2017 News about the Foundation

Check out the latest news of the Foundation from fantastic fundraising events to great fun at Coconut Club! If you want to stay up to date with the latest, we would love to add your name to our newsletter database. You can sign up via the Newsletter page following the link on the left menu and/or become a fan of the Foundation on Facebook

Also, make sure you check our upcoming events page so you can 'save the date' for our next event and join in on the fun! 

April 2017: PHBGTU was chosen as charity partner Destination Wedding Planners Congress


The 4th Annual Destination Wedding Planners Congress was held at Laguna Phuket from 2nd to 4th of May. Over 400 guests attended which included high-end destination wedding planners, representatives from unique destinations, leading wedding suppliers and creative partners.

PHBGTU was the charity partner for the congress and took the chance to inform guests about the work teachers and volunteers do in Phuket. The Gala Dinner was staged at The Blue Elephant and final year students from Kamala School delighted guests with a traditional Thai welcome dance.

The 4th Annual DWP Congress sponsors Senior Teacher Jerlin for the academic year 2017/2018. April's blog highlights the 4th annual Destination Wedding Planners Congress  and newest supporter. Read more about this exciting news here.

April 2017: Pop Up 3 at Latitude with Angsana 

PopUp3_picture_FoodPop Up 3 at Latitude with Angsana was another successful fundraiser and an exciting evening of food, drink, and entertainment! We raised over 900,000 THB which is enough to employ two qualified English Teachers for a year! We could not have done this without the support of Angsana Laguna Phuket, Laguna Phuket and Phuket Live Radio /Class Act Media our amazing media sponsor. Our profound gratitude to the restaurant and beverage sponsors who took part in the event and to everyone who was involved in making the night a success. We were lucky enough to have several photographers support us on the night, a big thank you to EMedia Asia, Khun Soong, and Jerlin Balias for capturing the event.

March 2017: Ride 4 Kids' surpass B1mn fundraising goal for local charities

Very exciting news! Read more in The Phuket News.

March 2017: Pop Up 3 at Latitude with Angsana - Book your ticket here!

You can buy your ticket online for the Foodie Event of the year!

Buy tickets for Pop Up 3 at Latitude with Angsana

Have you seen the Pop Up 3 at Latitude with Angsana video, created by E-Table Asia?

March 2017: Mai Khao Dream and CULTURE rEVOLUTION are organizing 3 Concerts in a row from 2 to 8th of March

From Russia With Love on 2nd of March, From Classical to neo-Classical on the 4th of March and Travel the World on the 8th of March - 10% of the proceeds go to Phuket Has Been Good To Us Foundation. For more information, email info@phukethasbeengoodtous.org


February 2017: February 2017 PHBGTU Newsletter

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! The February Newsletter is here for your perusal. Read about our schools, extracurricular activities, fundraising events and more!

February 2017: Birthday Party at Novotel Phuket Surin Beach Resort with delicious treats from The Chava Resort - Surin Beach

We had another birthday party for the Kamala school residential students on Saturday 25th February. Thanks to the Novotel Phuket Surin Beach Resort for hosting the event and providing a beautiful and tasty cake! The kids had a blast with the water slides and foam party!
Thanks to The Chava Resort - Surin Beach for providing delicious burgers and fries for the children!
And big thanks to Exotic Voyage, Thailand for arranging transportation of the students from Kamala to Surin. And thank you to everyone who donated gifts over the year for us give the children. It was an amazing party that the children will be talking about for awhile!


For more pictures of this fabulous party, check our Photo Gallery.

February 2017: Teacher Bella's students learn about jobs and careers

I want to be an ... Architect / I want to be a ... Farmer

Check out the video of Teacher Bella's class on our own You Tube Channel. 

February 2017: Family Coloured Obstacle Challenge

The Family Coloured Obstacle Challenge was a fantastic day of family fun! Thank you to everyone who made this event possible and who supported PHBGTU by joining in the activities! 


Special thanks to Royal Phuket Marina for hosting this event, our media sponsor The Phuket News, Dorothy Macpherson, SGS, and Canine Point Academy!

Check out our Facebook page for wonderful and colourful pictures from the day, captured by Macho Ya Siaji, Jay Leshark and Jerlin Balais!

January 2017: First Birthday Party of 2017

We had another Birthday Party for Kamala school residential students on January 28th. This party was for students born in November, December, and January and the students spent an incredible afternoon celebrating at Dusit Thani Phuket. There was swimming, beach games, cupcake making, face painting and more! 
 A huge thank you to the Dusit for hosting such an amazing Birthday at their Casuarina Restaurant. Also, thank you to Outrigger for supplying the beautiful and delicious birthday Cake!


For more pictures, please check our Facebook page post.

January 2017: Rotary donates books to Kalim schoolkids

The Rotary Club of Patong donated books to the children of Baan Kalim. Read more about this kind donation in this article of The Phuket News. 

January 2017: Ride 4 Kids

A dedicated group of expats in Phuket will be cycling 835kms over 6 days from Hua Hin to Phuket with the goal to raise 1 Million Baht! The bike ride will take 6 days and starts on the 6th of March 2017. The 16 riders from 4 school communities on Phuket Island will raise funds for Phuket Has Been Good To Us, Good Shepherd Phuket and Outrigger Share 4 Change. Check out their website and Facebook page and show your support!

We are very thankful to be one of the Charities of choice.

January 2017: Christmas Cards Campaign 2016

We would like to thank Littleprintbox for the lovely designs and Loop Idea Co., Ltd for sponsoring the printing. The hotels Anantara Vacation Club,Sala Phuket, The Surin,The Chava resort - Surin,Novotel Phuket Karon Beach Resort & Spa,Novotel Phuket Surin Beach Resort,The Pavilions,Pullman Phuket Arcadia Naithon Beach,Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket and Delish Café Phuket were kind enough of having our cards at their Christmas trees for sale, also Dorothy Macpherson supported us with selling our Christmas Cards on the Christmas Fair of UWCT and we were so blessed to be invited by Taste Bar & Grill on their Arts & Crafts Fair. Thank you for all the amazing support!

PHBGTU wishes all of our amazing supporters a Happy 2017!

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