Best Western, which has a global sponsorship co-operation with World Vision, is looking to extend a helping hand to the latter for raising $28,000 as part of its commitment to help a group of 50 children in a community in Laos.
To help reach the figure Best Western has come up with a special booking rate this week for its guests, the Best Western World Vision Rate. Any and all bookings made under the Best Western World Vision Rate in any of the properties in Australia, New Zealand or Fiji will see 10 % of the proceeds being donated to the World Vision Group Child Sponsorship in Laos fund.
General Manager of Sales and Marketing at Best Western, Steve Richards mentioned that Best Western is extremely proud to be associated as a partner with World Vision and to be able to help in many of the sustainable environmental and humanitarian projects that Best Vision does to help children, families and communities fight against injustice, deprivation and poverty.
Shona Langridge, Partnerships Manager at World Vision Australia mentioned that the grass root situation in Laos is a chronicle of desperation; with acute food shortage and wide spread child malnutrition. With Best Western’s support, local communities will be able to procure the funds necessary to build new homes, provide much needed resources for schools and sponsor a group of 50 children who badly needs support. She mentioned that World Vision is proud to receive help from Best Western on behalf of the people of Laos in an effort to secure their future.
Laos’ story has been one of deprivation and hunger. Being one of the poorest countries in Southeast Asia even the basic infrastructure such as roads and the availability of electricity is non-existent. The rural areas suffer the brunt of the nation’s poor economic might with almost non-existent health services. Many of Laos’ rural families live in one-roomed homes, which are made out of bamboo or wood and a thatched or tin-made roof on top. The homes are usually constructed on stilts to help keep them cool and safeguard from floods.