Everyone here at DEPDC/GMS would like to give a shout out to one of our International Volunteers, Alexandra (Ali) Denis! This year, Ali decided that she wanted to do something meaningful for her birthday rather than receive gifts from friends and family members.
“I just realized that I didn’t need anymore material things or any money; I figured that the money could be better spent.” In March, Ali celebrated her “Golden Birthday”, meaning that she would be turning the same age as her birth date. She decided that it would be the perfect opportunity to raise money for the amazing organization that has been impacting her life for the past few months.
“When deciding what organization to raise money for it was a no-brainer, DEPDC/GMS has welcomed me as a volunteer and I have witnessed the positive impact that they have on the youth and the community in Mae Sai and in the greater Mekong sub-region.”
Ali raised $625 USD (18,750 Thai Baht!) through Global Giving, one of DEPDC/GMS’s partners, to be used towards the Half Day School and the Community Learning Center. Once again DEPDC/GMS would sincerely like to thank Ali for volunteering her time here at DEPDC/GMS and for her generous donation!
If you would like to donate or fundraise for DEPDC/GMS please visit our donation page! DEPDC/GMS is grateful for any and all donations in support of our many programmes!
“Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world. For, indeed, that’s all who ever have.” – Margaret Mead