Ban Pha Lai Community School

Ban Pha Lai Community School

Project Details

Project:Ban Pha Lai Community School
Location:Chiang Dao,
Sponsorship Started:2017
Duration:May 2017 -
Budget: €9.718 ($10.751)
Total Beneficiaries:55
 students and teachers

Summary

Founded in 1991, the Inter Mountain Peoplesโ€™ Education and Culture in Thailand organisation (IMPECT) is a Thai-NGO run by and for the indigenous, rural and poor communities of northern Thailand.

Baan Pha Lai is one of the rural, indigenous communities that IMPECT supports. The preschool in Baan Pha Lai has now been running for two years, and educates preschool aged students from five different ethnic groups and from three of the surrounding villages.

Unfortunately, many of the operating costs have had little or irregular support. This project keeps the preschool running and the teachers on staff, by covering the overhead costs, staff salaries and food costs for more than 50 students in need of assistance.

Background

IMPECT works to promote participation and ownership of development activities in many communities resided in by people from 13 different ethnic groups in northern Thailand. Their four areas of action include Cultural Revival and Alternative Education, Promotion of the Environment and Natural Resource Management, Enhancement of Indigenous Peoples’ Movements and Networks and Indigenous Peoples’ Rights.

The Baan Pha Lai Community School is one of the communities and projects that IMPECT supports. The need for a local preschool was identified in Baan Pha Lai, as the nearest preschool was 30 km away and the families could not afford the transportation costs for their children. Without preschool education, the children from the Baan Pha Lai community would be behind their peers and have difficulty transitioning into primary education.

Unfortunately, many of the operating costs have had little or irregular support. Four of the five teachers had not received a salary, they no longer have an assistant to clean and cook for the students, they have been unable to cover all their bills and the provincial government will not cover the food costs of students under the age of four. Then we stepped in.

Our partnership with IMPECT and support for the Baan Pha Lai Community School provides the much-needed support so the teachers, staff and students can have a stable and effective learning environment. With our financial backing, IMPECT will also conduct advocacy activities with the local provincial authorities to work towards getting full financial support from the government. This will allow the Baan Pha Lai Community School to operate sustainably and independently in the future.

Goals and Results

The goal of this project is to:
– Support the operation costs of the school
– Provide the funds to pay for school meals for students below the age of four
– Support IMPECTโ€™s advocacy activities so the Baan Pha Lai Community School can get the appropriate government funding in the future

Sponsors

  • Brodtbeck Philanthropy Foundation | 2019-2020
  • Butterfly Talks | 5% of profits | 2020-21
  • Starworks | 2020-21

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PCF had been supporting the preschool in Baan Pha Lai for five years from 2017 - 2021. Baan Pha Lai is a rural indigenous community, and students come from three surrounding villages to go to the preschool.

Thanks to our sponsors, PCF covered the running costs of the preschool until the local government stepped in to support the school. This happened thanks to our efforts to bring the school to the attention of the Thai authorities.

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OUR FIELD VISIT TO CHIANG DAO

Last week, our team visited Baan Pha Lai School in Chiang Dao Province, which supports over 70 students from five different ethnic backgrounds. We support the school's operational costs including teacher salaries, lunch meals, capacity-building workshops, and basic necessities i.e. toothbrushes and toothpaste.

We were in awe of the children. Not only were they so energetic and in high spirits, but so well disciplined....they were taught to meditate every morning, pray before eating and brush their teeth after, clean their plates and recycle plastic, shower before their nap, and help their younger peers. We could all learn a thing or two from these children!

Thanks to the wonderful teachers, who work so hard at ensuring these children receive quality education and grow up to be healthy!

For more info about the project: philanthropyconnections.org/.../baan-palai.../

#10years #BPL #preschooleducation
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๐—ฆ๐—จ๐—ฃ๐—ฃ๐—ข๐—ฅ๐—ง๐—œ๐—ก๐—š ๐—” ๐—ฃ๐—ฅ๐—ข๐—๐—˜๐—–๐—ง ๐—จ๐—ก๐—ง๐—œ๐—Ÿ ๐—œ๐—ง ๐—–๐—”๐—ก ๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—”๐—ก๐—— ๐—ข๐—ก ๐—œ๐—ง๐—ฆ ๐—ข๐—ช๐—ก ๐—™๐—˜๐—˜๐—ง | ๐—ก๐—ข๐—ฉ ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿต |๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฌ ๐—ฌ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜€ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—ฃ๐—–๐—™ ๐ŸŽˆ๐Ÿ“…โฐ 
PCF had been supporting the preschool in Baan Pha Lai for five years from 2017 - 2021. Baan Pha Lai is a  rural indigenous community, and students come from three surrounding villages to go to the preschool.
Thanks to our sponsors, PCF covered the running costs of the preschool until the local government stepped in to support the school. This happened thanks to our efforts to bring the school to the attention of the Thai authorities.
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๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜„๐—ฏ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ธ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿต
OUR FIELD VISIT TO CHIANG DAO
Last week, our team visited Baan Pha Lai School in Chiang Dao Province, which supports over 70 students from five different ethnic backgrounds. We support the schools operational costs including teacher salaries, lunch meals, capacity-building workshops, and basic necessities i.e. toothbrushes and toothpaste.
We were in awe of the children. Not only were they so energetic and in high spirits, but so well disciplined....they were taught to meditate every morning, pray before eating and brush their teeth after, clean their plates and recycle plastic, shower before their nap, and help their younger peers. We could all learn a thing or two from these children!
Thanks to the wonderful teachers, who work so hard at ensuring these children receive quality education and grow up to be healthy!
For more info about the project: https://philanthropyconnections.org/.../baan-palai.../
#10years #BPL #PreschoolEducationImage attachmentImage attachment+Image attachment

๐Ÿญ๐Ÿด ๐— ๐—ข๐—ก๐—ง๐—›๐—ฆ ๐—ข๐—™ ๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—ฅ๐—จ๐—š๐—š๐—Ÿ๐—˜, ๐—•๐—จ๐—ง ๐—”๐—Ÿ๐—ฆ๐—ข ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿด ๐— ๐—ข๐—ก๐—ง๐—›๐—ฆ ๐—ข๐—™ ๐—›๐—˜๐—Ÿ๐—ฃ ๐Ÿš๐Ÿฅš๐Ÿฅซ

Ban Pha Lai is a village in Chiang Dao District with a population of approximately 750 people from Akha, Lisu and Karen ethnic groups living in 150 households.

We've been supporting their preschool and when COVID hit, the school was closed, and the villagers could not go to work. They asked us to help their most vulnerable.

Intermittently for 18 months, we provided essential food supplies to villagers who were in need, such as people who are quarantined, elderly and sick people. In the most difficult time when the village was in full lockdown, we supported 50 families, around 250 people.

We supplemented their diet - relieving their meagre budgets and helping them to get the basic needs to survive.

Thanks to Help Helpen in Thailand and NTCC - Netherlands-Thai Chamber of Commerce for this support.

#BPL
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๐Ÿญ๐Ÿด ๐— ๐—ข๐—ก๐—ง๐—›๐—ฆ ๐—ข๐—™ ๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—ฅ๐—จ๐—š๐—š๐—Ÿ๐—˜, ๐—•๐—จ๐—ง ๐—”๐—Ÿ๐—ฆ๐—ข ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿด ๐— ๐—ข๐—ก๐—ง๐—›๐—ฆ ๐—ข๐—™ ๐—›๐—˜๐—Ÿ๐—ฃ ๐Ÿš๐Ÿฅš๐Ÿฅซ
Ban Pha Lai is a village in Chiang Dao District with a population of approximately 750 people from Akha, Lisu and Karen ethnic groups living in 150 households.
Weve been supporting their preschool and when COVID hit, the school was closed, and the villagers could not go to work. They asked us to help their most vulnerable.
Intermittently for 18 months, we provided essential food supplies to villagers who were in need, such as people who are quarantined, elderly and sick people. In the most difficult time when the village was in full lockdown, we supported 50 families, around 250 people. 
We supplemented their diet - relieving their meagre budgets and helping them to get the basic needs to survive.
Thanks to Help Helpen in Thailand and NTCC - Netherlands-Thai Chamber of Commerce for this support.
#BPL
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