YWCA Bangkok-Pattaya Center aids 2 Northeast schools

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The YWCA Bangkok-Pattaya Center brought the outside world a little closer to two rural Northeast schools with the donation of satellite dishes and other equipment and clothing.

YWCA Chairwoman Praichit Jetapai presented 100,000 baht in satellite dishes, sports equipment, school supplies, and socks to schools in Chaiyaphum Province’s Muang District Jan. 5.

Wang Pon School in Tha Hin Ngom sub-district is located behind a mountain near the national forest. Nong Wang School in Sub Si Thong sub-district is nearby.

The YWCA Bangkok-Pattaya Center, led by Chairwoman Praichit Jetapai, present 100,000 baht in satellite dishes, sports equipment, school supplies, and socks to schools in Chaiyaphum Province’s Muang District.The YWCA Bangkok-Pattaya Center, led by Chairwoman Praichit Jetapai, present 100,000 baht in satellite dishes, sports equipment, school supplies, and socks to schools in Chaiyaphum Province’s Muang District.

Wang Pon Principal Phipat Pattanapootthilet said his school has 14 teachers and 227 students from preschool to ninth grade. The second school is led by Wiset Jamchart and has nine teachers and 181 students from preschool to sixth grade.

Praichit said the outreach was the third to provide satellite dishes to schools in remote areas which are lacking qualified teachers to give them more access to learning resources.

The YWCA also held learning activities for 150 students, teaching them English vocabulary, mushroom cultivation, cooking, and vegetable planting.

Helping poor schools is a long-term YWCA project held annually for schools selected based on their need.