Our commitment to giving back to our community and to those in need stems from an underlying philosophy that believes a business is only really successful when employees and society benefit alongside shareholders. For this reason, our owning company, The Premier Group of Companies, has founded and actively supports a number of charitable organizations that benefit less advantaged members of society. These include the Yuvabhadhana Foundation which offers scholarships for children from poor families across Thailand, Pan Kan, which resells donated second hand items to support children’s education and Food 4 Good, which offers funding towards nutritious meals for children in disadvantaged circumstances. Explore this page to learn more about our charities and foundations.
Yuvabadhana Foundation was started two decades ago under the care of Rayavadee’s owning company, the Premier Group of Companies, with the purpose of providing education scholarships to students of limited financial means. There are currently over 3 million disadvantaged children living below the poverty line in Thailand and over 800,000 young people who have to leave school to work once they are finished with the compulsory primary level of studies. Forced into the labor market at a young age, they do not get the education
or opportunities needed to improve their lives. To date, Yuvabadhana has sponsored more than 4,000 children across the country, enabling them to complete a high school level education. In addition to scholarships, the foundation also offers programmes that help build self-esteem by developing individual talents that will last as a child grows into adulthood. Each year Yuvabadhana arranges an art and a literature contest to foster participant’s creativity with the belief that art and literature are vital tools for teaching children to reflect on the world around them. Each company within the Premier Group of Companies donates 5% of its profits annually to the foundation. Outside funding is also sought and donations are greatly appreciated. For more information on the Yuvabadhana Foundation and to learn more about how the generous support of donors is helping thousands of children to reach their full potential, please follow this link Click
Pan Kan – “Where Buying Is Giving"
'Pan Kan' in Thai means giving and sharing. And the Pan Kan retail shop is based upon the concept of a sharing society where giving is a reward that benefits everyone. Founded in 2000, Pan Kan is a place where donations of second hand clothing, household items and books are resold at reasonable prices in order to raises funds to support children’s scholarships at the Yuvabadhana Foundation. We each have so many
things which we no longer use but which are useful for others so when these items are given to the Pan Kan shop, they are transformed into educational support for children who lack opportunities. The Pan Kan shop also has its own product line of T-shirts and bags to support the fund. The shop is located on the ground floor of Paradise Park at the entrance of the Seri Market, in Prawet Distict of Bangkok off of Srinakarin Rd. To learn more about the efforts of Pan Kan you can follow facebook.com/pankansociety or IG: pankansociety or visit their website (Thai language only) at www.pankansociety.com
Established in 2014 with a mission of improving health and wellness through nutrition for underprivileged children in Thailand, Food4Good was founded as a collaborative effort between 7 restaurants. Today the network has grown to 20 restaurants with over 400 branches spread across Thailand. Participating restaurants are using their businesses as a means by which to solve the pressing problem of undernourishment and lack of
food for less fortunate members of society, mainly children, by selecting one or more high-quality dish from their menu, and, donating part of the revenue earned from its sales to projects working to feed children in need. Food4Good is available as an option for customers every time they enjoy a meal in participating restaurants. Rayavadee and Tamarind Village, Rayavadee’s sister property in Chiang Mai, donate 1 Thai Baht for every dish ordered from all of its restaurants throughout the year. Food4Good is working hard to improve the well-being of children and adolescents by supporting a number of foundations, including:
Together, these foundations are dedicated to helping more than 1,000 children and adolescents, and intend to expand their work even further throughout Thailand in the future. Food4Good wishes to invite other restaurants to this cause; to bring together their intentions, expertise, and resources to solve Thailand’s problem of malnutrition in children and adolescents. Food4Good is hoping to become a role model to show the power of collaboration in bringing forward positive change in Thai society. To find out more, visit Food4Good’s website at www.food4good.in.th or facebook.com/food4good or IG: food4goodthor contact the Project Manager at Prapapan.firstname.lastname@example.org