7.00am: Me, Kun Manus and Khun Ed, the driver, all set to head for Saraburi with a truck loaded with furniture, books and other stuffs for the school library.
11.00am Finally arrived at Ban Subsanoon School. The school's pretty quiet as it's a Saturday morning and no activities in going on at that time. The two boys in the picture were going into the school compound to meet their friends. The school gate is always open as students can play football, basketball or merely read and do their homework at the many reading areas in the school compound at their own time.
Creative Freeze Learning Refrigerator; an old regrigerator turned into a book cabinet
on Friday evening for safety purposes.
This is one of the many reading areas in the school compound.
Recycling corner; used plastic water bottles are collected and then
sold off to the recyclying vendor. The brooms are used by the students to clean the school compound
every morning. Notice the blue board behind the brooms...that is the students' cleaning duty roster for the whole term. Each student is assigned an area; everyone has something to do during the daily cleaning session.
from left: Khun Kanitha Goklang (Vice Head), Khun Manus, me
Lynn and the school children.
Some facts on Ban Subsanoon School:
33 years old
total number of students: 584
total number of teachers: 24
level of students:
kindergarten (5-6 years old)
prathom 1-6 (7-12 years old)
matthayom 1-3 (13-15 years old)
7.40-8.00: cleaning session (all students are involved according to the duty roster)
8.10-820: sermon given by a monk
8.20-8.30: teacher announcement
School library is open to public from Monday to Friday: 7.00-8.00am, 11.40-12.30pm and 3.30-5.00pm.
from left: me, Khun Kanitha, Dato' Ahamad Sipon (SEAMES Director), Dr. Tinsiri(SEAMES Deputy Director), Khun Wirayude(SEAMES Finance Manager) and Khun Piyapa(SEAMES Liason Officer) at the presentation of scholarships and books worth 60,000 baht for the school library on 18 August at SEAMES office.
# SEAMES=Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Secretariat