Baan Dek association says 'Thank you' to the Junior School

This week at the Junior School Monday morning line-up, children had the opportunity to listen to a presentation from the Baan Dek Foundation.

It was interesting for our students to hear about the conditions that more than 330,000 migrant children in Thailand live in, most of whom are from neighbouring countries. Of these, more than 60,000 are living in dangerous and unsupervised conditions on construction sites.

The Foundation has developed an online Life Skills programme to support these children, many of whom do not attend school. The Grade 2 children set a target of 20,000 Baht through the Walk for Water event to purchase a tablet, similar to an iPad, to allow for the Life Skills programme to be taken onto work sites. 

Through the Walk for Water event, the children actually managed to raise almost 80 000 Baht!!!, so we purchased 3 tablets, and also had a sizeable amount of money left over to help pay the school and transport fees for the children. This was a monumental effort, and understandably the Grade 2 children were very proud of their efforts in helping other children within our community.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all families and sponsors for helping the event be such a success. Next term we will hopefully get to see the tablets in action!!

A thank you also to the Chi Chang Electronics store in Promenada. Even though they could not access the requested tablets, they made a generous donation to support the event.

A. James and the Grade Two Team

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