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Singapore, 6 May, 2017 – Local-born humanitarian relief and development organization RADION International celebrated its 10th year of serving the needy in Thailand with a fundraising gala dinner held at Fairmont Hotel today.

 

During the dinner, Minister Chairat Sirivat, Deputy Chief Of Mission of The Royal Thai Embassy in Singapore recognized RADION for its effective intervention and programming in rescuing children from high-risk backgrounds and success in cultural diplomacy.

 

“The people at RADION are different. The didn’t just come to help and to only walk away. They journeyed with the needy, built friendships and most importantly, they stayed on to make a long-term difference,” commented Minister Chairat Sirivat in his opening address to guests.

 

Minister Chairat further added, “this evening, as RADION celebrates its 10th anniversary, I would like to acknowledge Mr Eugene Wee and his team for the effort & sacrifice they have put in. Your work has made a big difference to the social service sector in Thailand and it is a positive example for many to follow.”

 

From a mere 3-man team of Singaporeans back in 2017, RADION has accomplished much in the last 10 years, bringing juvenile drug use down from 25% to 11.9% in Phetchabun Province, provided care to children from high risk backgrounds, and saved countless of lives over the years.

 

The invite-only dinner saw local celebrities and partners coming together in celebration of RADION’s success in social development projects and building bridges of friendship between the Thais and Singaporeans.

 

The other special guests included local radio DJ and host, Vernetta Lopez, local celebrity and actor, Gurmit Singh who supported the event with the launch of the collaboration project that creates jobs for needy womenfolk and families.

“Being at Radion’s 10th Anniversary reminded me how far and well this NGO has grown and progressed. It was especially heartwarming to witness how the work at Radion has impacted the lives of the under-privileged children,” shared Ms Crystal Hong, Youth worker

 

“Over the last 10 years, we have stayed true to what makes us uniquely Singaporeans. We couple pragmatism together with thought leadership. We have always found new ways to do things better, to serve better. And doing so has enabled us to level the playing field for some of the most vulnerable communities across our shores.” shares Mr Eugene Wee, founder and director of RADION International.

ABOUT RADION’s 10th Anniversary and Fundraising Dinner- RADIATING MISSION
RADION’s fundraising dinner is held annually, as part of RADION International’s fundraising efforts to help children from high-risk backgrounds, neglected elderly, and villagers living in the fringes of society in Thailand. This year’s dinner event is a celebration of, and a look-back at 10 years of work in Thailand and Singapore. It is a invitation-only event to thank our key partners, donors & supporters, and there will not be any sales of tables. Instead, we aim to encourage our guests to help us reach our fundraising goal of $350k to build a children’s rehabilitation centre to provide care for at-risk children currently on our STREETKIDS! Programme in Chiangmai.
 
ABOUT RADION INTERNATIONAL
RADION International is an award winning Christian relief and development agency founded in Singapore. RADION International helps communities living in the fringes of society that are under-reached due to social stigma, marginalization or geographical distance. The organisation’s activities include child rescue and rehabilitative care, community & livelihood education, and humanitarian relief. It has also recently received Special Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic & Social Council.

Contact: Rachael Ho, rachael.ho@radion-international.org

The dinner saw the attendence of local dj and host Vernetta Lopez who launched her book, 'The Magic Coin'

The dinner saw the attendence of local dj and host Vernetta Lopez who launched her book, ‘The Magic Coin’

 

The dinner was graced by Minister Chairat. Guests included local radio DJ and host, Vernetta Lopez, Emcee Gurmit Singh, and partners and supporters of RADION International

The dinner was graced by Minister Chairat (middle). Guests included local radio DJ and host, Vernetta Lopez, Emcee Gurmit Singh, and partners and supporters of RADION International

One of the highlights of the evening included a transformation story by an 18-year-old girl (middle) under RADION's STREETKIDS! 2 Programme who had flown over to Singapore specially for the event

One of the highlights of the evening included a transformation story by an 18-year-old girl (middle) under RADION’s STREETKIDS! 2 Programme who had flown over to Singapore specially for the event

Founder and Executive director of RADION International, Mr Eugene Wee giving his address to guests that evening

Founder and Executive director of RADION International, Mr Eugene Wee giving his address to guests that evening

Guests at RADION's 10th Anniversary & Fundraising Dinner: RADIATING MISSION

Guests at RADION’s 10th Anniversary & Fundraising Dinner: RADIATING MISSION

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