YPC School Dedication Tour in Kanchanaburi
Every year the Young Professionals Committee ( YPC) contributes funds gathered at the YPC networking events and social nights towards needy school projects throughout Thailand. This year YPC made their donations towards Banmaipattana School in Sangkhlaburi, in Kanchanaburi Province, a school situated on the boarder of Thailand and Myanmar with students from a diverse ethnic blend: Burmese, Karen, Mon, Thai and some Lao. The donation was used for 2 school projects – a Brain Based Learning ( BBL) Playground which is a fun, educational playground made out of recycled materials, and an organic farming project to create a sustainable food source for the school lunch program. The total contribution was Baht 247,500.
On November 13, YPC leaders and the AMCHAM team attended the dedication ceremony held at Banmaipattana School. The ceremony showcased traditional dancing, welcoming messages in different languages, students playing on the newly- constructed playground and lunch provided by the school using ingredients from the organic farm. The YPC team and their family members joined with the AMCHAM team, the school principal and OBEC representative to visit the greenhouse used for growing vegetables and rice farm as part the school lunch organic farming program
Students performing a traditional dance and enjoying their new BBL Playground