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KID’S CORNER
HEADLINES [click on headline to view story]:

Bangkok Pattaya Hospital, Dumex and Creative Brain teach how to “Think as a Genius”

Children’s charity Easter festival to be held at Berliner Bistro under the patronage of German Ambassador

Regents School partakes in Science Day 2004

Pattaya Sports Club donates funds to renovate Baan Tung Klom School

Shin Broadband, Earth Wave, and Bilingual Edutainment launch satellite-learning business through ‘iLearn’ Pattaya branch

Pa Sai presents ‘Happiness Teachers for Kids’ camp

Bangkok Pattaya Hospital, Dumex and Creative Brain teach how to “Think as a Genius”

Ariyawat Nuamsawat

A seminar entitled “Think as a Genius” was held recently at the Bangkok Pattaya Hospital in cooperation with Dumex, Bangkok Pattaya Hospital and Creative Brain.

Associate Professor
Dr. Sansanee Chatkoop

Associate Professor Dr. Sansanee Chatkoop, a neurological psychiatrist and Mukda Pattanahanek, auditory specialist presented the seminar to interested parents and other attendees.

The idea of the campaign is that not all children are born a genius but knowledge and skills, ability and creative thinking can be developed through proper schooling.

Playing is one kind of useful environment for developing brain ability and helping children have fun.

Nutrition is a factor in every growing child and lecturers urged parents to be concerned about diet; especially regarding certain proteins that help develop brain function, and that creative activities arranged for children are important too. For example playing is one kind of environment for developing brain ability and helping children have fun.


Children’s charity Easter festival to be held at Berliner Bistro under the patronage of German Ambassador

Mark this party date red on your calendar! A children’s charity Easter festival will take place on April 10 beginning at 6 p.m. at the Berliner Bistro in Soi Potisarn, North Pattaya. The organizers, the Fan Club of FC Bayern Pattaya have come up terrific ideas to entertain the guests who hopefully will appear in large numbers. The Berliner Bistro will hand over the venue free of charge and will also donate a suckling pig. All revenue derived from food and drinks will be donated to charity.

This very special Easter festival will be held under the patronage of His Excellency German Ambassador Andreas von Stechow.

And naturally, many generous sponsors have contributed to make this a great evening. The event is sponsored by Daimler Chrysler (Thailand) Limited; Le Chaco (Thailand) Ltd.; Lufthansa; Siemens (Thailand); Bon Cafe; Foodland Bangkok; Berliner Bistro, and Pattaya Blatt and others.

The fun includes a lucky draw with great gifts. Who does not want to win a Siemens mobile phone, a golf bag or a gift bag? But these are only a few presents for visitors.

The organizers are inviting the public to attend, one and all, because they need your help to give sick children a chance to live, to prolong their lives and help them live free of pain. This is only possible with your support!

Donations will be divided and will go to help the AIDS-infected children of the Camillian Center Rayong and The Children’s Rights Foundation, 131/3 Chaengwatana Road 13, 10210, Bangkok.

A separate party will also be held for the children of the Camillian Center on the same day. The kids will be able to enjoy themselves on the private estate of Erich Dietl and Dorli Piller at the Little Hill Resort. Ina Buschter has worked hard to manage the arrangements to make sure everything goes smoothly and the children have a delightful day.

There will be a fun Easter egg search where each child will find something special, balloons, games to play, and a fabulous magic show. No party is complete without great food and a sumptuous buffet will be served along with sweets and presents for the orphans.

Parents with kids are invited to take part. Just call Ina at 01-7584161 or Elfi at 01-8639014 or just pass by. Everybody is welcome!


Regents School partakes in Science Day 2004

Today’s whiz kids are tomorrow’s future

Ariyawat Nuamsawat

Students from grades 5-12 recently participated in the annual Regents School Science Day, showing their skills and knowledge of all things technical with displays and projects encompassing the theme.

The annual science fair drew great interest from Regents’ students.

The day was well attended and the children proudly proved their knowledge with amazing projects. A panel of judges from the school’s science faculty judged the merits of each endeavor, looking for innovative ideas that correspond to today’s ever changing and fast paced world of technological advancement.

The yearly event is just one among the many activities conducted by the International School of the Regents as part their dedication to the education of today’s children who may well be tomorrow’s scientific explorers.


Pattaya Sports Club donates funds to renovate Baan Tung Klom School

Better education for a brighter future

Ariyawat Nuamsawat

Because education is a cornerstone in building a better society, many charity organizations gear their fundraising projects toward improving this vital component. The Pattaya Sports Club (PSC) has long been an avid supporter of our community’s schools and recently donated funds for extensive renovations of Baan Tung Klom School.

The cafeteria prior to renovation.

Led by club president Carl Engel and charity chairman Bernie Tuppin, PSC recently donated 100,000 baht to revamp the school’s general environment, add to its library, remodel the lunchroom, and provide more school equipment. A portion of the funds will help upgrade learning methods and improve the nutritional needs of the pupils.

The newly renovated cafeteria.

Fronting the material costs, the school engaged the help of the local community to complete the project. The undertaking involved tiling 500 sq. meters of three important sections (kitchen/cafeteria, library and classroom) where there was once a dirt floor, as well as donating desks and chairs. The improvements are a godsend to the children and teachers who can now focus on learning in comfortable and clean surroundings, thanks to the PSC.

Bernie Tuppin, PSC charity chairman, on behalf of the Pattaya Sports Club receives a plaque of appreciation from Sanyalak Suwanrassamee.

Many of the local schools are operating on minimal budgets and don’t have the necessary means to carry out such major projects. It is only through the generosity and tireless efforts of organizations such as the PSC that the day-to-day lives of the region’s children can be enhanced to provide a better learning atmosphere.

Sanyalak Suwanrassamee, deputy director region 3 education office presents Carl Engel, PSC president with a plaque of appreciation for the sports club contribution.

During the presentation ceremonies, Mai Chaiyanit, chairman of the elementary education committee and Sanyalak Suwanrassamee, deputy director region 3 education office, received the official handover on behalf of administrators and officials from the region 3 education office, which cares for over 100 schools in the province.

Baan Tung Klom School is located at the end of Soi Nernplubwan on over 18 rai of land, and educates 166 students from kindergarten to primary school levels. Prior to the PSC’s donation, the school was in severe disrepair due to budget constraints.


Shin Broadband, Earth Wave, and Bilingual Edutainment launch satellite-learning business through ‘iLearn’ Pattaya branch

Suchada Tupchai

Last week at iLearn’s main office on the 10th floor Shinawatra 3 building, Bangkok, there was a contract signing ceremony between Shin Broadband Internet Thailand, Earth Wave Education Company, and Bilingual Edutainment in a new business venture to expand education opportunities via iLearn branches throughout the Kingdom.

(L to R) Kittipong Kittiphat, Bilingual Edutainment Company’s managing director, Dr. Arwuth Ploysongsang, general manager of Shin Broadband Company and Udom Praikaset, managing director of Earth Wave Education Co., Ltd.

Shin Broadband, in the leading role, successfully invited two major companies specializing in high technology and advanced e-learning and business communication to make the first move in this high demand service. The iLearn office, including one in Pattaya, will be the hub of learning for people through satellite communication in Thailand.

Dr. Arwuth Ploysongsang, general manager of Shin Broadband Company said iLearn is an education center that operates through high-speed broadband called ‘iPSTAR’ that aims to expand learning opportunities. The two-way communication works through a high-technology instrument that is capable of transferring both vision and voice from one point to all the iLearn branches and vice versa simultaneously.

Students can interact with their teachers instantly during the question and answer period. Dr. Arwuth said that in the past students were not able to communicate with their teachers or receive an immediate response, but at iLearn they will be able to directly discuss problems with their instructor. Khru Kate and Khru Lilly are two very popular English and Thai instructors who teach through iLearn.

Kittipong Kittiphat, Bilingual Edutainment Company’s managing director said the company stresses teaching Chinese as a second language with the help of the Bi-Ed Center. He said the Chinese language was not widely taught yet even though it is an important language for trading these days. He added that the company’s target age groups are between 8 to 15 and 16 onwards.

Besides Chinese language there is a mathematics course available for children at Mathayom 4 to 6 levels in order to add variety into the program.

iLearn offices currently operate in 11 provinces: Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Phitsanulok, Nakorn Sawan, Ayuthaya, Nakorn Rachasima, Khon Kaen, Ubol Rachathani, Chonburi, Surathani, and Songkhla.

The iLearn office in Pattaya is situated in Lotus North Pattaya and has been operational since June 2003. It has been providing education through satellite broadband in many courses.

For further information call 038-370655 or email pty@ ilearn.in.th


Pa Sai presents ‘Happiness Teachers for Kids’ camp

Suchada Tupchai

Last week, Pa Sai, or Kasemsook Bhamornsatit, president of the Mathura Human Society, led another cheerful camp under the slogan “Happiness Teachers for Kids”.

Alvi Sinthuvanik, vice president of the Rotary Jomtien Pattaya and a key supporter of the Mathura Human Society camp, said she hopes that teachers that attended the camp would pass on to their students this happiness that they received during the two-day event.

Alvi Sinthuvanik, vice president of Rotary Club of Jomtien Pattaya, and Wannapa Wannasri, head of Pattaya City’s educational department, the two permanent supporters of the program, along with Pattaya school administrators and Pattaya schoolteachers gathered at Suan Nong Nooch, Chonburi to participate in the event.

Wannapha Wannasri (left), head of Pattaya City’s educational department, and Pa Sai, or Kasemsook
Bhamornsatit, president of the Mathura Human Society, led another cheerful camp under the slogan “Happiness Teachers for Kids”.

The camp aimed at training Pattaya’s schoolteachers how to create a happy atmosphere in the classroom and on campus. It was also intended to train teachers to help their children build goodwill and peace of mind to enable them to achieve effective results in their studies. More importantly, the two-day camp was meant for teachers to learn tactics to teach their children to generate self-discipline.

The camp aimed at training Pattaya’s schoolteachers how to create a happy atmosphere in the classroom and on campus, and by the looks on their faces, it seemed to be working at the camp.

The camp was divided into two sections, one each held on March 21 and 22. Topics that were shared included teachers’ quality and ability, positive thinking, tea and coffee drinking, house interior decoration, and last but not least Pa Sai led the participants to the Kasemsook Movement exercise that helps in relaxing body and mind.

Alvi Sinthuvanik, vice president of Rotary Jomtien Pattaya and a key supporter of the Mathura Human Society camp, said she was pleased to see similar camps being held every now and then. She said this time the gathering seemed to be the most complete one. She said she hopes that teachers that attended the camp would pass on to their students this happiness that they received during the two-day event.

After the Kasemsook Movement exercise, teachers were guided through the beautiful gardens at Suan Nong Nooch before the event ended.



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