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Faculty of Public Health Presents International Donations to Local Community

On February 21, 2018, Asst. Prof. Dr. Anootnara T. Kuster, Anthony C. Kuster, and representatives from the international exchange organization, CIEE, presented a cash donation to the Beung E-Tau and Bahn Tha Gae villages in Sila Sub-District, Mueang District, Khon Kaen Province.

This community experienced severe flooding in October and November 2017. During that time, international exchange students from the Faculty of Public Health, Khon Kaen University, were completing homestays as part of the Community Public Health and Public Health Field Practicum courses.

As part of their coursework, students organized Community Cleanup Days on December 4 and 5, 2017. They painted walls, bought new tables, and planted vegetables and flowers for the community.

Additionally, students organized an online fundraising campaign to help the community recover. This online fundraiser collected more than USD 200 (THB 6700) in donations.

The community received these donations on February 21, 2018. They plan to use the donations to purchase equipment that can be used communally at the community center and support the growing homestay business in the community, which has been supported by Khon Kaen University. Community representatives expressed gratitude to Khon Kaen University, the Faculty of Public Health, and the students for their kindness and support.