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Prateep Ungsongtham Hata Award

The history
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.  DPFs 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.

Award ceremonies
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.

Award expectation
One, who had identified experiences on social issues might be granted and support to work on an dreamed society.

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