STRIVING to make the world a better place, Lions Club members from six countries joined forces to help the needy in Thailand.
During their five-day visit, the group comprising 123 club members gave out food parcels to 100 families in Sadao and presented 100 pairs of spectacles to underprivileged students in Hatyai.
Other activities included planting a total of 100 trees in the Songkhla City Park.
They also helped to clean Samila Beach in Songkhla, and released thousands of baby crabs into the sea.
The members also donated an exercise walker machine to the Two Seas Health Park in Songkhla City.
Lions Club of Bukit Mertajam Horizon charter president Kevin Teow was the project chairman.
He said the trip in October last year was their way of helping those in need.
This is in line with their international motto for the 2022-2023 term, “Together We Can”.
He said the initiative involved six countries — Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, Japan, Indonesia and Thailand.
“There were 19 Lions Clubs and two districts taking part.
“We wanted to highlight three global causes — hunger relief, vision and environment during the trip. The other two causes are diabetes and childhood cancer,” he said.
The initiative was funded by participating members from all six countries.