Students at Tungklom-Talman School received everything from clothes to toys to school supplies during a recent visit by the staff of the Thai Garden Resort.
General Manager Rene Pisters, Manager Danilo Becker and a few employees arrived at the school with a pickup full of gifts. They were joined by Swiss tourist Ruedi Flatt, who learned about the Thai Garden’s “Toys for Joy” project during his stay in Pattaya.
Hotel guests and members of the public donated the gifts and cash for the annual project during the holidays.
Many items were donated and the cash was used to buy more for the poorest amongst the children. They were asked first what they wanted and they got exactly that.
Many wanted shoes and clothes, but the No. 1 wish on this list was, of course, toys that their parents could not afford to buy. And quite a few asked for school supplies, since their parents weren’t able to provide them. The rest of the children also were given something, from sweets to smaller toys, so that nobody was left out.
Little Nayana Fischer (2nd left) during her acceptance speech.
It was not only great fun for the children, but for the Thai Garden staff as well, who enjoyed the shine of thanks in the children’s eyes.
One student, Nayana Fischer, the daughter of Rotarian Bernd Fischer, made everyone’s day when she thanked the hotel workers for all the presents and all their efforts on behalf of her classmates in perfect English.
Children cheer the Thai Garden group for the great gifts they received.