A DAY IN THE LIFE OF BATA CHILDREN’S PROGRAM VOLUNTEERS IN A FLOOD AFFECTED SCHOOL IN THAILAND
Ms. Jarinya Tooprayoon, Bata Retail-Coordinator, Retail Department said: “I am glad to have the opportunity to volunteer this time for the kids affected by the floods. Teachers and students were very friendly. I’m tired, but I feel happy and very proud to spend my time usefully in this school. I will come back again for sure”
Bata Children’s Program (BCP) Thailand launched on Saturday, 21st of January 2012 the School Flood Relief Project at Baandonkoi School in Ayutthaya Province, one of the two schools BCP Thailand is assisting. 85 Bata Children’s Program volunteers from Bata Thailand, together with the students and some villagers, helped renovating the school which was severely damaged by the recent floods. They repainted the school building, replanted the school orchard for the school children lunch project and embellished the compound with flowers. All the volunteers were wearing the Bata Children’s Program T-Shirt with the 2012 slogan: Giving children a step ahead.
The volunteering day was a success. Here some more testimonials from our Bata volunteers, the school students and headmaster:
Ms. Nuchjaree Chanrod, Bata Production Operator, Factory said: “I was glad to participate in this event today. I’m proud to be a part of this important project and to contribute to the school and to the students with good quality of life. A good starting point and there may be other activities and future assistance. I will be there!.”
Mr. Thanayuth Kaew-pakdee, Secondary Student ( P.5) said: “I would like all of you to come back again and having very good activity for us. I’m waiting for you next time.”
Ms. Sudjai Salatun, Headmaster of Baandonkoi School said: “Our school was under water for over three months, which has never happened before. We appreciate and thank for the help we received from the Bata Children’s Program volunteers and for their important contribution.”