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[Video] "English for all" project receives praises from Democrat Party and the Embassy of Israel

His Excellency Simon Roded, Ambassador of the State of Israel to Thailand; former Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva; former Finance Minister Korn Chatikavanij; former MPs of the Democrat Party; Mayors of Aranyik and Bung Pra sub-district in Phitsanulok; and the Deputy Director and his associates at Phitsanulok Primary Education Service Area Office 1, came to visit Sapanteesam School and the project "English for all" yesterday August 4, 2015.


I was tasked to host the event and gave a short overview of the project to the visitors. The most interesting part of my presentation was when Mr. Abhisit and his collegues nodded upon hearing the increase of the number of enrollees this year - stopping the "curse" the drop of numbers the school normally experience every year. 

The school is starting to become a beacon of hope to poor students who wish to learn English without paying a tuition. In fact some parents pulled out their kids studying in a much established schools and have them enrolled at Sapanteesam; a school who was once a nobody last year but is now a somebody this year.

After the program, we visited the classrooms and watched the teachers and students execute the very purpose of the "English for all" project. 


The teachers were very active and knew exactly how to manage their own respective class. The students on the other hand showed enthusiasm and confidence. After observing, praises and compliments both from local and national government as well as from the Israeli Embassy in Bangkok flooded our project.


The Vice Mayor of Aranyik, a sub-district in Phitsanulok showed me her thumbs up and said, "the project is excellent." A member of the Israeli delegation offered is hand and congratulated me for a job well done. Former Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjijva also congratulated me. And the former Finance Minister Korn Chatikavanij himself, tapped my back many times and lightly massaged my shoulders. If I remembered correctly and understood him perfectly well (too many people were there so some words were inaudible), Khun Korn said that they thought of me while they were on the way to Phitsanulok - the guy who is helping their party initiate the project and their countrymen to acquire English as a second language. We'll do something for you. Will let you know. Hearing it from one of the most popular figure in today's politics in Thailand was surreal!

To sum it up, the event was successful. The leaders of the Democrat Party were so proud of the achievements this project continues to receive. The support from people in office is starting to pile up. Lastly, everybody left the school with a smile.

Here's the video as a proof. It was aired live yesterday August 4, 2015 in Blue Sky Channel. It's a long video but you can drag the cursor at the 24:00 time for the coverage of the teaching demonstration of Teacher Goodwill and the K2.1 students.


Video Credits: Blue Sky Channel

PS: There will about 100 teachers and local government officers from Kanchanaburi who will visit the project on August 14, 2015. This is another job that needs to be done. But I am absolutely up for it!

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Kat
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August 9, 2015 at 8:53 PM delete

Congratulations for this achievement. Educators have an important role in making sure students can be equipped with knowledge and have a place in this globally competitive environment.

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Nicol Wong
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August 9, 2015 at 11:39 PM delete

what an amazing thing you're doing! help making a difference in their lives :)

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Lee Rosales
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August 10, 2015 at 11:19 AM delete

Congratulations! I believe it's best to learn english by all countries, not to make it as a first language but learn it. Most people now travels alot and english language is always used by many countries to communicate with foreign tourist

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Hannah GeeGee ʚϊɞ
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August 10, 2015 at 5:58 PM delete

You are what we call really superstars he in the UK, doing all the good for the benefit of others. What a great opportunity for them to be able to earn English.

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Raymond Vasquez
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August 10, 2015 at 6:46 PM delete

Such a great venture! A fantastic noble cause! All the best for this project. Looking forward to more success stories of this project! :D

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Franc Ramon
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August 10, 2015 at 8:07 PM delete

This is a great project. Children can learn english for free and help them develop new skills.

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Manu Kalia
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August 11, 2015 at 12:50 PM delete

Every country should have this program, English now is everywhere and it needs to be learned for Children

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lovemindanao
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August 14, 2015 at 7:04 PM delete

What a way of advocacy in helping the poor children to enter the school without paying. I hope this kind of assistance spread out throughout the world, where education should be free and accessible for everyone.

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I'm a full time travel and tourism lecturer at a university in the north who also loves blogging during my spare time. I blog about news particularly in Thailand, personal travel stories, and anything under the sun.