Foundation Hires Teachers In Tsunami Hit Area

The GH Foundation is pleased to announce that it has hired its first teacher to help a poor school in the Tsunami hit area of PhangNga Province. The school, Muang Phangnga, has 400 students and is located about 70 miles north of Phuket Town, in Southern Thailand.

The teacher, Ms Phuang Phitak will serve as the schools computer teacher. Phuang, 25 years old, graduated from Ratchapat University in 2004 with a BBS degree, majoring in computer sciences.

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Phuang Phitak, new Computer Teacher at Muang Phangnga School

The School Director, Sarawut Kaewpipat, said, “Ms Phitak is just what we needed. We have computers but no computer teacher. This will make a great difference to our students. We are thrilled.”

The GH Foundation has agreed to fund Ms Phitak’s salary for at least one year, with possible extensions up to three years. The annual cost is 96,000 thai baht per year (equivalent to approximately $2600.00) and her contract begins in May, 2006.

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Phuang Phitak with School Director, Sarawut Kaewpipat and fellow teachers

Foundation Chairman, Lou Gallipeau, stated, “We are pleased to be able to support this school and meet a critical need in an area badly hit by the 2004 Tsunami. Our goal is to help as many young Thai students as possible have an opportunity to succeed. Computer literacy is crucial in today’s world. We are delighted with the hiring of Ms Phitak.”