Angsana Laguna Phuket launches youth artist scholarship

Angsana Laguna Phuket has launched the Angsana Youth Artist scholarship to support the next generation of creative thinkers by providing financial support to continue their education. Worth Baht 200,000, the scholarship is a key initiative aligned with Banyan Tree’s Group Corporate Social Responsibility philosophy.

The Angsana Youth Artist scholarship is divided into two scholarships for two selected students from Ratchapat Phuket University. Each scholarship will cover Baht 9,000 for each semester, from the second year of university until graduation. Each student will also receive Baht 46,000 for educational materials such as textbooks, stationery, and other relevant educational expenses.

“As a part of the Banyan Tree Group which has always had a strong CSR philosophy, we are very much committed to nurturing the youth,” says Jerry John, general manager of Angsana Laguna Phuket. “Our Seedlings programme strives to support underprivileged local children, and the Angsana Youth Artist scholarship forms an integral part of our endeavours to be agents of social and economic development by giving back to the community in which we operate.”

The Angsana Youth Artist scholarship originated from a Charity Mural Project that was created to signify the opening of the resort in December 2011. The mural is made up of 350 tiles designed by Australian artist Christopher Hogan who conducted art classes for young guests during the launch of Angsana Laguna Phuket’s Tree House Kids Club. Each tile was a collaboration between Hogan and an individual Angsana guest who contributed towards the fundraising by participating in this activity.

Guests and visitors were able to sign the finished tiles to leave their permanent marks on the resort. With their support, a total of Baht 200,000 was raised and will be used towards the Angsana Youth Artist scholarship where Hogan will be the mentor of the two students during the three-year scholarship.

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