Welfare & Community Projects

Our History

ANZWG has an established tradition of giving back to the Thai community in which we live. Funds raised by ANZWG have assisted a range of organisations that work with Thai women and children to promote their health, wellbeing and education. The ANZWG Melbourne Cup luncheon and sales from the ANZWG Bangkok Guide provide the main source of funds for welfare, educational and community projects however other funding opportunities also occur throughout the year.


ANZWG also raises funds throughout the year which support health, welfare and education projects.

As well as focusing upon supporting children from poor and remote communities in Thailand with educational scholarships, funds raised by ANZWG have supported numerous large and smaller community projects from various organisations throughout Thailand. Currently more than 100 students are being sponsored by ANZWG through six charitable organisations.

Examples of organisations previously supported by ANZWG.


  • Building of a multipurpose hall for Ban Mae Sapbeung School, near Mae Siriang, Northern Thailand, and when required it can be used as a meeting hall for the villagers.


  • Good Shepherd Sisters Din Daeng (8 industrial sewing machines), 

  • Good Shepherd Sisters,Nong Khai, hospital beds & wheelchairs

  • THEP - new canteen and some furniture. 


  • Good Shepherd Sisters Din Daeng (8 industrial sewing machines), 

  • Don Bosco flood victims support,

  • Roy Rak Jewellery


  • Operation Smile (booklets for parents),

  • Ban Mae Kit (girls dormitory),

  • Rainbow House (roof for sports ground)


  • Haus Bethesda Orphanage (activity room& bathroom),

  • Home of the Open Heart (electrical transformer)


  • Smiles on Wings (mobile dental facility),

  • Replace library books from 5 schools affected by floods

Over 50 years of ANZWG Community Welfare

To watch a video that shows a very small snapshot of the Community Welfare projects that ANZWG has had the privilege of being a part of over it's 50+ years history please click the button below.

Welfare Team

The ANZWG Welfare team has responsibility for providing informed recommendations for the endorsement of community requests as well as following the progress of projects currently funded by ANZWG. This includes the members travelling to various locations within Thailand to visit the relevant organisations and/or receiving photo documentation of the progress of the projects. The team also arranges visits for members to familiarise them with local charities in Thailand.

Further information about ANZWG Welfare and/or projects supported by ANZWG can be obtained by emailing our welfare team

In February proceeds from the  2019 Melbourne Cup lunch were donated to Ban Mae Sapbeung school, near Mae Sariang to build a multi purpose hall which will be used as a school hall, a classroom for special projects as well as a meeting hall for the villagers.

We were made aware of the school and their needs via The Hilltribe Education Project (THEP).

Even with delays due to rainy season & COVID19, the villagers are working hard & hoped to be finished in June 2020

Opening of the canteen at Song Kwan school near Chiang Mai -  2018 Melbourne Cup fundraising recipient, through THEP

Good shephered Sisters Bangkok
CCD Thailand
Thailand Hilltribe eduction projects

Australian-New Zealand Women's Group, Bangkok Thailand 

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