Year 2 hosted a Spell-a-Thon as their Term 2 community fundraising event. Our student superstars generated a fantastic and impressive THB 128,500 for their chosen charity, Children of the Forest, located in Kanchanaburi Province. This charity aims to support marginalised families by offering free schooling for up to 250 kindergarten and primary school children each year. Bangkok Patana has supported Children of the Forest over the last ten years, during which time the organisation has provided education, healthcare and housing to over 5,000 children.
Through their connection to local charities, Year 2 students have learned how valuable fundraising can have a direct impact on the health, education and welfare of the children and families that the charity supports. The funds raised from the Spell-a-Thon have been allocated toward hiring a part-time sports coach for the Children of the Forest school, as sports and well-being form a crucial component of a wholistic education. Brilliantly, the sports coach that has been hired is a former resident of the Children of the Forest school – a wonderful success story! We are very proud of our Year 2 Spell-a-Thon stars and the generosity of the Bangkok Patana community toward improving the lives of others.