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Chris Andrè Larsen

  • From Norway, Europe

 

Chris Andrè Larsen

Main aim of the charity

Vision: Access to education through football and play for all children on the Thai/Burma border, regardless of ethnicity, gender, religion or socio-economic status. Goals: Provide high quality football and life-skill education to all the migrant learning centers in Mae Sot. Objectives: Promote Gender Equality Focus on Social Cohesion Empower the local communities

How the employee got involved and why

As the organization is run by close friends of mine, I have been following the organization since the beginning in 2014. PlayOnside has grown from nothing to becoming an important contributor for migrant education in Thailand. They are continuing to grow and to expand their reach within the communities they serve. The huge benefit of being an small organization is that every part of the support goes directly to the charity.

What work does the employee do for charity?

I am not directly involved in the running of the organization. However, I have contributed financially myself to support their work, plus I have arranged fund-raising activities for PlayOnside. I addition to that we have through my football team done alot of different activities, like cake sales, flea market, lottery tickets and fundraising events. I hope I can go and visit them after the COVID-19 pandemic.

 
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