The lives of 40 families were made a little bit easier on Tuesday the 24th of September when they were presented with clean drinking water filters to keep them and their children healthy.
This took place at the Chumchom School which sits out by Mabprachan reservoir and the donation was organized by the Rotary Club of Eastern Seaboard and the recently formed charity events team called TFI (Thai Farang Initiative).
Rotarians and friends assemble the water filters in preparation to donate them to the school.
TFI’s aim is to create fun events for charity and held their fist event at the Access Inn last month was an 80s themed music night which raised over 150,000 baht.
TFI pledged 20,000 baht to purchase 20 water filters, which was organized by the Rotary Club of Eastern Seaboard. The Rotary Club then graciously matched the TFI donation, meaning that 40 filters were purchased for these families.
Rotary sees the benefits of providing clean drinking water for families and under their ‘Water for Life” project have installed many clean water filtration systems at schools and communities. They recently have been focusing on providing their portable filters, which are durable, long lasting and require minimal cleaning. They work on a gravity fed theory, with the ‘unclean’ rain water being poured into the top plastic chamber; the water is then filtered and feeds down into the bottom chamber ready for drinking.
Chai yo! Everyone is happy with clean drinking water.
The parents and children were delighted to receive the filters and since there are 500 children at the school, TFI and RCES hope to continue to be able to assist them with more filters in the future.
The next TFI event will be held at the A-One Cruise Hotel on Beach Road on Saturday the 19th of October. The theme this time is disco, featuring the very best dance floor tracks from the 70s, 80s, 90s and on.
Off they go! Happy families cart away their new water filters.
Tickets are 400 baht in advance or 500 on the door and include free flow beer, red & white wine and soft drinks from 7-10 p.m. The event is exclusively sponsored by Compass Real Estate and proceeds from this event will go to HEARTT 2000 HIV-AIDS.
For more information on how to obtain tickets please go to their facebook page www. facebook.com/funcharityevents or the TFI website www.TFI-events.com