Thai Union’s English scheme ‘foundation for life’

ศาสตร์เกษตรดินปุ๋ย : ขอบคุณแหล่งข้อมูล : หนังสือพิมพ์ The Nation


Thai Union Group (TU) has initiated a TU English Teaching Volunteers scheme for children enrolled in the Thai Union Child Centre and grade 7 students at the Wat Si Suttharam school in Samut Sakhon province.

The scheme has been led by both Thai and expatriate Thai Union employees, to improve the English language skills of the children attending through interaction with native and fluent English speakers. The two-month long programme began on January 7. The scheme is part of Thai Union’s commitment to promote lifelong learning opportunities, in support of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Darian McBain, group director of sustainable development said, “We believe that education is an important foundation for success in life. The ability to learn English from an early age could be advantageous for these children in an increasingly globalised world. The TU English Teaching Volunteers scheme was created to improve the language ability of the children through a fun and educational programme. Our volunteers have also found the scheme rewarding and have enjoyed the opportunity to give support back to one of the communities in which we operate.”

The Thai Union Child Care Centre was established in 2013 to offer basic education and prepare the children of migrant workers in Samut Sakhon province for subsequent formal education in the Thai school system. Thai Union has invested Bt10 million in the scheme, which has allowed for two childcare centres to open in the Samut Sakhon province and there are plans for another three centres by 2017.

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