Former district Gov. Kovit Tiantongnukul presented Volume 36 of the Royal Version Thai Junior Encyclopedia July 9 at Pattaya City Hall.
Lions clubs from Pattaya, Naklua, Banglamung and Sriracha made the donation to schools including Banglamung, Nongprue, Boh Win and Wat Nong Jabtao School in Chonburi.
Members of 8 local Lions Clubs pose with the mayor, government and school officials at the handover ceremony.
Despite the boom in online encyclopedias, Thai books continue to be helpful and popular, due in part to HM the King actively encouraging their production and use. Subjects are grouped for three age groups with each level being printed in different-sized characters.
Pattaya School No. 1 teacher Suphaporj Yowattasri said she was happy to see the Lions Club sponsor the donation for area children.
To encourage study and learning, the Lions Club will host a quiz competition Aug. 18. The competition will be divided into two divisions: Prathom 4-6 and Mattayom 1-3. Each team will consist of three participants. Applications are open from until July 31. For more information call 02-741-5364.