Following the long school holiday break the Phuket International Women’s Club (PIWC) has begun assessments for its 2016 scholarship program. The club, now in its third decade, provides education support for children from less privileged backgrounds, monitoring their scholastic progress and awarding additional scholarships each year to a new group of students.
April luncheon @ Bampot
Approximately 30 members and guest and one darling little toddler! enjoyed a wonderful lunch on April 21st at Bampot Kitchen and Bar. They are not usually open for lunch so we were very privileged that they opened for us. Chef Jamie and his team served a delicious array of food; served family style and everyone enjoyed themselves immensely. As it was also Maggy Wigman’s 60th birthday, a special cake was served along with a wonderful donation of bubbles from the birthday girl herself. A very pleasant afternoon indeed.
On 24th of May, 5 ladies went out against torrential rain to k. Somchai’s garden to see rare helliconia and few sorts of Musa of different colours. There, they also found other plants which were not grown elsewhere in Phuket such as Monstera deliciosa which they use it’s leaves for flower arrangements. And others are Passiflora foedita ( stinking passion flower,), an interesting sweet fruit when it is ripe. It was an interesting trip and after delicious lunch at Vareeya Resort and Restsurant, we all got home with one or two Gardenia gjllerupii from Joan. Thank you very much.
Upcoming schedule includes:
This year’s presentation took place on 19th August at Satree Phuket School when 160 students were awarded their scholarship certificate. The club was also well represented by both members and former PIWC scholarship graduates. One of our former students, Sao, now works at The Phuket Gazette and put together this piece shown on PGTV.