Friday, June 24th at Baan Amphur Primary School, the Jesters Care for Kids Committee and members were the guests of School Director Parichat to celebrate the opening of their brand new first aid room.
Also in attendance were local government members headed by Somchak Paraksa, District 3 education director Ausanee Srisuk, some local monks and a large gathering of parents and teachers.
Students perform traditional Thai dance as their way of saying thank you.
The guests were entertained before and after the speeches by the school band and the delightful dancers. With the ribbon-cutting ceremony complete, Jesters Care for Kids chairman Woody Underwood was presented with a large framed picture of the first aid room and a plaque of appreciation.
After a tour of the new building, guests were invited to join the school staff for a delicious lunch.
Jesters and friends tour the new facilities.
Baan Amphur Primary School is located some 12 kilometers from Pattaya on Sukhumvit Highway and has around 330 students. Earlier this year, the Jesters built a new kindergarten at this school and were asked about the possibility of funding a first aid facility.
With the committee’s approval, work commenced and the building was erected during the school holiday period last spring. The building houses modern toilets and showers for boys and girls, as well as a small kitchen area.
The school band performs for the honored guests.
Beds, linen, mattresses and pillows were supplied along with storage units and cupboards for medical supplies. The facility is a valuable addition to the school and assures that accidental injuries and sicknesses can be attended to in a safe environment.
The total cost of the building including security screening of all doors and windows was B550,000 with approximately another B30,000 spent on beds and cupboards, etc.
Jesters and their new little friends pose for a commemorative photo outside the new First Aid Room at the school.
Jesters Care for Kids are committed to improving the well being of children and their schools in the locality, and this is just one more example of their efforts. Of course, none of this would be possible without the support of their many corporate and individual sponsors.
For more information on Jesters events and projects please visit our website at www.care4kids.info and www.facebook.com/care4kids.