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Thailand’s 15th Knowledfe Centre was opened on Friday November 7th in the Kaeha Rassada Credit Union Building, close to Koh Sirae. The Centre and PCF Toy Library were opened by the Vice-Governor, Khun Jamroen Tippayapongthada.
Children from the local school enjoyed playing with the toys. A wonderful collection of toys and games was donated by the British International School Phuket and Gecko School Phuket. As part of their community project, some of the Gecko School children came to help set up the library. A huge thank you to all the students, parents and schools for their support.
The Born Free To Run team competed in the first Phuket Night Run atound Phuket Old Town.
Two youth athletes from Born Free To Run team, under the siupervision of coach Ricky, competed in the 31st Natinal Youth Games(Selection round for four southern provinces) at Trang province. Yut raced in the 800m and 1,500m. Sje was the runner up of both distances and is now qualified to compete at the Thailand Natinal Youth Games 2015 at Chanhaburi province 16-27 March 2015. Yut is 13 years old and was just beaten by a 17year old.
The Phuket Community Foundation will be opening a new toy library at Kaeharassada Credit Union, 68/901 Srisutat Rd. on November 7th.
If you have any toys that you don’t want any more then please donate them to the PCF toy library project. Many children do not have any toys at home because their parents cannot afford them. Our toy libraries around Phuket have been immensely popular with children in rural schools and have given great pleasure to them. Toys are a wonderful way to help children develop their imaginations and social skills as well as a fun way to learn. We would love to have some new toys too.
Please contact Cindy Ratcliffe on 0887680650 if you would like to donate a toy to this project.
The Phuket Community Foundation sponsored Born Free To Run Team had a month of successes during August. They won more than twenty trophies in the Patong, Cherng Talay and Rassada races. Ricky, the coach also won the Duathlon race at Hua Hin. The team wore their running shirts sponsored by PCF and Thanyapura.
The Born Free To Run team at Patong race.
Ricky receiving the winner’s trophy at Hua Hin.
Born Free To Run has a new team member, Dom. He is 14 and he has a gift for running. He and Yut will go to race as Phuket athletes at the regional race in Trang this October. If their results are in top 3, they will be eligible to attend in national-level races later.