Army General Commander Area 4, Lt. Gen. Piyawat Nakvanich presided over the donation ceremony by Esso team led by Mr. Yodpong Sutatham, director and retail sales manager together with Esso-branded service station dealers, Esso Employee Club and business alliances provided scholarships to the needy students and support of medical equipment to hospitals in the southernmost provinces worth a total of three million baht. The support included 800 education scholarships, at 3,000 baht each, to needy students in the southernmost provinces i.e. Songkla, Yala, Narathiwat, and Pattani worth a total of 2.4 million baht. Additional support of 600,000 baht was given to medical equipment including AED (automated external defibrillator) to Yang Daeng hospital in Pattani province and newborn phototherapy lamp to Srisakorn hospital in Narathiwat province. The donation ceremony was held at Army Command Center 42, Hadyai district, Songkla province.
The project of “Smiles with Esso” has promoted participation of corporate social responsibility among Esso’s business partners and alliances for community development. This year event received active participation from Esso-branded service station dealers, business alliances such as Rabika Coffee, PSP Transport, producer of “Vida” bottled drinking water as well as employees of Esso and ExxonMobil affiliates in Thailand.
This year project for Southern Thailand is aimed to enhance education opportunities for needy students on their potential and to enable the hospitals to provide better medical treatments to needy people in the South of Thailand.
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