According to a classic Thai proverb “children are national future”, there have been many initiations from government agencies and private sectors to develop Thai children’s quality of life. Despite those vigorous attempts, there is still a report from Equitable Education Fund showing that more than 1.9 million children (around 21% of Thai children population) are categorized down under poverty line. They are short of capital and educational supports, so their road to quality education is rough and steep.
Therefore, Dusit Thani College, one of the leading private educational institution specializing in tourism and hospitality management, is committed to dedicate better educational supports to those who are in need.
On this year’s National Children’s Day, Dr. Praweena Kasai, Vice Rector Student Affairs of Dusit Thani College, together with representatives from the college’s student union and student clubs, held a “DTC: The Giving Project” campaign at Kaenthong Upathum School. This was to distribute stationery, sports equipment, and prizes from lucky draw activity to the school students.
“We are always aware of the inequality issue in Thai education”, said Dr. Praweena. “That’s why we try our best to support and strengthen Thai students educationally and mentally, not only in academic but also in physical aspect. We just hope that our action, even it is a small part in the society, will make a big difference to the system.”
This event also encourages our students to participate in societal development activities and cultivates the sense of giver, which reflects the quality of good citizens.