The board of the royally-backed To Be No. 1 Foundation assessed Chonburi’s efforts to promote the drug-prevention clubs and host annual competitions.
Deputy Gov. Chamnanwit Taerat welcomed board members led by Piti Jantara to the provincial office May 18.
Judges followed up on the March 2 competition at the Ambassador Hotel, collected scores and assessed Chonburi’s overall program in preparation for the July 14-15 national convention at the Impact Exhibition and Conference Center in Nonthaburi.
Chonburi operates the To Be No. 1 program for youths ages 6-24 to provide an alternative to drug use during their spare time. Moreover, the project supports drug addicts to get therapy.
Deputy Gov. Chamnanwit Taerat welcomes To Be No. 1 Foundation board members following up on Chonburi’s efforts to promote the drug-prevention clubs and host annual competitions.
Chamnanwit told the judges that membership in No. 1 clubs was up 2.6 percent this year and are established in more than 92 percent of the province’s 492 schools.
There are also three prototypes clubs, which achieved the organization’s gold, silver and honorable mention awards. He said Chonburi’s 678 clubs comprise just under 4 percent of all the clubs nationwide.
In 2015, Chonburi hosted the To Be No. 1 contest for the Central and East regions and the province is sending delegates to the national conference to compete in 11 categories.