PHUKET: The Phuket Children and Family Home on Koh Siray, run by the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security, is appealing for donations of school supplies to be provided to students from poor families.
Uraiwan Saengkaew, director of the Phuket Children and Family Home, launched the donation campaign at the new Phuket Provincial Hall yesterday (March 21), joined by Phuket Deputy Governor Amnuay Pinswan.
Ms Uraiwan explained that the aim of collecting donations is to be able to provide students with school supplies before the start of the next semester in May, marking the start of the Thai school year.
“The COVID-19 outbreak has exposed large disparities in access to education. As a result, teaching in classrooms could not be done, which meant that learning via a computer-accessible learning platform was necessary,” she said.
“Yet a number of children and young people do not have access to education using computer-based learning platforms. As a result, children and young people have dropped out of the education system,” she said.
“Therefore, the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security, through its Department of Child and Youth Affairs, in collaboration with network partners, has launched a national campaign to start the new semester titled ‘Sending Kindness to Send Kids to School’, with the aim of creating social participation,” she added.
The campaign aims to support the education of disadvantaged children, young people studying in formal or non-formal education systems, students who have dropped out of the education system but wish to resume studies and children who wish to study but do not have the facilities required. .
The campaign is intended to provide support for children between the ages of 2 and 18, Ms Uraiwan said.
Vice Governor Amnuay expressed his support for the project.
“During the COVID-19 outbreak, a number of children and young people have been forced out of the education system due to poverty and lack of access to other sources of educational support,” a- he declared.
“Through integration at the local level, we can promote equal opportunities and equality in education to solve the problem of children and young people dropping out of the education system and restore educational opportunities for children and young people. youth. We will not leave anyone behind,” he said.
Donations in Phuket can be made directly to Phuket Children’s and Family Home until May 31.
The Phuket Children’s and Family Home can be contacted on 076-213315 or 076-218165, or through their Facebook page (click here.)