(from left) Arnaud Girodon (General Manager of Indigo Pearl), Khun Nittaya Phetam (V Australia’s Representative) and Frank Michel Couture, Franco Ferri, and Nattisa Taebantakoon (B.O.D. Members of Phuket Sunshine Village Foundation including the children who performed Thai dancing and Phuket Sunshine dancing to welcome all the guests.
Indigo Pearl Phuket and the Virgin Blue Group of Airlines have teamed up during the inaugural flights of V.Australia and Pacific Blue (international airlines of Virgin Blue) now flying direct from Perth, Brisbane and Melbourne each week to Phuket International Airport. During each of the inaugural flights from the various cities Indigo Pearl Phuket has given a complimentary week stay in one of their suites and V.Australia two business class tickets. The package flight and accommodation was then auction during each flight.
The three auctions raised a total of Baht 373,616 which Baht which has been presented to Member B.O.D. Phuket Sunshine Village Foundation on 22 January at 11:00am by Arnaud Girodon, General Manager of Indigo Pearl and Nittaya Phetam, Representative of V Australia.
We are delighted to have the support of V.Australia and these auctions have raised much needed funds for the children who were affected by the Tsunami in the southern provinces of Thailand,” said Arnaud Girodon.
We have the pleasure to invite you to join us for
our second anniversary.
Please come and join the fun, on Sunday 28th of June, from 3.00 to 5.00 PM.
We will have some entertainment prepared for you by the children, music, plenty of
yummy snacks and drinks
and of course a lot of cute smiles and laughs to share.
Do not hesitate to come with family and friends.
Our village, which is almost 2 years old now, welcomes not less then 89 children on
full time basis, and takes care of another 43 children on day care basis.
We are thankful for your support and help in these past two years,
and look forward to share this moment of joy with you.
The Phuket Oilfield Classic 2009 Charity Golf Tournament was a huge success.
Mr.Marc Cameron (right side of the picture) the organizer of the event
handed over a check of THB 760,000.-
to the Phuket Sunshine Village Foundation.
The kids, the staff and the B.O.D. of the Phuket Susnhine Village are happy
to have supporters like Mark Cameron and his friends.
Last week Phuket Sunshine Village children were blessed by 12 beautiful rays of sunshine
or 12 of 36 Miss France beauty contestants who were visiting the PSV as part of their
week long video shoots in various sunny locations of Phuket.
The contestants gave out some gifts or "cadeaux" in French for the children.
As the beauty contestants helped the girls groom their new dolls,
we wished the beauty contestants ‘au revoir and ‘bonne chance’ in their Miss France 2009 contest,
and hope the winner at least returns to see these future Miss Thailand girls of Phuket Sunshine Village.
Go to our gallery to see some pictures of that day with the misses...
A video, made by Andaman News, of this day you can see here
Another report of the French TV Station TF1 you can watch here
All the children in the Phuket Sunshine Village are well and happy.
We are proude to announce a new local supporter for the children in the PSV.
The INDIGO PEARL RESORT is supporting from now on the PSV with various activities in the resort.
Thank you very much for this.
All children in the PSV are happy and healthy.
In the next weeks,
we will welcome five newcomers in the PSV.
Together with them we will have 72 children, in different age groups, living permanently in the PSV.
Dear donors, supporters and friends of the PSV.
On the 29th of June we have our 1st anniversary of the PSV.
On that day we will celebrate with our kids and we organize a funfair and other activities with the kids.
Everybody is welcome on that day to celebrate with us and see the progress after the first year of operation.
Please click here for the invitation and further information
WE STILL NEED HELP FROM YOU FOR THIS, IF YOU WANT TO TAKE CARE FOR A BOOTH,
PLEASE CONTACT OUR BOARD MEMBER FRANK COUTURE. CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS
The fund raising event in Luxembourg was a success.
Thank you Joseph Baustert, friends and supporters in Luxembourg for your kind support and hospitality. Pictures from the opening of the exposition you can see here.
At the end of March 2008 the children from the PSV welcomed the CEO of OAD Reizen
(Mr. Ter Haar),
one of the biggest travel agencies in the Netherlands.
OAD Reizen was supporting the PSV project from the beginning on.
THANK YOU" OAD REIZEN"
we look forward for a long support from you and a good relationship in the future.
The official opening of this exposition will be on the 26th of April 2008 5 pm.
For this opening Dr.Supaluck, Frank Couture and Franco Ferri will represent the PSV in Luxembourg.
A lot of Guests from the Luxembourg Government as well as other representatives of the
Luxembourg Rotary, Lions and businesses are expected for this event in Luxembourg.
The Phuket Sunshine Village children, staff and the Directors of the BOD wish you a Happy New Year.
The setup of the PSV was and is not easy, but thanks of our Director Kuhn Wanasiri and a lot of help
from Kuhn Wanida everything works fine and most important,
the children feel good and
they like their new home.
On the 17th of December the 2nd official opening of the Phuket Sunshine Village took place.
Our big supporter the French Red Cross invited to the opening which was attended by the
President of the FRC, the French Ambassador, the 1st vice Governor of Phuket,
members of the FRC, the local Red Cross, Members of Lions Club Phuket Andaman Sea, Lions Club Phuket Pearl, Lions Club Phuket, international and local Press
and a lot of other supporters. Pictures of this event you will find in our picture gallery.
11th of October, the FRC was in the PSV to make a movie. Thank you FRC for the great support. Click here for some pictures.
10th of October, the PSV had a kids party. Together with the staff and some BOD members,
the kids had a lot of fun on that day. Click here to see the pictures of the party.
On the 6th of October we had the Thai Tourism Channel TV visiting the PSV. Click here to see the pictures of this exiting day...
as soon the spot is available we will provide a download on our web site.
The PSV is running well since the opening, every week we have at least 2 big groups to visit the PSV.
The staff is organizing a lot of activities with the kids and the support of the community is great.
The official hand over of the Phuket Sunshine Village from the French Red Cross
to the Phuket Sunshine Village Foundation took place at the 29th of June.
The Phuket Sunshine Village Foundation is now officially open.
To view some pictures of that day, please click here.
The Government of Luxembourg signed the document to allow the
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Humanitarian Development to support the children sponsorship,
via the Non Governmental Organization , Lions Club International - District 113 Luxembourg
and the Fund Maryse and Julie ,of the 16 children living in the house
Maryse and Julie in the Phuket Sunshine Village.
We found a sponsor for the second Mini Bus for the PSV Kids OAD Reizen, a big tour operator in the Netherlands,
was so kind and donated the full amount for one Mini Bus.
Thank you very much for this very useful donation.
The opening of the Phuket Sunshine Village will be on the 29th of June 2007.
If you would like to join us for the opening ceremony,
we are happy when you will be here together with us.
Please visit frequently our web site to get the latest news.
We found a sponsor for the landscaping in the Phuket Sunshine Village.
The Luxembourg Foundation MARISE & JULIE / Projet humanitaire en Thaïlande is so kind
to take over the costs for the landscaping. Thank you Mr. Joseph Baustert & Friends.
The construction of the PSV will be finished at the end of May 2007.
The handover of the buildings from the FRC to the PSV Foundation will take place in the middle of June 2007.
We will publish the official handover ceremony day latest in the middle of March 2007.
We are in the middle of the recruiting phase for the staff of the PSV and
got already a lot of applicants for the various positions.
On the 1st of November 2006, the President of the
International Association of Lions Clubs Mr.Jimmy M. Ross
visited the PSV construction site
and planted several trees for the village.
Pictures of that day you will find in our Gallery.
A drawing contest was held at Koh Sirea School (October 2006).
The kids they draw the pictures
will life very soon in the PSV when it is operative.
Thank you Lions Club Phuket Andaman Sea for sponsoring the rewards for the contest.
The construction progress of the PSV is immense (October 2006),
to see always the latest pictures
of the construction from the PSV buildings
use the link below
click on "PICTURES" in the navigation bar.