Chonburi Red Cross sponsors ordination for youths on school break

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Youths on school break were encouraged to join the monkhood for their summer recess at an ordination ceremony organized by the Chonburi Red Cross.

Red Cross Chairwoman Busarawadee Ekkachai presided over a March 22 ceremony on the third day of the March 19-29 process for novices at Buddhasawika Dharma Center in Ban Bung District.

She said the ordination was another way for the organization to give a chance to youths to learn about Buddhism during school break to teach them morals, ethics, and good behavior.  They also will be able to use dharma learned in their daily lives.

Ladies of the Chonburi Red cross with some of the boys at the ordination ceremonies.

The training undertaken with cooperation of the Buddhasawika Foundation during their 10 days of monkhood hopefully will give them life lessons to avoid peer pressure and drugs, Busarawadee said.