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The Platinum Group PCL, Operator of wholesale and retail shopping mall and wholesale and retail spaces for commercial leases and hotel business,realizes the importance of improving quality of life and lack of funding and desired opportunities, and aims to provide sustainable advancement for the education of Thai children,especially in remote areasthat still lack funding and opportunities. The Company has initiated “Pan rak” Project to cultivate and create corporate culture regarding participation in improving the quality of life of underprivileged Thai children.

In the 1st “Pan rak” Project,a group of executives led by Mr. Somchai Warunpantulak, Executive Vice President, Ms. Suthita Chotjurangkool, Sales and Marketing Manager, Mr. Thammanoon Chotjurangkool, Assistant Food Center Manager, along with employees of The Platinum Group PCL visited Ban Rat Pun School in Krasae Sin District, Songkhla Provincewhere there is a total of 76 students in Kindergarten 1 – Grade 6 and is located in a remote area.The school is damaged by flooding in the south every year.Participants explored the school’s area and discussed with Phattranit Suai-ngam, the school’s director, Wilailak Ruangphon, former Krasae Sin senior Deputy District Chief (now Chana senior Deputy District Chief), and relevant officials from other government agencies about the area’s issues that urgently need assistanceand sought proper solutions, assistance and development measures. They came up with the following activities that aim to encourage and improve the quality of life and education of Ban Rat Pun School students:

- Renovate the canteen, kitchen and donate cooking equipment such as gas oven stands, food counters, grease tap and exhaust hoods.
- Support the construction of 32 units of wash basins.
- Renovate the playground and donate constructive playground equipment for the skills
and development of children.
- Donate learning equipment music and sports equipment to enhance learning skills.

In addition, the Companyheld other activities to promote community participation in school development such as Big Cleaning Day attended by students and the community, dental care activity providing students and local people with oral care tips,and basic art and English knowledge sharing for students in grade 4-6. These activities gained the cooperation from both public and private organizations and local people who willingly participated in the activities of “Pan rak” Project.

The Platinum Group PCL has provided Ban Rat Pun School activities with a total budget of 344,653.75 Baht./ The budget was partly from fundraising via donation boxes with cooperating entrepreneurs, shops and individuals/ while Company executives and employees / set donation booths at The Platinum Fashion Mall, Novotel Bangkok Platinum Pratunam Hotel, The Wharf Samui and The Neon Night Bazaar (donation from 4 locations totaled86,321.75 Baht).