Social & Cultural News : Ms. Sangduen Lek Chailert receives Good Deed Award 2011
On 3 December 2011, Miss Chavanart Thangsumphant, Chargé dAffaires and Ms. Sareeya Hinthong, Second Secretary, of the Royal Thai Embassy in
The Good Deed award was established in 2005 with basic aims to work for the cause of democracy, the rule of law and civic society, human rights and freedoms, ethical standards, strengthening of the ideals of solidarity and philanthropy. The foundation also promotes cultural, educational, artistic activities, as well as supports people in difficult material circumstances and works to combat unemployment.
Candidates of any nationality and citizenship have to be over 18 years old who have contributed to local communities and public good. The candidates who have been granted the award this year are Ms. Sangduen Chailert, Prof. Szewach Weiss, and Mr. Adam Wajrak.
Ms. Sangduen was born in Chaing Mai in 1962. After graduated from
During 1995, Ms. Sangduen established the
Ms. Sangduen has been internationally recognized. The Ford Foundation named her Hero of the Planet in 2001, and Time magazine granted her the Earth Award in 2006 and named her Hero of Asia in 2005. Her project has been covered and discussed by National Geographic, Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, BBC, Readers Digest and the international press.