Singha R-SA conducted its last big project of the year with “The Camp of Hugging” by going to share warmth, smiles and laughs with people in Wawee Sub-district of Mae Sui District in Chiang Rai Province.

When we arrived at Banhuaynamyen School in Wawee Sub-district on 29th November, we gave a number of overcoats to victims of cold weather. During the time for giving, we also gave hugs to the young students and made them feel warmer even though the weather was still cold.

Singha R-SA brought mobile hospitals from Boon Rawd Brewery Co., Ltd. and Phraya Pirompakdi Foundation, which worked together with Mae Fah Luang University to carry out primary physical checkups for the local population. Our mobile hospitals were skillful and had a lot of experience (10 years) doing health checkups in remote areas of the country with the objective of helping people have good health.

Before we went on the next mission, Singha R-SA and the local people fulfilled our lunch together with delicious dishes from the food store network. We had a little talk and found that everybody was very entertaining and friendly.

In the afternoon, we had a mission to renovate the school building by painting it, but we didn’t do this by ourselves; a lot of students volunteered to help us.

One of the main missions of this camp was to teach English to the students, so we had many games to make our classroom more entertaining. We saw that all the students enjoyed our course very much.

Our project couldn’t be successful if we didn’t have help from a group of volunteers including Thai scholars from 15 universities; Bangkok University, Rangsit University, Kasetsart University, Mae Fah Luang University, Chiang Rai Rajabhat University, Rajamangala University of Technology Lanna (Chiang Rai Campus), Chiang Mai University, Maejo University, Rajamangala University of Technology Lanna (Chiang Mai Campus), Chiang Mai Rajabhat University, Naresuan University, Pibulsongkram Rajabhat University, Phayao University, Rajamangala University of Technology Lanna (Nan Campus), Lampang Rajabhat University and international volunteers from 14 countries including the USA, Germany, France, Italy, Netherlands, Denmark, Bulgaria, Austria, Australia, Zambia, Japan, China, Nepal and Afghanistan.

We had to thank every volunteer for joining the project and showing that the cold weather could be warm when working together. We also thanked all the villagers from Banhuaynamyen for making great memories together during this time.

Thanks for sharing this experience with Singha R-SA.