With an awareness of the importance of education and development which are needed by all children to fulfil their age-appropriate development, Eastern Commercial Leasing PCL (ECL) has joined hands with World Vision Foundation of Thailand (WVFT) to carry out the Literacy Hand in Hand Project, which adopts Brain-Based Learning (BBL), and revitalise the playground of Ban Nong Hong School, which is located in WVFT’s Kaeng Krachan Project, Phetchaburi province.
On 8 November 2019, Mr Prapakorn Veerapong, Managing Director, ECL, and more than 70 staff participated in the playground restoration activity and painted the old, faded playground equipment to make it colourful again. Moreover, a new playground set that boosts children’s physical and cognitive development was handed to the school. Mr Niran Limkitti, Public Engagement Group Department Manager, Marketing & Fundraising, represented WVFT in the handover ceremony, which was joined by Ms Wirongrong Pramote, Ban Nong Hong School Director.
Mr Prapakorn Veerapong, Managing Director, ECL stated the reason of the support for WVFT’s Literacy Hand in Hand Project that it was one of ECL’s policies to promote the importance of education: ‘We’ve involved our employees in CRS activities on a yearly basis, focusing on the ones that benefit education development. We realise that education and social development are inseparable. I hope that our contribution to the playground restoration and the support of new playground equipment will help children to gain age-appropriate development’.
Meanwhile, Ms Wirongrong Pramote, Ban Nong Hong School Director, said that the project was beneficial and made children really happy: ‘The BBL approach will stimulate brain development and get children ready to better take in learning in the classroom. I would like to thank ECL and WVFT for this activity. Helping our school is like helping society because children will become adults in the future. Most importantly, from the activity today, the children have absorbed good things shared by the volunteers. They will learn that when they grow up, they will change their role from the receiver to the giver’.
Besides joining the playground restoration and BBL yard improvement, Mr Prapakorn and volunteers from ECL also gave education funds to pupils with outstanding academic performance. The volunteers also enjoyed playing various games with children, such as musical chairs, eating race, tug of war, and playing football, to kick off the fun-filled learning in the new playground.