MEA presents fund support for UFPD to provide career training among people with disabilities
published : 24 Sep 2021 at 15:08
Metropolitan Electricity Authority (MEA), led by Penchan Tassanakulpant, Assistant Governor, presided over the donation ceremony at Universal Foundation for People with Disabilities (UFPD) amounting to 3,084,615 baht to support provision of training programmes for better living quality among people living with disabilities. Prof. Viriya Namsiripongphan, UFPD Honorary Chairman, received the donation on behalf of the Foundation via video conference in compliance to the Covid-19 preventive measures.
The MEA Assistant Governor stated: “MEA, as a state-owned enterprise under the directive of the Ministry of Interior, has highlighted building quality of life for all sectors with fairness and spreading welfare to cover all needs. MEA has conducted implementation in response to Government plans to provide support and development to leverage quality of life among people with disabilities by providing them training programmes in compliance with Section 35 of The People with Disabilities Empowerment Act B.E. 2550 (2007) and its Amendment (Vol. 2) B.E. 2556 (2013). MEA is recognised as the first state-owned enterprise to provide continuous intensive and practical career training support for people with disabilities as well as donation of funds for UFPD, the not-for-profit organisation certified by the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security. Supported by fund donation, UFPD proceeds with the development of training programmes, following the sufficiency economy initiative of His Majesty The Late King Bhumibol Adulyadej The Great to support people with disabilities to have careers and income to provide for their families with sustainability.”
Furthermore, the MEA has provided funds for the Sports Association for the Disabled of Thailand Under the Royal Patronage of His Majesty the King (SPADT), following the MoU signing to contribute 12 million baht over four years, from 2021 to 2025. The contribution has been allocated for SPADT events including domestic and international sports competitions as well as the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games in Japan.