In 2015, the Royal Thai Consulate General in Vancouver is organizing a project to support the education of Thai children in remote area as part of the Celebrations on the Auspicious Occasion of Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn’s 5th Cycle Birthday Anniversary 2 April 2015.
Between 8-12 June 2015, Mrs. Sutthiluck Sa-ngarmangkang, Consul General of Thailand in Vancouver led representatives from the Canadian International Education Assistance Foundation (CIEAF) Boards of Directors and major donors to pay a visit to the Office of Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn’s Projects, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand as well as the Banmaeramoeng School under the Royal Patronage of HRH Princess Sirindhorn.
The Banmaeramoeng School provides education from grade 1 to 12 with the total student body of 1,500. Most of the students have to walk long distance from their homes in remote mountainous areas to school every day because the school’s current dormitories have a limited capacity of only 367 students. In addition to its headquarters in Tha Song Yang District, the School also provides support to its 12 branches, all of which are located in surrounding locations further deep in the mountain range.
At present, the School is in need of mechanical and tailor equipments to teach students with vocational skills as well as more dormitories to house its increasing number of students who seek higher education at the School’s headquarters.
As this project shares the common goal with the Canadian International Education Assistance Foundation in the promotion of human resource development, the CIEAF Board of Directors and the major donors have been working closely with the Royal Thai Consulate General and the Thai Community in Vancouver to raise fund in order to assist the Banmaeramoeng School with its requirements. With their good will and strong determination to help disadvantaged students, all visitors from the CIEAF voluntarily covered their international travel expenses as well as the accommodation in Thailand.