Redemptorist Vocational School given 331,500 baht for repairs


The Redemptorist Vocational School for People with Disabilities has received 331,500 to repair roofs and sidewalks at the Pattaya campus.

The grant from the Office of Private Education Commission will be used to replace broken roof tiles, patch holes in leaky ceilings, widen sidewalks and fix other broken footpaths, Principal Udomchok Churat told the school’s Nov. 29 board meeting.

Udomchok said school officials were busy preparing Father Ray Foundation school’s 25th anniversary Dec. 7 and planning the graduation ceremony for the 33 boys and eight girls who finished the most-recent term.

Principal Udomchok Churat (center) provides an update on various projects at the Redemptorist Center.Principal Udomchok Churat (center) provides an update on various projects at the Redemptorist Center.

The vocational school has seen a startling number of drop-outs, suspensions and expulsions. The principal said 40 of the 155 male students that started the term did not complete it. Meanwhile, only three of the 53 female pupils didn’t complete the term.

The meeting wrapped with routine business including news that student Pichana Kuratsiri finished second in the Oita International Wheelchair Marathon in Japan with a time of 1.54.03. Student Sakda Khamtha finished 11th in the same race.

The board also was given an update on construction of the Redemptorist School in Nong Khai. The project secured partial funding from sponsor Thailand Water Pipe and 27 students and teachers are currently using the school’s first building. Construction continues on a stadium and the school has a shortage of teaching supplies, the board was informed.