Community and Environmental Initiatives
The Sarojin recognises the responsibility it has as a corporate citizen and is dedicated to supporting the local community and the environment.
The Sarojin Khao Lak Community Fund was established prior to the opening of the resort and as a first response to the 26 December 2004 Tsunami.
As Executive Director, Andrew Kemp explains: "To date, in combination with our international contacts and partners we have been able to support a significant number of projects in Khao Lak, wider Phang Nga Province, Thailand and emergency relief in Myanmar (Burma) for cyclone Nargis."
To date The Sarojin Khao Lak Community Fund has contributed to a number of projects, including: medical provision for prosthetic limbs; child care and orphanage support; school classroom buildings and equipment; road building and street lighting; animal welfare and supporting a full time veterinary surgeon; landscape replanting and regeneration; and boat yard and longtail boat building, restoring the local fishing fleet. The Sarojin offers hotel trainee placements to older students from the Baan Than Namchai Orphanage.
100% of The Sarojin Khao Lak Community Fund is distributed to community projects in Khao Lak in Phang Nga Province.
The Camillian Social Centre
BAAN THAN NAMCHAI ORPHANAGE
Set up as an immediate response to the December 2004 tsunami The Sarojin has worked with the orphanage since January 2005. Children ages range from 14 months to 21 years. Donations of essential items from a recommended shopping list for rice, cooking oil, sugar, fish sauce etc. are very welcome. The Sarojin operates a hotel trainee scheme for some of the older children and rice bags are saved to provide create innovative bags available at the orphanage shop. Nine years on some real success stories are appearing with older children studying at university, acting as role models for the younger ones; fueling their dreams and ambitions together to become lawyers, doctors, pilots, teachers. An overriding theme is that these children are keen to give back.
Bike for the Community 24 Nov 2013
"Team Sarojin" comprising of sixty staff, families and guests participated in a 30km "1st Charity Bike Ride for Children Living with Disabilities". The event was a collaboration of the Camillian Social Centre in Takuapa, The Sarojin and The Bike for Health Phang Nga Cycle Club.
Singapore Marathon 2nd December 2012.
Kate Kemp completed her first 42km marathon in Singapore. With a time of 4 hours and 58 minutes in the humidity and heat of Singapore, Kate came 273rd out of 1,948 female runners. Kate was truly delighted to complete the marathon and in doing so raise awareness and much needed funds for The Camillian Social Centre. "It was a great success and a fantastic THB 96,948 (approx USD 3,200) was raised for the Camillian Social Centre. As well it brought about much awareness for the centre and Down's Syndrome," said a breathless Kate after the race!
Phuket Triathlon 28 November 2012
Owner of The Sarojin, Kate Kemp, took part in and completed her first ever triathlon in Phuket. Greater than the Olympic distance, the course comprised a 1.8km swim, 55km bike and 12km run. Kate completed the course in a very credible 3 hours and 52 minutes and finished 298th out of 625 starters. Thank you to everyone who gave donations and sponsored Kate – we raised a total of USD 855 for charity.
Walk for the Community: 15 June 2008
Ninety-four staff and families of The Sarojin participated in a 5km fund raiser walk on 15 June 2008. Thank you to everyone who gave donations – we raised an amazing USD 9,000!
Sarojin Care Days
The Sarojin has initiated a staff project to partake in local social and community projects. Once a month volunteers from all the team will head out to perhaps clean up a beach, assist in buliding a school, escort less advantaged children to a day at the beach or even to simply eat pizza.
May: Mangrove planting
May: Car park maintenance
April: Beach cleanup
Sarojin Beach Cleanup Care Day
Sponsored Bike Ride.
The Camillian Centre
Kate's Marathon in Singapore