The Social Sciences

Year: 2008
Volume: 3
Issue: 6
Page No. 459 - 462

The Status and Roles of Thai-Chinese Public Benefit Organizations in Social and Cultural Development in Northeast Thailand

Authors : Lamai Gumlungrit , Songkoon Chantachon and Boonsom Yodmalee

Abstract: Thai-Chinese Charity Organizations have been providing valuable services to the community of Northeastern Thailand for a very long time. Charity foundations were created by successful Chinese individuals and families that want to repay the community in which they now call home. These public benefit organizations follow the successful example of 2 Chinese charity foundations namely Tekkha and Mengliang Foundation which have origins from China. Besides from being a center of Thai-Chinese community events, these charity organizations also provide valuable non profit services to the general public. These include charity services for Unidentified Corpses, Graveyard Relocation, Emergency Rescue Services, Scholarships, Public Relations, Advertisement, Physical Fitness Programs, Natural Disaster Relief Aid and Charity Donations to the poor. The consistency and successful track record of these groups have also provided an example for government offices to follow.

How to cite this article:

Lamai Gumlungrit , Songkoon Chantachon and Boonsom Yodmalee , 2008. The Status and Roles of Thai-Chinese Public Benefit Organizations in Social and Cultural Development in Northeast Thailand. The Social Sciences, 3: 459-462.

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