City, NGO continues Child Development Project at Ban Nern Rot Fai community

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Pattaya and the World Vision Foundation are continuing efforts to educate slum children on the dangers of drugs and help them use their free time constructively.

City Councilman Banjong Banthoonprayuk and officials from the Pattaya Social Development Office joined NGO representatives from the World Vision Foundation at the Ban Nern Rot Fai community Jan. 29 for the second of their monthly Child Development Project workshops.

City Councilman Banjong Banthoonprayuk, officials from the Pattaya Social Development Office and representatives from the World Vision Foundation hold the second of their monthly Child Development Project workshops at the Ban Nern Rot Fai community.City Councilman Banjong Banthoonprayuk, officials from the Pattaya Social Development Office and representatives from the World Vision Foundation hold the second of their monthly Child Development Project workshops at the Ban Nern Rot Fai community.

The first outreach was done last month at Thamsamakkee Temple and future sessions are scheduled for the Khao Noi, Thepprasit, Soi Kophai, Laem Rachawet, Old Naklua Market, and Chiyapornwithi communities through August.

Organizers said that as children are being exposed to various dangers such as drugs, child prostitution, family problems, and pollution, the project aims to address threats by educating youths on the dangers of drugs and develop their learning outside of the classroom.

Banjong said the city began the project as it aims to establish occupational and vocational-training programs in all of the city’s neighborhoods. Some, however, have not been established, requiring the city to come in and teach about drugs and how to raise one’s quality of life.