Scholarships Reunion

Mr. Franz Sticher, who set up the medical scholarship fund in Switzerland, visited Phuket recently with his family. He was overwhelmed by the reception he received from his students, now fully fledged doctors.


He is seen here with Satienpong, Ganjana,Ajarn Pranee(President of PCF) and Janjira, and below with Isares, the last student to graduate.




 Franz’s son Erik joined the party in this photo.



Franz established the scholarship foundation in memory of his daughter, Jennifer, who sadly lost her life in the 2004 Tsunami. He wanted to support medical students who had been disadvantaged by the effects of the Tsunami and would have been unable to continue their studies without the scholarships.

One student, Pisinee,from Baan Nam Kaem, was starting her 4th year as a medical student, when the Tsunami destroyed her home and she lost many of her family members.

The landscape around her home village after the Tsunami.


The fishing pier in front of her house was destroyed along with her father’s business and her home.

 Our first meeting with Pisinee, her mother, Janjira, Ganjana and friends.

 Franz was overjoyed to see all of his students and was delighted that they had a 100% success rate.




04 2014

Born Free To Run Team Wins More Trophies

The Born Free To Run team has continued to win trophies in all the races they compete. They won a total of 10 trophies in the Phuket International Hospital Minimarathon on February 23rd.


 On March 8th the team took part in the Thanyapura Superkidz Triathlon races. They won 4 trophies.


 On March 9th. the team won 9 trophies in the Plukpanya Minimarathon.

Also on  March 9th some of the team took part in the  2014: 5th Thalang Victory Mini Marathon, winning 4 trophies.

 In the 2014: 5th Thalang Victory Mini Mountain Bike 16 km race the winner of the  girls under 15 y/o. was Yut,  who is 12 years old and is doing very well with the bike races.  She was part of the team that won Superkidz on Saturday March 8th.  Her performance was outstanding.



03 2014

Donation of Muslim Clothing

The Phuket Community Foundation received a wonderful donation of Muslim clothing from ladies in Singapore. Cindy Ratcliffe presented the clothes to the Mayor of Paklok district and some of the local Muslim community.

 Ricky Phanthip, the coach of the Born Free to Run club, came along to the presentation as he is well known in the district for his work with the less fortunate children in the community.  The ladies were thrilled with the clothes and would like to express their appreciation to the ladies from Singapore who collected the beautiful clothes.




03 2014

The Strange Subculture of Rubber Duck Racing

The Phuket Community Foundation is not alone in the unusual fundraising challenge of the Great Phuket Rubber Duck Race.

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Ducks away




02 2014

Born Free To Run Club Displays Trophies

The Born Free To Run running club displayed all the trophies won by the team in the last 6 months. An impressive array was set up at Tala beach in the Pakhlok district, home of most of the members of the team.



01 2014