Baht for a Better Life: Small Change Leads to Big Change

October 7, 2010   /   byAnkita Sodhia  / Categories :  Hotels, Interests, News, Social Responsibility


Former students that became teachers at Amari’s Baht for a Better Life school. 

Some people are reluctant to give to a charity because they believe little use will come of such donations.  However, every little bit helps as this story demonstrates.

Recently, we visited one of the first schools we helped to build and found a remarkable demonstration of the power of charity.

The rugged area of northern Thailand is framed by emerald hills and rolling fields of rice paddies. Unpaved winding roads led us to the quaint school constructed some 10 years ago.

The school – while modest – was a beacon of hope for the children – many of which have little choice but to take up their family’s agrarian trade after primary school.

The border police operate this particular school as it is nestled just outside Laos – and we noticed two particularly young looking teachers clad in police uniforms.

These two teachers were in fact students at the very school they now taught at. Through hard work and dedication they joined the border police and gave back to their community by becoming teachers.

It was small donations by our guests that made this school and the powerful story of these two young teachers possible – proof that every bit counts.

Amari’s charity, Baht for a Better Life, is working tirelessly to improve on these school projects by getting the community involved and creating initiatives that are sustainable and environmentally friendly.

Next time you stay with us – spare some small change because often that’s all it takes to lead to big changes for someone.

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