Twenty eight students from Stenden University Bangkok, as a part of the global movement ‘Universities Fighting World Hunger’, have raising 90,000 THB for Hua Hin charity organisation Jungle Aid. The students have completed a 2-day fundraiser and conference ‘28 for Jungle Aid’ to raise money for Jungle Aid, an organization that helps people at the Thai-Burmese border with sustainable food, but also support with education and medical supplies.
The UFWH Conference Thailand, hosted by Stenden in June 2015, primarily aimed at raising awareness, ‘28 for Jungle Aid’ was the next step towards a hands-on approach with this global higher education movement. The kick-off event was a fundraiser pub Quiz Party. With a great outcome and support by sponsors, students were able raise a total of roughly 40,000THB then with other donations, a realised a total of 89,661THB. With 100% of the raised money reaching the people supported by Jungle Aid, the funds raised by students will provide food, medical supplies, baby formula for infants, but also give high school support for a student who wants to pursue studying medicine and then help his people in the local villages.
This allocation is very much in line with the focus on sustainable support. The second day of the event included guest lectures and an intercultural exchange workshops with students from three universities. The event was concluded with a closing party and dinner to honour the students who symbolically fasted for 24 hours and only drank juice sponsored by a local company.
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