As announced earlier in the year, following last year’s CSR project at Kanchanaburi, we selected Ban Had Ngiew School, a primary school near the Hellfire Pass Museum, to continue our support for the community in this area. As part of the now cancelled ANZAC Tour, we had planned on this day, Friday 24th April, to visit the school to provide much needed items and equipment, so that the teachers and students can have a better learning environment. Additionally, we had also planned for King’s College International School Bangkok to deliver an English Teaching program.
While the program was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, AustCham had already commenced the construction of a Concrete Sports Court (size 30x26x0.07 meters) for Ban Had Ngiew School, and we are pleased to inform our Members that this project has continued – a photo update of the building of the sports court can be seen below.
Although, we can’t be there today with the students and teachers of Ban Had Ngiew School, we plan to visit later in the year when travel restrictions are lifted, so we can officially open the new sports area and deliver the English program, books & stationery, and a lunch with the students, as promised.
We understand that now isn’t the best time to be asking for donations, but for those who are interested in supporting this project, please fill in the donation form here and submit it to Khun Chanakarn Lim: firstname.lastname@example.org. Our sincere thanks to those who have already donated.
Finally, a reminder that there will be ANZAC Day Online Commemorative Service hosted by groups in the Thai-Australian-New Zealand community at 6.30am tomorrow, preceding the 7.00am official ANZAC Day service for Thailand at the Australian Embassy Bangkok and streamed at their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/australiainthailand/.
We hope you are safe and well!