The students of Banhuaykob School (Ban Prarai Nok Branch) Sangkhla Buri district, Kanchanaburi province, enjoyed running in and out of the new school building making the happy sound of laughter. All teachers and students had smiling faces looking at the new large clean and colorful classrooms. “The Second House Project” pursued by World Vision Foundation of Thailand (WVFT) collaborated with the generous donors and sponsors in supporting 2,310,036 baht for the construction of a new school building and the handover ceremony has done recently.
On the day of the ceremony, Mr.Banjird Narain Programme Manager WVFT, Kanchanaburi was a representative of sponsors and donors to hand over a new school building to Mrs. Benjamat Wainiphitpong, Director of Banhuaykob School (Ban Prarai Nok Branch) as a representative of the school. As the special occasion, Mr.Wuthipatr Joomsoda, Deputy Director of Kanchanaburi Primary Education Service Area Office 3, Mr.Pathompong Likitwattanachai, the village headman of Moo 10 (Ban Prarai Nok) and Principal of Senior High School and Mr.Somsit Nilpeng, Deputy Chief Executive of “Nong Loo” Subdistrict Administrative Organization, attended the ceremony as the honorary guests. Meanwhile, the teachers, students, parents and villagers also gladly attended the school ceremony. However the happy day was happier when the children received school supplies and developmental toys from the staffs of World Vision Foundation of Thailand.
“I am very glad that the children have a new clean and safe classroom because the old wooden building was in dilapidated condition and if there was heavy rain, the building might collapse. The new school building has created the happy learning environment to children and they are more active in studying. Thank you everyone to care of the difficulty of needy children in border area and also support the necessary factors to learning development. We the teachers also feel like receiving a gift which will encourage us in keeping on teaching.” Mrs. Benjamat Wainiphitpong, School Director said with happy smile on the day of receiving new school building.
“Thank you all kindhearted sponsors and WVFT in helping us having a new classroom which encourages me and younger siblings love going to school everyday.” a girl named Kalaya and nicknamed Aey, studying in grade 6 expressed her feeling with smiling face.
Banhuaykob School (Ban PraraiNok Branch) has around 80 students graded from kindergarten to the sixth. The school is a small branch located at the frontier line and was set up to support the students living far away from school. Especially, the students living in a village behind the mountains who mostly are Thai-Laos children and the number has increased every year. The students have to travel 14 kilometers from home to Banhuaykob School and the route is a narrow uphill dirt road which will be muddy in the rainy season and causes school uniform full of mud. Just only four wheel drive car can reach the area and there is no electricity and mobile phone signal.
The construction of the new school building giving to Banhuaykob School (Ban PraraiNok Branch) as “The Second House Project” is the support of educational factors to students in remote area and has the purpose that the new school building can increase the quality of education and give the highest benefit to children and community.