The Foundation supports three schools in Thailand. Two are located in Ayutthhaya Province, about 50 miles North of Bangkok, along water channels surrounded by rice paddy fields and farms. The third is situated in Sukhothai Province, some 240 miles North of Bangkok, in the flatlands near the Yom River, not far from Sisatchanalaii Historical Park.

OUR IMPACT

The projects the Foundation has funded in Thailand include: enhancements and roofing for a multi-purpose structure; new or refurbished libraries with furniture and books supplied; rebuilt playground; and a multi-function open air hall. In addition to these building and infrastructure projects funded by the Foundation, Gate 1 invites tour passengers, who visit our schools as part of their itineraries, to bring small items that are needed but in short supply, to give to the school's students. In this way, Gate 1 Foundation is able to supplement its large-scale contributions with essential educational supplies, which students' families are often unable to afford, thereby multiplying our positive impact on communities.

GIFTS TO BRING IF YOU'RE VISITING:
  • Snacks, such as Crackers or U.S.- Made Chocolates
  • Toys/Games
  • Sports Equipment/Balls for Soccer, Volleyball, Badminton
  • Writing Paper
  • Teaching Aids such as Jigsaw Puzzles, Pop-Up & Picture Books
  • Locally Purchased Thai Books for Library
  • White or Brown Socks

Gate 1 Foundation THAILAND: By the Numbers 

Gate 1 Foundation THAILAND: By the Numbers By The Numbers

$63,000

DONATED TO DATE

3 Schools Supported in Thailand

300 STUDENTS BENEFIT DAILY




Rajbumroong and Kokmuang schools are both located in an area of Ayutthaya Province dominated by farms, including rice paddy fields, and factories. Most students at these schools come from the lower middle class families whose members are low-wage farm and factory workers in these nearby fields and warehouses. As the population is generally financially limited, funds for educational expenses small and large - from uniforms to repair of dilapidated school buildings - are hard to come by. This leaves the families and communities of the region unable to afford large-scale school improvements or even the small educational necessities required in the classroom on a daily basis.
In Sisatchanalaii, the small town within Sukhothai Province where Baan Prapang Primary School is situated, families are poor, most unable to afford farm land. Consequently, many parents of the school's students travel away from home to the cities in order to find work, leaving their children to live with grandparents, who also work very low-paying jobs as fishermen, laborers, or employees at Sisatchanalaii Historical Park. Even with parents and grandparents working, family incomes hover at poverty levels, leaving little or nothing for educational expenses. Baan Prapang is a public school supported by the government, which provides books, two sets of uniforms per year, and free lunches with milk, for each student. Even with this government support, however, some students are still sent to school without breakfast, which their caretaker grandparents can't afford to provide. This is not to mention school supplies, transportation and other education-related costs, which remain out of reach financially.

OUR SCHOOLS

WAT KOKMUANG

At WAT KOKMUANG SCHOOL, the Foundation provided funding for:

RAJBUMROONG

At RAJBUMROONG SCHOOL, contributions from the Foundation funded the following structural improvements:

  • Enhancements to and New Roof for Multi-Purpose Structure
  • Refurbished Library
  • Rebuilt Playground
In addition, furniture and books were donated for the renovated library.
 

BAAN PRAPANG

At BAAN PRAPANG SCHOOL, funding from the Foundation financed:

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