Mr Sievert Larsson has been actively involved in charitable giving in Thailand for more than 20 years.
Mr Sievert is a Swedish national with a great appreciation of the right of all children to a good education. In 1998, he made contact with a charity in Thailand which was working specifically with young people and helping their education. That charity was the Students’ Education Trust but later became The SET Foundation. Mr Sievert decided SET was a worthy recipient of his donations. Those donations to SET grew over the years and continue.
In 2005, Mr Sievert was introduced to the Wat Srakaew Orphanage by his friends Mr and Mrs Haemapun. He was very saddened to see the poor living conditions of the orphans. In that same year, in collaboration with the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT), he donated a 500-bed girls’ dormitory to the orphanage. In the following years, Mr Sievert was exposed to an ever-growing number of appalling stories of children who were uneducated or in forced labor, or through poverty had become involved in human trafficking or with drugs.
In 2017, SLSF established a new Thai-registered foundation to administer the activities of SLSF in Thailand. The foundation – Create Your Future – also enables Thai people to contribute directly to the charity’s objectives. CYF distributes 100% of donations to the partner organizations it supports, in the hope of providing an education to as many youngsters as possible.