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26 April 2018

15 years of Kohler: Gives Happiness through “Believing in Better” Project (Read in Thai)


In “Ban Saeng Sai” Child Development Centre, a girl named Nania and the other boys and girls aged 2-4 years have only 4 toilets which are not enough for Nania and her 30 friends even when taking turns. The toilets that all children and teachers need to use are in dilapidated condition. The faucets are rusty and damaged and there is only one washbasin so some children do not wash their hands after using toilets. A teacher who looks after the children named Suchanart Changtaeng said, “Toilets for children are not enough. We use water supply from the mountain but there is no water flow in summer.”


World Vision Foundation of Thailand (WVFT) has developed the quality of life of impoverished children through Pha Chang Noi Area Development Programme, Phayao province, and has been supported by Kohler (Thailand) Public Company Limited under “Believing in Better” project. The company donated 66 sets of sanitary wares, 51 sets of washbasins and faucets, and 52 sets of urinals and equipments. Kohler (Thailand) Public Co.,Ltd., also constructed toilets for preschool children in 13 schools and Child Development Centres which are in WVFT’s Area Development Programme.


Mr.Kamol Lertsattha, MD-K&B Thailand/Karat/Englefield Asia, has invited Kohler’s business alliances and the public to be a part in developing sanitation of impoverished children in remote area through the “Believing in Better” project by organizing the charity run “Kohler Run for clarity” and www.100Fund1000Sook.org is another channel of fundraising.


The repair and construction of toilets for needy children have completed last month and help 1,424 preschool children in 13 Child Development Centres have the hygienic toilets. The children have been instilled the good hygiene habits in using toilets, keeping personal hygiene and maintaining public property in clean and good condition. On this occasion, Mr.Kajhon Chungpempree, Associate Manager, Kohler (Thailand) Public Co.,Ltd., was the representative to hand over the better happiness to Child Development Centres.


Mr.Kajhon expressed his feeling in the project handover day, “Seeing the kids’ happiness impressed me. We want everyone using our products to be happy. Our philosophy is to improve the quality of life of our friends in society.”

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“Ban Saeng Sai” Child Development Centre is one of the Child Development Centres that have been supported the repair and construction of new toilets. Now this centre has new toilets with sanitary wares and washbasins. The teacher named Suchanart told, “ The kids are very glad and happy to have new beautiful toilets. As the excitement like having a new toy, the kids hurriedly to see their new toilets. Thank you for giving new better toilets to the needy children.”


It is not different in the feeling of Yupin, Nania’s mother, “I am glad that my daughter has more comfortable toilets to use.”


“Thank you WVFT and Kohler (Thailand) Public Co.,Ltd., to see the importance of sanitary wares in the community including giving knowledge and new toilets. Thank you very much, we have nothing to give to you, but only the gratitude,” thanked from his heart, Weera Saejang, Headman of Ban Saeng Sai village.