Koh Phi Phi Project 2013

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Service and Adventure in Primary

In 2004 a massive underwater earthquake struck deep under the Indian Ocean. As a result of this, a huge wave called a tsunami collided with much of the coastlines of India, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia. Overall, more than 250,000 people were killed in this devastating natural disaster.

For the last seven years, The Regent’s school has organised an annual Service project to Koh Phi Phi. The aim of this project is to help restore the island back to the beautiful condition it was in before the tsunami hit. Through the hard work and dedication of Regent’s pupils, and the support of numerous corporate sponsors, the island has flourished – the beaches are clean, the buildings have been rebuilt and island life is happy once again.

The Regent’s School Pattaya students present Baan Koh Phi Phi with their donation.The Regent’s School Pattaya students present Baan Koh Phi Phi with their donation.

The Regent’s school has completed a number of projects at a small school on the island called Baan Koh Phi Phi. In previous years we have painted murals, built new wash areas, installed drinking fountains, financed the building of a new canteen and planted a lovely new school garden.

This year we enjoyed setting up a sustainable mango tree farm. This will give residents of the sea gypsy village fresh mangos each year to eat and sell. It was lots of fun planting the trees in the mud and we hope they will continue to grow for many years to come.

We were also very pleased to be able to donate 10,000 baht to Baan Koh Phi Phi using the Primary Community Chest. The money will be used to continue improving the school environment.

As well as planting mango trees, we also enjoyed other activities such as hiking across the island, walking to the viewpoint, snorkeling, playing Thai musical instruments, and playing on the beach. The project was very tiring but we had lots of fun! If you are interested in being part of the Koh Phi Phi project 2014, then remember to sign up during Round Square week next year.