One hundred area students this week begin training to become the city’s next young tourist “ambassadors” to help promote Pattaya while simultaneously earning scholarships to advance their own educations.
Organized by the Pattaya Tourism sector and supported by Pattaya City Council, about 200 students from Pattaya and Banglamung entered the 7th annual Young Ambassador contest June 22. Twenty teams of five youths ages 9-16 were chosen to engage in public relations training and tests over days beginning June 30.
Students from Pattaya and Banglamung take a written test to begin the 7th annual Young Ambassador contest.
The winning teams were Smart 7 Team; Blackhole Team; First Star Team; City 2 Tour Team; Masterly Team; I-Ris Team; Hansaa Team; Gorgeous Team; Savor Team; ACS 1 Team; ACS 2 Team; Moo Noi Han Saa Team; 9 City Band Team; Zion Team; SV 1 Team; SV 2 Team; SV3 Team; Determine Team; ACS 4 Team; ACS 5 Team. These teams will participate in an orientation ceremony Friday, June 29 at 2 p.m. at Pattaya City Hall.
The project’s aim is to allow students to learn new ideas as well as to make the most out of their free time by doing something constructive. Some of the training includes dancing, acting and performing skills, public speaking, Basic English and learning about area’s history.
The field will be winnowed to 10 teams July 20 through written and oral exams and the winners will be selected July 27 at finals held at Royal Garden Plaza.
The first place ambassador will win prizes worth 30,000 baht with second- and third-place finishers getting 20,000 and 10,000 baht respectively. Smaller prizes will be awarded for specific oratory skills.
To follow the happenings of this camp go to https://www.facebook.com/YoungPattayaPR (mostly in Thai) or read the upcoming issues of the Pattaya Mail for updates.