Sasithorn said the Red Cross understands that many students lack funds for years of continuous education and that others are hampered even more by rural locations far from the classroom. She said poor kids need to understand they are entitled to the same education as a well-to-do city dweller.
Red Cross Vice-President Sasithorn Preechawit leads members of the Chonburi Red Cross in handing out a million baht in scholarships and providing free bicycles.
A total of 205 scholarships worth 1.1 million baht were handed out to students in 11 districts. Elementary school students were given 2,000 baht for each year of their Prathom education, high school students got 3,000 baht for their three Mattayom years. Vocational school students were given 10,000 baht each and high-level vocational received 15,000 baht.
In addition, the Red Cross presented 220 bicycles for students in Chonburi’s 11 districts. The bikes were given to schools which are responsible for arranging usage by disadvantaged pupils.