The Kim Phuc Foundation International

As many of you are aware, we are very honored to have Kim Phuc Phan Thi as one of the ETC 2017 Keynote speakers. Kim needs no introduction as “The Girl in the Picture” from the Vietnam War, and her story, and acts of forgiveness are examples to all of us. Therefore, it seemed logical to make The Kim Foundation International as the official charity for the 2017 EARCOS Teachers’ Conference.

EARCOS, with your help, will be raising funds in four ways.

Firstly, all ETC Teacher Representatives (TR) and Advisory Committee members and any other EARCOS participating school, who might not have a individual TR, are asked to secure a USD $75.00 donation from their school and bring it to conference. The preference is to bring a bank draft/cheque addressed as noted below and deliver it directly to a member of the ETC Fundraising/Raffle/Charity Committee.

The Kim Foundation International
Ajax, Ontario, Canada

Secondly, there will be a raffle, where all the participants can choose to buy tickets and can win some great prizes. The teachers on the Advisory Committee and ETC Teacher Representatives bring gifts. And, the Advisory Committee manages the raffle. All you need do is buy tickets. However, in the last few years other schools have also wanted to donate a small prize for the raffle. If you want to approach your school and ask them to donate a raffle prize, this would be appreciated. But, this is not an expectation.

Thirdly, there will be a FUN RUN on Saturday morning where you can choose to participate and proceeds from the run’s registration is donated directly to the Kim’s charity. >> CLICK HERE FOR REGISTRATION

Finally, you are welcome to make a direct donation. Please write the check to: The Kim Foundation International and present it to those teachers at the Charity Committee table located near the EARCOS registration desk at The Pacific Sutera Level III.

Should you wish more information, you may also contact members of the ETC Fundraising/Raffle/Charity Committee, Jemma Hooykaas at or Christine Baker at

For more about Kim’s charity you might wish to visit her website at The Kim Phuc Foundation International



For more information

If you have any questions, please contact the EARCOS office or email Elaine Repatacodo, ETC Coordinator at

Phone: +63 (02) 779-5147
Fax: +63 (49) 511-4694
Mobile: +63 928-5074876