Posts Tagged ‘children’

PCF joins Children’s Day in Bang Rong

PCF President Pranee Sakulpipatana entertains the children before lunch.T

Thanks to a donation of B10,000 from Paul and Heidi Müller of Switzerland, the PCF was able to pay for a slap-up lunch for almost 200 kids at Baan Bang Rong School in the northeast of the island, to celebrate Children’s Day.

Children’s Day, January 9, is celebrated across Thailand with song and dance performances, along with plenty of games with small prizes for the winners. This year it fell on a Saturday, so was celebrated in schools the previous day.

In addition to the Müllers’ donation, the kids also received  home-made coconut ice cream, made by Manosit Jangjob and paid for by Riam Niyomkichakarn. The Kusoldharm Foundation donated 250 bottles of water, Thanawut Tohthong donated 200 packs of colour pencils and Millenium Graphic donated 200 sheets of paper for drawing.

The PCF would like to express its gratitude to these people for making Children’s Day special at this school in one of the poorer parts of Phuket.

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01 2010

Third toy library set to open

The PCF will open its third toy library at Wat Muang Mai School in Tambon Thepkrasattree on Friday July 24 at 2pm. Everyone is invited. Expect dance shows and a puppet show from staff of Phuket International Hospital.

The wat is on the left of the main road, 6.6 km north of the main intersection in Thalang town, and about 900 m before the turnoff to the airport (see map below). We hope to see you there. And if you have kids, bring ’em along too.



07 2009

Second toy library set to open

Children pile into the toys at the first PCF toy library in at Wat Thepnimit in Wichit

Children pile into the toys at the first PCF toy library in at Wat Thepnimit in Wichit

The PCF’s second toy library will be officially opened on Monday June 1 at the Hongyok Bamrung School in Mai Khao. The opening ceremony will take place at 2pm. Everyone is welcome.

Map of location of Hongyok Bamrung School.

Map of location of Hongyok Bamrung School.

Please click on the picture for a map showing the location of the school. Go here (right click and “save as”) to download an info sheet on the toy library project.

Today we collected some 60 toys donated by primary school children at the British International School. It was a delightful morning, with the kids explaining why they chose the toys they did, singing songs and engaging in lively discussion of Father Christmas, toys and the sadness of children who have none.

Our very sincere thanks to the kids and to the teachers who organised this.


05 2009