American college partners with Thailand orphan organization in fashion charity

An American woman, Katie Dillman, is looking to raise US$20,000 (about THB770,000 by today’s exchange rate) for her Thailand-base organisation that supports orphans.

A Fashion Management graduate of Columbia Missouri’s Stephenson College, Katie went on to obtain a teacher certificate in Thailand’s largest island, Phuket, where she became an English teacher, initially at a Thai government school in Phuket City Municipality, then finally at a poor school in the impoverished locale of Koh Sirae, technically a seperate island just off the east coast of Phuket City.

As a teacher there, Katie founded “Make Our Day” organisation to educate and support orphans and the local community.

Photos: MakeMyDay.org
Photos: MakeMyDay.org
Photos: MakeMyDay.org
Photos: MakeMyDay.org

Koh Sirae, or Koh Siray, is home to a large “sea gypsy” population, most of whom live in impoverished conditions, in stark contrast to many wealthy residents and expats on the rest of Thailand’s only province island.

With her organisation, Katie plans to purchase clothes in Thailand and sell them in the US, the proceeds to go back into the community ofKoh Siray. To achieve her goals, she’s partnering with her old teacher in Columbia…

Read more about the story here.

Also, visit Make Our Day’s website here.

 

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