‘Pattaya White’ project seeks to build stronger communities

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Eschewing the color-coded politics that have scarred Thailand’s societal landscape for years, city schools have launched the “Pattaya White” project urging students, parents and community members to come together and form tighter bonds.

Deputy Mayor Ronakit Ekasingh kicked off the first in a series of “Pattaya White: Come a Little Closer, Can You” campaigns at Pattaya School No. 7’s gymnasium July 8. He and city council members took the lead, painting Pattaya’s dolphin mascot on a white wall in the gym, then inviting 600 students, community leaders, parents and school officials to join in.

Deputy Mayor Ronakit Ekasingh (center) with members of Pattaya city addressing the purposes of the Pattaya White project.Deputy Mayor Ronakit Ekasingh (center) with members of Pattaya city addressing the purposes of the Pattaya White project.

Participants festively decorated the wall, took photos and shared them on Facebook, and enjoyed musical and dance performances by students.

Ronakit said the purpose of the “Pattaya White” project is to bring community members closer, strengthen families and encourage all residents to use their free time productively, learn the value of education and develop a balanced and sustainable community.

The final project activity day is scheduled Aug. 5 at Pattaya School No. 10 on Koh Larn.

Students painting on the ‘white wall’.Students painting on the ‘white wall’.

Children dancing to music.Children dancing to music.

Over 600 students attend the Pattaya White event in theirs school’s gymnasium.Over 600 students attend the Pattaya White event in theirs school’s gymnasium.

Taking pictures and sharing on Facebook.Taking pictures and sharing on Facebook.