At Bangkok School of Management, we not only let students learn the ropes of Entrepreneurship but also try to make them more well-rounded individuals by having them engage in CSR practices, undergraduate 2017’s batch engaged in the following activities to give back to the society as part of their Business Ethics course.
“ElephantsWorld was founded in 2008 and is a sanctuary for sick, old, disabled, abused and rescued elephants, who will receive the rest and joy that they deserve. They can enjoy themselves in their own natural environment here until their last breath.” BSM students Ms. Emma and Ms Clemence, visited the organisation in Kanchanaburi as a part of their Business Ethics class, during their visit they bathed, fed and played with the Elephants as depicted in the video and pictures below!
Rangsit Babies' Home
The students at BSM also visited Bahn Dek On (The Rangsit Babies’ Home), a noble cause initiated by the Thai government to take care of disadvantaged children who are abandoned, orphaned or lost and take care of them up until the age of 7 to give them the basic necessities of life to survive. Rangsit Babies’ Home houses about 300 children, between 6 months to 7 years old.
The following shows some of the activities Mr Chris, Mr Sonny and Mr Timour initiated at the orphanage.
Chara Bangken Elderly Centre
The Chara-Bangkhaen Elderly Centre offers community support services and helps elders aged 60 and above lead a healthy and joyful life. And so the visit to the community was a pleasant one, as the students got to interact, gain knowledge and spend time with the elderly, brightening both, their day and the students’ day too. It was a good learning experience for the students as often in our fast-paced modern lives we often forget or ignore those who cannot keep up, we often forget the people who raised us to become better people and guided us through the toughest situations in our lives. Visiting the elderly was like reconnecting to your roots, and getting back in touch with a more compassionate side which young individuals often forget about exploring.
The Elderly Centre was visited by Mr France, Ms Jar, Ms Fah, Ms Kulsum and Mr Moquim.
What can you do to help society? Can you make a difference? Is helping the communities part of an act or it surely does bring you awareness about business, sustainability, ethics, entrepreneurship, and change. It is not always only about the Business – it is about the totality and wholeness of Business that serve within communities and how people from various walks of Life and age groups can cater and help enhance communities around them. This enables students’ become Mindful about their surroundings, learn to be more respectful and have Gratitude combining learning and serving society. At the end, students’ do have a great time taking something amazing back with them – a cherished learning and memory.