Angels Wings Foundation is proud to announce the opening of the Tumbon Nong Gung Nongkung School located in Ubolrajatanee Province. This is one of many schools that Founder, Bui Simon has developed throughout the rural areas of Thailand to help improve educational standards and to offer the students and community a place of hope for a brighter future. “The importance of education in these rural areas of Thailand are crucial to my homeland and with each new school comes a new doctor, teacher, scientist or future leader.”
After visiting the Khlong Nong Yai School in Bangkok, one of the several BMA Schools supported by Governor Pusadee Tamthai, Founder Bui Simon delivered a sweet treat for the students to thank them for welcoming her and the Teach for Thailand ambassadors to their school the previous afternoon. “Education should be fun and I couldn’t help but want to treat those sweet smiling faces with their favorite dessert!”
Angels Wings Founder Bui Simon visited several classrooms including 9th grade math, science and english at Khlong Nong Yai School, a BMA school supporting the Teach for Thailand program in the heart of Bangkok. Accompanied by Governor Pusadee Tamthai, head of the school Urailak Kongwattana and the founders of Teach for Thailand, Bui spent the morning at Khlong Nong Yai School to gain a better understanding of how Angels Wings Foundation could impact the educational system in the city. “I am so proud to have had the opportunity to meet four of the Teach for Thailand teachers from the Summer Institute program and to see them in their element. The pure joy of the children’s presence was palpable and it makes me so proud to see what an impact is being made in the lives of these promising young students.”
Founder Bui Simon announces three exciting projects at the Angels Wings Foundation press conference: the school development in Ubol, Teach for Thailand, and above all the continuation of Angels Wings Rural Teaching Scholarship program. “I would like to thank the journalists for their continual and gracious confidence in our endeavors over the years. I hope that my sincere efforts can strengthen the opportunities for the children of Thailand, who are the true future of the nation.”
Angels Wings Foundation is proud to support the Campaign for Student Success Foundation created for Santa Barbara City College. Bui Simon, a resident of Santa Barbara and President of Angels Wings Foundation stands amongst a prestigious group dedicated to helping The Foundation support its students through book grants, scholarships, internships, tutoring and childcare for single parents. S.B.C.C. is the number one community college in the country.
In the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan, people’s lives have been turned upside down with nearly five million children losing their homes, schools and communities and close to 4,000 lives lost. For those who have survived, the agony of rebuilding begins. In an effort to provide hope and support for those affected by the devastation. Angels Wings Foundation has partnered with Monique Lhuillier and ML Cares to help raise funds to bring back some normalcy to the lives of those most impacted. Through the power of friendship we hope to be a small part in mending her native country of the Philippines.
Angels Wings Foundation returns to Thailand to receive La Mer Thailand’s unwavering vote of confidence. Over the last 5 years La Mer Thailand has devoted their time and support to the efforts of our small but mighty foundation. Because of thoughtful friends like La Mer Thailand we are able to continue our humble efforts in shaping the lives of children through education in Thailand.
This year marks the last year of college education for three of the five students. Upon graduation, the three senior year students will become the first teachers from the Rural Teaching Scholarship Program and will return to their homeland to start their careers as educators in the Thai community next year.
Angels Wings Foundation will work hand in hand with principal Pirom Praprom of Nongkung School to begin the first phase of construction of a new classroom building in Ubolrajathanee the hometown of Bui’s mother Tiu Nakhirunkanok. Situated in Tumbon Nong Gung, Nongkung School will be the one of many school development projects for Angels Wings Foundation. “These children show great character and potential despite their modest resources and dilapidated facilities. We are so happy be able to provide these astounding young students with a new structure and supplies to help support and encourage their educational environment for a promising future,” said President Bui Simon.
In celebration of Pepperdine’s 75th Anniversary and the memory and vision of founder George Pepperdine, President Andrew K. Benton presents the George Pepperdine Society award, to recognize and honor the associates and alumni who have made monumental commitments and positively impacted the University and it’s vision for academic excellence and empowering leadership.“I am honored to work hand in hand with my alma mater to celebrate its students who continue to make a difference around the world,” said Bui Simon
Founder, Bui Simon and La Mer combine their efforts with an advertising campaign in which all proceeds are to be donated from La Mer to the Angels Wings Foundation. With a relationship that spans several years, founder Bui Simon, thanks the La Mer team for their continued loyal support and encouragement in Angels Wings vision to reach out to the innocent faces of Thailand’s youth.
Bui Simon, Founder of Angels Wings Foundation and H.E. Somjai Suwansupana, Mayor of Phuket, announce the addition of two new recipients of the Angels Wings Rural Teaching Scholarship. The scholarship will entitle these pre-qualified students, all of whom are from Phuket, to funds including housing for the entire five-year Bachelor Degree curriculum in Education at various reputable universities in Thailand after which they will all return to Phuket to teach.
Celebrating strength, fashion and philanthropy, Angels Wings Foundation recently co-hosted a luncheon with C Magazine and Valentino in order to raise funds for the implementation of a support program to provide education for the women and children in rural Thailand. The women’s luncheon brought together successful female leaders and role models in support of a great cause. “Because of the generous contributions made by these women today, we at Angels Wings Foundation are able to empower more children to become the respected role models they have the potential to be. We pride ourselves on being a small foundation in nature but mighty in our purposeful approach and we hope to continue to aid the families, schools and organizations that provide these children with the opportunity to become the future leaders of tomorrow,” said Founder & President Bui Simon.