The first batch of joint Bayanihan in Thailand to support no-work-no-pay kababayan during the COVID-19 crisis kicked off during the weekend, April 11-12. The bayanihan was led by Ateneo LSE (ALSE) Thailand Secretariat, Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Bangkok and PinoyThaiyo through the donations and support of many groups and individuals.
Here is the update on the first batch of food packs distribution. The next batch will be announced soon once all the beneficiaries received their food packs.
Total donations – 130,530 THB
Donations (April 1-10) – 105,630 THB
Donations (April 11-12) – 24,900 THB
Food packs distributed (300 baht/pack) – 253
Number of volunteers – 30 (28 Filipinos, 1 Thai & 1 Japanese)
Households with 1-3 members receive 1 pack while 4 above get 2 packs. There were households with 9 and 12 members who received 3 packs each on Saturday.
The group’s finance director also forwarded 3,000 baht each aid to Phuket (through former AFT president) and Filipino Community in Samui (FCS) through Ms Nora Lim. ALSE (through its advisor Sonia Zerrudo) also sent 2,000 baht to a group of stranded students in Trang Province.
Also on Sunday, the group received 2,000 baht worth of sardines and 500 baht worth of noodles from two members of Thai Lawyers Association of Thailand.