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20 February 2019

Marginalised students in Ban Pak Lam Pilok School supported with instructional materialsto boost literacy (Read in Thai)


Because education is an essential foundation of life and a starting point ofthe journey towards well-being,World Vision Foundation of Thailand (WVFT), with the support from Tilleke&Gibbins International Ltd,has carried outthe“Instructional Materials and Literacy Quality Development” activity under the“Child Well Being” Project, in order to build instructional readiness, develop learning materials, and enhance student capacity.The activity has been conducted at Ban Pak Lam Pilok School, Thong PhaPhum district, Kanchanaburi province to give students in the remote area an equal opportunity to access quality education and to solve the problem of language barrier faced by students, most of who speak hill tribe languages whereasThai is the classroom’s means of communication, the factor contributing to their slow learning.


TheInstructional Materials and Literacy Quality Developmentactivityis an initiative to solve the community’s pressing problems, especially children’s illiteracy, one of the issues prioritised by WVFT as it has committed to enabling child age-appropriate development.The project has supported learning development to children from impoverished families, including those in Child Sponsorship Programme and other children living in the development area.


In addition to the budget support, recently Ms Yuwadee Taenngamand Ms Monica Christopher,the executives of Tilleke&Gibbins International,along with volunteers from the company, and WVFT team, including MrNiran Limkitti,Corporate Engagement Department Manager, Mr Banjird Narain, Area Programme Manager, and Mr Annop Chusri, Senior Professional Level Teacher,have visited the project site to jointly improve Ban Pak Lam Pilok School by doing activities in different bases, for instance, making Brain-Based Learning (BBL) instructional materialsfor classroom and painting the school’s playground and the playground equipment which were in the deteriorated condition, to make it bright and colourful again. Children are very glad about this.


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MsYuwadeeTaenngam said she was glad tojoin hands with WVFT to carry out this activityas she’s had the opportunity to meet children at the project site to witness the problem of the lack of readiness in terms of instructional materialsboth within and outside classrooms.It was her pleasure to be part of this educational support because education is the heart of the development work towards children’s quality of life improvement.“WVFT alwayscomes to our mind whenwe’d like to conduct an activity to improve quality of life for poor children in the remote areas.”


Mr Annop thanked Tilleke&Gibbins International and WVFT for the budget support extended for the development and improvement of the instructional materials, which has attended to the marginalised students’ immediate needs to improve their communication ability and functional literacy. Now students enjoy coming to school every day.