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Life-jackets needed for students of flooded schools

By Mongkolchaowarat Thangmangmee 
The Nation

 

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Donations of money are being sought for the purchase of life-vests for Phitsanulok students who’ll have to get to school by boat when the new semester opens in coming days.


Although floodwaters from the Yom River are gradually receding, five schools in Bang Rakham district are inundated.

 

Uthai Khom-avudh, head of the local teachers’ association, said on Monday the students will have to be transported to and from school by boat.

 

The new semester begins on Wednesday at flood-stricken Wat Phromkesorn, Wat Nongkhanang and Ban Nong Phangphouy schools and next Monday at Wang Ithok, Ban Krung Krak and Ban Tha Nang Ngam schools.

 

Floodwater at the last school is more than a metre deep.

 

Uthai, who is also director of Wat Phromkesorn School, said many of the students’ homes are flooded too. Their parents are prepared to bring them to classes by boat, but many more life-vests are needed to ensure their safety.

 

Donors can call Uthai directly at (081) 971 5071.

 

Uthai said there was no need to postpone the semester at his school because it has a new building on high ground where classes can be held.

 

Any postponement would also force teachers and pupils to organise classes on weekends, a problem for both, and anyway parents prefer their children being under supervision at school while they attend to their own jobs.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30330377

 
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1 hour ago, MaxYakov said:

On the bright side, swim class should be very convenient.

Yes the water is 1 meter deep so perfect to give them all swimminglessons...or would they have to sit on a chair all day in the water?? Just asking, you never know in Thailand.

 

And the kids can't use innertires from a car or motobike to keep floating of course, now they need lifevests coming from Bangkok...better send a farang to them and teach them how to swim so they won't need any lifevests the rest of their lives.

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Most likely they would fail swimming classes but still be given a passing grade, only to drown in the real world of “sink or swim”.

 

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5 hours ago, webfact said:

Donations of money are being sought for the purchase of life-vests for Phitsanulok students who’ll have to get to school by boat when the new semester opens in coming days.

I am sure the Royal Thai Navy has hundreds of suitable life vests in storage that they could lend/donate for a  few weeks at most. Or make a call to the Greeks.

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http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/640102/migrant-crisis-life-jackets-greece

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There are some fabulously wealthy individuals in Thailand, such a shame donations even have to be asked for to protect the lives of youngsters trying to get to school.

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2 hours ago, ratcatcher said:

I am sure

2 hours ago, ratcatcher said:

I am sure the Royal Thai Navy has hundreds of suitable life vests in storage

Like the ones held in cobwebbed lockers on board the planeless RTN aircraft carrier HTMS Chakri Naruebet.

 

 

 

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