Lions contribute B300,000 to local education
The Pattaya-Pratamnak Lions Club presented over
B300,000 to support the education department at the at the Banglamung
School on August 23. The educational assistance funds support the
education of 110 deserving students, with a portion also going to the
general education department.
Lions Club of Pattaya-Pratamnak donated over B300,000 to local education.
Additional donations were also made to support one city
school with 30 athletic uniforms, 20 student tables went to the Banglamung
School, and 3,000 baht was donated to support a school athletic activity.
The majority of these students receiving assistance
from the Lions in this project are from Pattaya City Schools 2 - 9 with 11
of the students attending Banglamung and Potisamphan Phitakarn Schools.
The plan is also designed to support ten students attending language and
computer classes at the Pattaya Language and Computer School on Central
City schools undergo
training in Dhamma principles
Students from Pattaya City School #1 in grades 5 and 6
started training on August 25 and received instructions on Buddhist Dhamma
under a new 2-day program supported by the Rotary Club of Jomtien-Pattaya
and the Ban Matura Foundation.
from Pattaya School #1 listen intently to teachers explaining Dhamma
Mrs. Waree Thaichaya, the school’s director, said the
seventy students enrolled in the program would be introduced to the
principles that the Lord Buddha taught which instil personal self-control.
Hopefully these lessons will be retained and can be drawn upon later in
The training program also included information on
substance abuse. An explanation of the health dangers of careless use of
dangerous drugs and its disastrous affects on society was presented to
help dissuade students from falling prey to addiction.
YWCA continues helping
underprivileged school children in and around Pattaya
Striving to help the increasing number of families who
cannot provide the basic requirements needed to send their children to
school, chairwoman of the Bangkok-Pattaya YWCA Mrs. Premrudee
Jittivutikarn and members arranged a school lunch on August 23, which took
place at Wat Sukreebunyaram School in Banglamung.
Suttikasem, chairwoman of the “Cheerful Family Program” presented
donated items to the director of the Wat Sukreebunyaram School in
Donations had been collected from gracious donors under
the YWCA ‘Cheerful Family Program’, which assists underprivileged
families in and around the Pattaya area. These donations were presented to
In addition, the YWCA donated useful items and school
materials worth B20,000, received by the school director, Mrs. Yawade
The temple school was first opened in 1963, and
currently teaches 187 students in kindergarten through the 9th grade.
US Sailors donate time to
Chuck Samet School
sailors gather for a group photo with the kids before setting back out to
A large contingent of US sailors from the USS Carl
Vinson, which was anchored in Pattaya Bay at the end of August, spent
their free time participating in a community relations project at Chuck
Samet School in Sattahip.
The 420 kids at the school were treated to an American
style BBQ, including hamburgers, hot dogs and soft drinks, all prepared by
While at the school, some of the sailors gave the water
tower a much needed new coat of paint. The school’s bathroom facilities
also received a new coat of paint at the same time.
smile says it all!
Since many of the US sailors have children of their own
who are the same age as the kids at the school, the time they spent with
the Thai children helped them get over, even if just for a short while,
missing their own kids at home. They played many games together and
enjoyed each other’s company so much, parting was not easy.
Just before the sailors left they donated about 600
English textbooks to the headmaster of the school as a little extra to be
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