Buddharaksa Foundation Joins Ceremony for “Seedlings for Communities” at Makkasanpittaya School
23 Dec 2021DTGO CSR
The initiative gave an allowance to 252 pupils and teachers of 500 baht each to tend seedlings for 5 weeks from 19 November. The project auctioned 587 plants to raise funds for Makkasanpittaya School’s pupils and for Makkasan Green Fund to expand public green areas under the care of Buddharaksa Foundation.
Pupils gained entrepreneurial skills by running the auction, including PR and marketing on the school’s Facebook fanpage. Ms. Rommuk Piachan and Mr. Sompop Saenjui from TruePlookpanya provided support. Dr. Nukoon Pupan, Office of the Chairman of Senior Advisory Committee of DTGO, teachers, and the project team also shared auction management tips through a workshop on selling online.
The auction on 17–22 December raised 22,844 baht, which will be allocated in 3 ways:
- 30% will go to scholarships for the school’s pupils to gain entrepreneurial skills, totaling 6,853 baht.
- 20% will go to school fees, totaling 4,569 baht.
- 50% will go to Makkasan Green Fund for city parks under Buddharaksa Foundation, totaling 11,422 baht.