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.
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.
Kok Muang School
At WAT KOKMUANG SCHOOL, the Foundation provided funding for:
- Multi-Function Open Air Hall
- New Library Building (2020)
At RATHBUMRUNG 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 School
At BAAN PRAPANG SCHOOL, funding from the Foundation financed:
- New Library Building
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