YWCA awards 300 scholarships

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About 300 students from 57 schools and colleges received scholarships from the YWCA Bangkok-Pattaya Center.

Praichit Jetpai, chairwoman of the YWCA Bangkok-Pattaya Center, handed out the scholarships along with Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome Aug. 28. Also attending were wives of the ambassadors from Australia, Japan and Mexico.

The YWCA’s Happy Family program attracted 86 sponsors for its 23rd annual scholarship presentation. Funds were raised, in part, by the ambassadors wives’ bazaar.

Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome (center, left) sits for a photo with Nittaya Patimasongkroh (left), president of the Warm Family project, Tami Kojima (2nd left), wife of the Ambassador of Japan, Rosa Pena Perez Rea (3rd right), wife of the Ambassador of Mexico, Teresa Wise (2nd right), wife of the Ambassador of Australia, and Sopin Thappajug (right), former president of the YWCA Bangkok-Pattaya Center, with youths that have received scholarships from Warm Family project. Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome (center, left) sits for a photo with Nittaya Patimasongkroh (left), president of the Warm Family project, Tami Kojima (2nd left), wife of the Ambassador of Japan, Rosa Pena Perez Rea (3rd right), wife of the Ambassador of Mexico, Teresa Wise (2nd right), wife of the Ambassador of Australia, and Sopin Thappajug (right), former president of the YWCA Bangkok-Pattaya Center, with youths that have received scholarships from Warm Family project.

Itthiphol thanked sponsors “for believing in the importance of education since there is nothing more valuable than knowledge. I believe that the children receiving the scholarships will become the future of the nation.”

“Even though the government has increased its years of free education to 15, there are still many youths requiring help,” Jetpai said. “Therefore, the YWCA Bangkok-Pattaya Center decided to play a part in sponsoring these youths to have an opportunity at education.”

Scholarships were made to students at Pattaya’s 11 public schools, 33 in Chonburi, the Banglamung Vocational College, Thammasat University and Ramkhamhaeng University.

(L to R) Prof. Phulsukh Sethsophonkul, secretary to YWCA Bangkok, Graham Hunt-Crowley, Brendan Kelly, and Dennis Stark from the Rotary Club of Jomtien Pattaya, and Usna Sukhonzup, vice senior secretary to YWCA Bangkok, present scholarships to youths. (L to R) Prof. Phulsukh Sethsophonkul, secretary to YWCA Bangkok, Graham Hunt-Crowley, Brendan Kelly, and Dennis Stark from the Rotary Club of Jomtien Pattaya, and Usna Sukhonzup, vice senior secretary to YWCA Bangkok, present scholarships to youths.

William Macey (left), charity chairman and Tony Oakes (right), president of the Pattaya Sports Club, present scholarships to youths.William Macey (left), charity chairman and Tony Oakes (right), president of the Pattaya Sports Club, present scholarships to youths.

Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome and sponsors of the Warm Family project pose for a commemorative photo with youths accepting scholarships from YWCA Bangkok-Pattaya Center.Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome and sponsors of the Warm Family project pose for a commemorative photo with youths accepting scholarships from YWCA Bangkok-Pattaya Center.