The 4th Annual Resort Condominium International (RCI) Conference was held at Bali's Le Meridien Nirwana Resort September 22-23, 2005, attended by time-share professionals from the entire Asia-Pacific region.
In keeping with the conference theme of "Charity and Power," the group paused in its busy schedule of workshops and meetings to make two separate generous donations to two aregional charities.
Each receiving a US$10,000 donation from RCI were:
• Project L.I.F.E. Foundation - Founded in 1983, Project L.I.F.E. Foundation has been involved in helping poor and vulnerable members of Thai society, particularly children and women. With programs that focus on restoration, rehabilitation, and development, L.I.F.E. stands for "Love in a Family Environment" with all of its charitable work reflecting that theme.
A registered Thai charity, L.I.F.E. now helps 700 children in Bangkok and six of Thailand’s poorest provinces.
• Kupu-Kupu Foundation - Founded in Bali in 2000 by Spanish social worker Begonia Lopez, the Kupu-Kupu Foundation is a non-profit, non-governmental organization working to improve the lives of physically and mentally disabled people in Bali.
Focusing its activities in two of Bali's 9 regencies, Kupu-Kupu Foundation now touches the lives of nearly 3,000 people providing wheelchairs, crutches and other mobility aids to handicapped people; providing educational opportunities to the handicapped; providing food and other assistance to low-income families with handicapped household members; creating social contact opportunities and educational outings for the handicapped; paying for corrective and remedial surgical assistance; and helping handicapped people achieve subsistence through the manufacture and sale of handicraft items from a shop in Ubud.
Shown on balidiscovery.com is 28 year-old Made Jaya Muda accepting a US$10,000 check on behalf of the Kupu-Kupu Foundation from (left to right) RCI President and CEO for Asia, Pacific and Africa – Mr. Ivor Clucas and Chairman and CEO of the Cendant Vacation Network – Kenneth May
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