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Oct 4, 2016  Yamahatsu / Thailand

Social outreach

Henkel donates computers to a school in rural Thailand

Employees from Henkel’s Beauty Care plant in Yamahatsu, Thailand, visited the Ban Pa Por Sahapattanasueksa School in Northeast Thailand to donate computers, and teach the children about sustainability and social issues.

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Ben van den Hende, Corporate Vice-President, Supply Chain, Beauty Care, Henkel Asia-Pacific, presenting the computer sets to the children of the Ban Pa Por Sahapattanasueksa School.

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The Henkel team giving basic computer lessons to the children.

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Henkel Thailand employees with the products to be donated.

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The children at the Ban Pa Por Sahapattanasueksa School during lunch with the Henkel employees.

The school is located in a less developed area of Thailand and therefore, children do not receive the same opportunities as children in the city would. It was found that this particular school only had one computer in working condition. In order to empower children with modern technology and improve their access to information, Henkel donated 15 second-hand computers to the school.

The team also spent time giving basic computer lessons to the children and teaching them about sustainability. In addition, they raised awareness about social issues such as safety and drug protection. The Henkel colleagues concluded their day by sharing an enjoyable lunch with the children.

Ben van den Hende, Corporate Vice President, Supply Chain, Beauty Care, Henkel Asia-Pacific, said, “The benefit of this project is to give less privileged children the same opportunities to learn. It provides the children with a new experience and gives them a chance to explore beyond their classrooms.”