PRIMARY SCHOOL AND NURSERY
The 3rd school we fell in love with was Ban Kao Kram Primary School and Nursery, and it was located in the country side, about an hour car ride from Krabi town. This school also used to be the primary school of several of our volunteers and the schools new principal happens to be our team leader in Thailand Maii's favourite teacher from her school days.
We visited the school for the first time in December 2014 and sat down with the teachers and local community. This school already had a special meaning to the team, since several of them had spent up to 6 years in this school in their childhood.
First step on the agenda was building a quality curriculum for the students, together with the teachers, and supplying all of them with shiny new schoolbooks to call their own.
We followed the same recipe as we did at Ban Klong Prasong and mapped out the necessary renovations and made a long term plan, together with our field partner Vouge Resort & Spa and the local community, to renovate the school and build much needed sanitary solutions.
Vouge Resort & Spa officially became our field partner and offered us all the staff we needed from translators, drivers and negotiators to engineering staff to do the school renovations. And in 2017 Centara Grand Beach & Villas Krabi join us as our second field partner.
Baby Eva Teddy Bear Foundation decided to also buy new sport equipment every year for the students at this school also, and arranged a “Renovation Day” for their playground in 2015.
We have continued to donate new books every year, for the students to keep. We have also continued on our renovation plan and nexy on the agenda is building two toothbrush stations for the students and renovating the school building roofs.
In the beginning 2016 this school also finally got safe drinking water thanks to our donor the generous Ferris Family. We arranged weekly delivery through local water delivery and recycling services.
Baby Eva Teddy Bear Foundation and the Ferris Family teamed up in 2017 with our field partner Centara Grand Beach & Villas Krabi and and installed our very first permanent “Water Filtration System”. This maschine will give all our student at Ban Kao Kram Primary School and Nursery unlimited access to safe drinking water, both before, during and after school.
WE NEED YOUR HELP
Our future goal for Ban Kao Kram Primary School and Nursery is to be able to continue our necessary renovations and try to install gutters and save their roof so they will have less water damage in the future.
We are looking for a sponsor to help us upgrade the students desks and chairs since they are literally falling apart.
And we hope to get a sponsor to we can launch our “Gardening program”, since we believe every school should have an organic garden that is maintained by a gardening class, while the food grown is used to feed the students.
Last but not Ban Kao Kram Primary School and Nursery is in need of some used computers and keyboards. Since they got their first donation of a limed amount of used machines they put weekly “Computer classes” in to the curriculum, but unfortunately they do not have enough for all the students in the class. So we are looking for a Thai sponsor to donate used machines, preferably with Office installed on it.
If you want to help make the world a better place for the students at Ban Kao Kram Primary School and Nursery – CLICK HERE to see how YOU can help!