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Developing Sustainable Schools Programme

Developing Sustainable Schools Programme

Laguna Phuket, together with the Population and Community Development Association, partnered with Baan Jao Krua School in Phang Nga province in 2010 to improve the school and its quality of education in a sustainable way. To fund this programme, more than 1.2 million baht was raised in 2010 from activities at the Summer Family Festival, the Laguna Phuket International Marathon, Laguna Phuket Triathlon, and the Ironman 70.3 Asia-Pacific Championship.

Start Date:

June 2010

End Date:

On-going

Details:

A rolling 2 year partnership with a selected rural school, the aim is to provide infrastructure required for adequate educational provision to the local community.

Some underprivileged rural schools struggle to provide complete comfort for students; they need to improve school lunch quality, refurbish old text books, or improve their existing playground. Students in regions of Phang Nga however, are deprived of more basic educational foundations, such as structurally safe buildings or adequate classrooms, Laguna Phuket’s program ‘building sustainable schools’ works with individual schools for a period of 24 months to alleviate their problems and leave them in a position of self sustainability and development.

Following the successful completion of the Baan Klongsai program Laguna Phuket is beginning work with a second school in Phang Nga province that requires assistance. The school is a primary school called Baan Jao Krua and is located in the farming communities of Phang Nga. It provides education for around 79 students and is desperately in need of additional classrooms and safer playing fields to protect the children from the surrounding sea.

Laguna Phuket International Marathon 2010 will be the first fundraising event in this project to begin the work.


 

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