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Supporting Sustainable Smiles

PHUKET: Andaman-based environmental organisation, Sustainable Smiles is seeking donations to fund in the setting up of its internship programme from June to August.

Friday 25 May 2012, 03:19PM

Above: Kelly addresses the volunteers and environmental activists during a  recycling awareness day.

Above: Kelly addresses the volunteers and environmental activists during a recycling awareness day.

Positions will be available for Masters and Doctoral-degree qualified students to support fellow environmental organisation SEEK’s (Society Environment Economy Knowledge) initiative in developing practical methodology and data collection to measure the indicators for adopting appropriate strategies and action plans.

Kelly Franklin, the president of Sustainable Smiles says, “We are launching this programme to bring relevant researchers in the field of sustainable development to help us collect the qualitative and quantitative data we need in relation to our indicators in order to develop effective and practical management plans and actions for the Phuket community.”

Selected interns are likely to benefit greatly from such an experience, she says. Mrs Frankin explained that the interns’ role would be a mixture of both practical and theory.

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“The interns will be working with us in the field to assist in developing a sustainability plan for the island through researching, collecting data and designing or using simple models that can show the Phuket community where we are at in terms of environmental, social, economic, and wellbeing issues and trends.”

All donations will go to cover the costs of travel and local transportation for the research interns and provide a small grant of B10,000 to cover costs of research expenses.

For more information of how you can help and the different opportunities of sponsorship, visit: sustainablesmiles.org or email Mrs Franklin at: kfrankin@sustainablesmiles.org

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