Prateep Ungsongtham Hata Award
The Prateep Ungsongtham Hata award was started from the grant of the
Thai Exchange Stock Market Foundation, Bangkok in 2006 The foundation
aims to support a nonprofit organization that has been works for 6
social issues through their grant. They are education, rural
development, urban development, music, sport and library. One of issues
has been proceeded by the Duang Prateep Foundation in the Klong Toey
slum in Bangkok, led by Mrs. Prateep Ungsongtham Hata. DPF’s works
cover mostly the urban location as well as unfortunate children. Then
Duang Prateep Foundation organized a special committee for working on
the grant and passed such good will to a distinguish person who had
identified experiences. The grant was named as founder of the
organization as Prateep Ungsongtham Hata Award. It was located to social
workers in urban development afterward. By giving him or her the Award
in some year later, it could multiply the number of social workers to
minimize problems of social issues.
DPF. had the ceremony of the award firstly to Mrs.Buddhasud in
2007 who worked for unfortunate children in the northeast of the
country, the second year, it was given to Mr.Sangwan Boonsong, who
struggled for housing of the urban poor. The third year was to the
distinguish Buddhist monk, who worked for drug rehabilitation,the abbot
of Wat Sapan, venerable Sophon Pattana Nusit (layman named : Somboon).
The fourth year, it comes on the 1st of July 2012 to Mr. Sombat
Boonngamanong. He has been in the career for many years. His works
extended to the regional country. In the north, it has a project
helping hill children. In the south, it was a project helping Tsunami
victims in 2004. In Bangkok, he set up a foundation named the Mirror
Foundation, locating in Bangkok, running many beneficial projects. The
most of the project is very update one to find a lost person and could
bring back home number of the lost.
One, who had identified experiences on social issues might be granted and support to work on an dreamed society.