Motorola Solutions Foundation contributes to public safety and education initiatives in Thailand

General Press Releases Thursday December 18, 2014 12:26
Bangkok--18 Dec--Weber Shandwick
Approximately 2.5 million baht (US$76,000) for public safety and students educational program

The Motorola Solutions Foundation, the charitable arm of Motorola Solutions (NYSE: MSI), announced grant contributions of approximately 2.5 million baht ($76,000 USD) to three organizations in Thailand, for programs aimed at improving public safety and education in the country.

The Foundation’s contributions of 844,800 baht (approximately $26,000) and 640,00 baht (approximately $20,000) to the Luckie Fellows Foundation and the National Defense College Alumni Think Thank Foundation will be used to organize training programs, seminars and planning efforts to improve public safety and increase the quality of life for the people of the country.

The Motorola Solutions Foundation also contributed 960,000 baht (approximately $30,000) to the Luckie’s Thinking Development Institute to organize a competition for students from the ages of five to 18, on the application of the Future Problem Solving (FPS) Process in real-life situations.

KEY FACTS
  • The Motorola Solutions Foundation is committed to empowering the communities in which it operates. The Foundation collaborates with public safety agencies and charitable organizations to develop programs to improve public safety.
  • The contributions were awarded to:

The Luckie Fellows Foundation to fund training courses and seminars under the “VHF/FM Radio Communication in Critical Applications” program to foster greater understanding on the use of radio communication in critical situations. Ten classes will be conducted to more than 3000 personnel and volunteers involved in police, safety and civil defense organizations.

The National Defense College Alumni Think Thank to organize a strategic conference titled “ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) Roundtable on Self-Sufficiency and Public Safety for Future Thailand Strategic Security.” This conferencewill be held at four locations across the country to address economic security and public safety issues arising from the creation of the AEC.

The Luckie’s Thinking Development Institute to organize a competition for students of the Future Problem Solving (FPS) classes to compete and gauge their ability to apply the FPS process in resolving real-life conflicts and national issues such as the AEC, public safety and ethics. The FPS program will help students enhance their critical- and creative-thinking skills.

Supporting Quotes
Supranee Kueakoonngern, country manager, Motorola Solutions (Thailand) Ltd

“Motorola Solutions Foundation is proud to support the Luckie Fellows Foundation and National Defense Alumni to implement programs that aim to enhance the safety and well-being of the Thailand. Moreover, our contribution towards the Lucki’s Thinking Development Institute demonstrates our commitment to investing in the nation’s young people and thus, the future of this country.”

Matt Blakely, director, Motorola Solutions Foundation

“As the charitable arm of a company with a long history of finding technological innovations to make communities safer, the Motorola Solutions Foundation is proud to support these programs that will improve the safety of Thai people. We look forward to seeing the positive impact of these programs.”

Nopamas Wairatpanij, vice president, The Luckie Fellows Foundation

“Our heartfelt thanks to the Motorola Solutions Foundation for its generous support. This contribution will go a long way in helping us to equip and improve our public safety personnel with the right knowledge and skills in using radio communications effectively during critical situations.”

Gen. (Ret.) Charan Kullavanijaya, president, The National Defense College Alumni Think Thank

“As Thailand prepares for the creation of the AEC, which will bring about greater economic integration with it’s ASEAN partners, we are also aware of the possible emergence of weaknesses or gaps that may impact public safety and security. The funds provided by the Motorola Solutions Foundation is critical to our mission to organize a series of dialogues and roundtable discussions that help us engage and educate the people on the measures we are taking to address any potential threats effectively.”

Suraphon Huangsuntornchai, director, The Lucki’s Thinking Development Institute

“My heartfelt thanks to Motorola Solutions Foundation for its assistance in funding the FPS program for the benefit of students in Thailand. The FPS program stimulates critical and creative thinking skills, encourages students to develop a vision for the future, and prepares students for leadership roles.”


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