25 January 2017, Bangkok, Thailand – Environmentalist and investor Tey Por Yee (Larry) sponsored Alternative Livelihoods & Elephant Rescue Thailand, as part of the Gomif Partners’ Socialpreneurship corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative. Larry shows his concerns and contributed to the program during Thailand Cyber Workshop in Bangkok.
The program helps mahouts and elephant owners to return to their community in Northern Thailand.
“By offering them the opportunity to bring their elephants back to live in peace, as it was intended, in the forest, means that they can avoid working the elephants in circus shows and street begging”, commented Larry.
According to Global Vision International Charitable Trust (GVI), “Street begging and working in tourist camps significantly reduces the life expectancy of these endangered species. It diminishes their high cultural importance and places individuals in inhumane living conditions. Working elephants are waiting to join our forest reintroduction program and funds are desperately needed to facilitate this. Mahouts and owners join our education and alternative livelihoods program along with their elephants to ensure they have a sustainable alternative form of work.”
Gomif Partners’ $200 million startup fund, co-lead by venture capitalist Tey Por Yee (Larry), shows the tech savvy startups on Thailand Cyber Workshop, how easy to contribute to society by using the Internet, besides making profit from business. The project is in hope to promote social responsibility as part of the crucial element in business. Gomif will pick up an equity stake in qualified startups as part of the program. Interested candidate can visit http://www.gomif.com and submit business plan online.
About Gomif Partners
Gomif Partners (GP) is an early stage investment advisory network joint lead by socialpreneur Larry Tey Por Yee and several private venture partners. GP’s investors invest in and work with information technology companies at any stage but they are primarily focused on seed and early stage investments. GP is interested in socially responsible business models, especially renewable, retail, manufacturing, software, and services surrounding this concept. Visit http://www.gomif.com