Cleaning the house of Grandma Boonsom, the first Office Helper of SEAMEO Secretariat, 18 January 2020

Tuesday, 14 April 2020 | by Ms Kansiripak Muangnoycharoen

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

Led by Ms Tachana Sae-Tieo, Administrative Assistant (Purchasing), SEAMES Staff including Ms Pranee Prakobdee, Administrative Officer, Ms Pimratchada Patanasuthikul, Executive Secretary, Mr Pattanapong Varunyanon, Service Assistant (Reproduction), Mr Siriwat Sriphadung, Driver and his wife together with Ms Tachana’s friends teamed up to provide house cleaning service to Grandma Boonsom. 

Grandma Boonsom was the former Office Helper of SEAMEO Secretariat who was in service since 1971 until 1995. Currently, at the age of 85, she lives on her own with no children nor relatives. Being disabled, she is taken care by her neighbors.

To help better Grandma Boonsom’s living environment, a small group of current SEAMES Staff were committedly working hard to make Grandma Boonsom’s house cleaned. This activity helps bridging former and current staff’s relation which also makes those who knew about Grandma Boonsom’s story take turn visiting her. Collaboratively, SEAMES staff always do something nice together to better the living of those in need.