate attended the ‘Christmas Charity Gala Dinner’ organised by the non-profit organisation
‘Thai Italian Chamber of Commerce’, the proceeds of which go towards supporting the “Camillian Home for the Aged” in Nakhon Ratchasima province. The Foundation, established in 1952, supports many areas of healthcare including hospitals, children’s homes and four homes for the aged. This Institution aims to address the above issues by providing a home for the impoverished aged in Korat while attending to their physical, mental, social and spiritual development. In the compound of the “Home For the Aged Ratchasima” there is a coordination office for the whole Thai Northeast Region. Proceeds are also meant to benefit “Sharing for life”foundation, a private charity non-profit organization, registered in 2012 by a group of people who want to live the spirit of merciful love taught by Jesus Christ. The main center office is at the Camillian Pastoral Center-Lat Krabang Bangkok. The Vice Delegate, who was seated next to Father Carlo Velardo, Magistral Chaplain of the Order of Malta- Thailand, had the pleasure to greet H.E. Paolo Dionisi, Italian Ambassador, Mister Andrea Conti, Head of Consular Section at the Italian Embassy, Padre Giovanni Contarini, Founder of “Camillian Home – Thailand”.
Bangkok, 20 December 2022 – The Delegation delivered a special flower arrangement to be presented before the portrait of Her Royal Highness Princess Bajrakitiyabha, aged 44, His Majesty King Rama X’s eldest Daughter, who is being treated at Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital after losing consciousness due to heart problems last Wednesday.The Vice Delegate was in charge of handing over the token of fast recovery and write a well-wishes message, like many Ambassadors, Authorities, politicians and of course the whole Nation are doing. The Princess, a lawyer and former Thai Ambassador to Austria, has always paid attention to people’s well-being, her works aim at easing the people’s plight and bringing happiness to them. She chairs Her own “Princess Pa” Foundation and Bajrakitiyabha runs the “Kamlangjai” or “Inspire” project, which reach out to incarcerated Thai women to prepare them to reenter society upon release. Her Royal Highness is also working on “Enhancing lives of Female Inmates” (ELFI), a project which proposes new rules for the treatment of women prisoners.The Vice Delegate also paid a visit to “Princess Pa” Foundation where portraits, pictures, various products can be purchased, thus funding the Institution, and presented a donation in the name of the “Royal House of Bourbon Two Sicilies’ Dynastic Orders Delegation to Southeast Asia”, welcomed by the Mister Virachat Kijawatr, Manager.
Bangkok, 14 January 2023 – The Vice Delegate took part in ‘Sawasdee France’, the Embassy of France’s launch of its new cultural programme with an open house at the Residence of the French Ambassador. The programme aims to promote Franco-Thai friendship through arts, food, culture, science, education and language: an immersive visit for all the guests.
Bangkok, 15 January 2023 – The Vice Delegate attended the Pitch@School, second half of the academic year, Final Competition 2022, at Vajiravudh College, a royal college set up by King Rama 6. After His studies at Eaton College, King Vajiravudh returned to Thailand and set up Vajiravudh College boarding school for boys. The Institute is located on the palace grounds. Since 2020, every school term, students from various Thai schools from and around Bangkok have had the chance to learn problem-solving skills, entrepreneurial mindset and practice them in Pitch@School program. 16 teams consisting of Students from 10 participating schools presented their projects to a panel of judges at a live audience. The students have been working on their projects to solve real-world issues in line with Sustainable Development Goals by identifying real problems, researching the issues, finding possible solutions, verifying their findings with the help of coaches and mentors and compiling a pitch presentation on their solutions. Pitch at School Entrepreneurial education programme, founded by Dato Steve Cheah, Commander of the Royal Order of Francis I, is about giving students hands-on experience in solving real-world issues and in the process, students acquire essential life skills that includes critical & analytical thinking, creativity, teamwork and others.