Wall Street English (Thailand) partners with The Rotary Club of Bangkok South (RCBS) as a platinum member on the 19th annual fundraising event Coins on Silom to help people in-need.

01 December 2016

Wall Street English (Thailand) has partnered with The Rotary Club of Bangkok South (RCBS) in a community to help the underprivileged in Thailand. The charity event, one of the country’s longest non-profit events, aims to improve the quality of life for those living in low-income communities in remote districts—providing clean drinking water (by installing clean water filter machine), healthcare equipment, and library kits for provincial schools.

During the day-long event, a broad strip of red cloth tape is laid along the sidewalk on both sides of Silom Road, inviting each donor to place a sticker on the tape to represent the community contribution.

One of our projects is ‘The Library Project’. “We donate books to a number of school every year.” Said C.P. Geoffrey Carter, the head of Process Engineering from RCBS, “We set up a library with English and Thai language books in schools where they don’t have proper libraries.”

The annual fundraising event contributes volunteers and brings financial aid to several projects—one of them is teacher training to improve education and the quality of teaching in Thailand.  

There is a big problem with English in Thai schools, despite the Education Ministry stating that Thai children must learn English. Obviously, with ASEAN, it’s very important for Thailand to get ahead and beat countries like Malaysia and Singapore where everyone is speaking English.”

One of the main factors in strengthening the competency of the workforce in the AEC is English proficiency. Thailand’s English proficiency level has fallen behind other countries within the region. Wall Street English (Thailand) understands the importance of having a proper education in the early stages of life in order to improve the quality of the country’s workforce, and therefore joins the event as a platinum sponsor.

The President of the Rotary Club of Bangkok South, Krin Chranmaytesakul, said the business sponsorship can raise more than 28M baht this year, and all of the money goes directly to Rotary International’s charity projects.