The Rotary Club of Pattaya donated 12 new bikes to students at the Mabprachan School to help kids get to class on time. The bikes are given to the school and lent to the students for one school year. At the end of the year, the bikes will be theirs if they keep them in good condition.
Club Vice-President Don Maclachlan made the presentation Sept. 30 with members of the Rotary’s Eastern Seaboard and Pattaya-Jomtien clubs present. Many of the bikes were donated by clothing showroom, Toscano in North Pattaya.
A school teacher (left) thanks Rotarians for their generous donation. (2nd l-r) Praphand Thinnarong, PDG Jin Srikasikorn, VP Don Maclachlan, William Hurndell and PP Prasit Jariyapongsakul.
Donald Blake Standing and William Hurndell also made a donation of bicycles to teachers at rural schools in the Banglamung area.
The children were outfitted with safety helmets and given a briefing on road safety and maintenance of their bikes. A monthly maintenance service will be arranged by the clubs and Bikes for Tykes.
Rotary is also looking for further bicycle donations to assist rural schools in the Pattaya area, as there are many needy students living great distances from their schools.
Students line up to try out the new bikes.