May 18, 2013
4 July 2012
Citibank executives and staff marked their 200th anniversary with CSR initiatives in a variety of areas in Thailand.
Mr. Darren Buckley, Citi Country Officer, Thailand, Citibank N.A. led a troupe of Citibank executives, employees, families, alumni and friends to show the organization’s ongoing and long-standing commitment to helping communities by celebrating Citi’s 200th anniversary with its seventh annual Global Community Day. To celebrate, over 4,000 Citi volunteers in Thailand took part in 10 special events in various locations spanning activities about education, underprivileged kids, the elderly and the environment. In particular, Citi volunteers joined forces to support communities affected by last year’s floods by giving monetary support and helped to refurbish four damaged schools while another group of volunteers participated in building an evacuation centre for villagers in flood-prone areas.
The Japanese government, under its grant assistance for grassroots human security projects scheme (GGP), is providing Bt1.88 million for waste-management centres and promoting waste recycling in Samokhae sub-district in the Muang district of Phitsanulok province.
Richard Abela, country president of Novartis (Thailand) has donated Bt473,000 to the Pattaya Redemptorist School for the Blind, under the patronage of HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn.
General Motors vice president of global manufacturing and president of international operations Tim Lee recently joined GM Southeast Asia president Martin Apfel to hand out 130 virtually indestructible footballs to schoolchildren in Chon Buri.