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Bangkok students raise funds for water wells

Aug 04. 2015
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By The Nation

Students at the Early Years Foundation Stage at Bangkok Prep contributed to a worthy cause by creating themed artwork inspired by their end-of-year school production, "Twins in the Hood".

Canvases, hand-made necklaces and imprint bags were auctioned in a silent art auction organised by Isla Gordon, a reception teacher, raising over Bt36,000 towards building a well for the villagers at Ban Rom Klao Sahamt, in Tak province.

The village community faces a constant problem with water supply.

Its residents, especially the poor and elderly, have to buy water for six months during the dry season, which costs them everything – and often they cannot afford it. Building a well that would pump the water from the nearby mountains would drastically change the lives of the people of Ban Rom Klao Sahamt village.

“It is amazing to see that the children can take part in such a beautiful project.

“As a parent, I am happy to be able to help improve so many people’s lives for a cause that feels very close to the school’s community,” said a Bangkok Prep parent.

The cost for drilling a well is around Bt150,000-Bt200,000. Villages in Thailand’s rural areas often struggle for a better water supply.

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