KTB running Tonkla Kwamdee project

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BANGKOK, 8 September 2011  – The state-owned Krung Thai Bank (KTB), together with the public and the private sectors, has initiated a project entitled ‘Tonkla Kwamdee’ encouraging Thai youth across the country to cultivate morals and sustainable sufficiency concept in their mind.

According to KTB President Apisak Tantiworawong, the ‘Tonkla Kwamdee’ or the Sprouts of Good Deeds project aims to create a change in social, economic and environmental aspects of the society by starting from students who will carry the message to their parents and later to other members of their communities.

The project has been piloted in three schools including Bodindecha (Sing Singhaseni) School Samut Prakan, Cha-am KhunyingNuangBuri School and Amphawan Witthayalai School. It will be expanded later to 94 schools nationwide within November 2011.

Collaborators in the project include the Office of the Basic Education Commission, the Federation of Thai Industries, the Board of Trade of Thailand and the Office of the Royal Development Projects Board.

A good deed fund will be established to collect money for use in promoting education and the quality of life of students. People purchasing shares in the fund will be entitled to tax deduction at the value twice as much the amount of their purchase.