Japanese government funds Ban Ulong School’s building construction

Japanese government funds construction of a building for Ban Ulong School (temporary classrooms) in Ban Khanun Khli, Thong Pha Phum district, Kanchanaburi province through the implementation of World Vision Foundation of Thailand under the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects scheme in the total amount of 2,637,800 baht. The agreement of the collaboration was signed between HE Mr Shiro Sadoshima, the Japanese Ambassador to Thailand, and Dr Sarawut Rachasrimuang, Director of World Vision Foundation of Thailand (WVFT) at the Embassy of Japan in Thailand on 23 November 2018.

Ban Ulong School (temporary classrooms) in Ban Khanun Khli, a branch of Ban Ulong School, is located 30 km away on a meandering route climbing up a mountain, deep into a forest. Because most of the roads are surfaced with gravel, traveling to the school is troublesome especially during the rainy season. The public electricity service and mobile network have not reached the school. Presently, the school teaches 131 students, from kindergarten to Grade 6, in only 6 classrooms. Due to the insufficient school facility, many classes need to be combined to share classrooms. This has not facilitated effective teaching and learning. As such, WVFT has initiated the project to construct the new school building. Funded by the Japanese government, the 3-classroom facility will be constructed and 2,500-watt solar panels installed to create proper education-enabling environment, provide a learning source to expand learning opportunities and improve educational capacity for impoverished children and youth living in the remote area within WVFT's development programme.

Source: World Vision Foundation of Thailand