On May 25, Mr Tee Phawangkul, Inspector General of the Ministry of Education, Mrs Paweena Hongsakul, Chairman of Paweena Hongsakul Children and Women’s Foundation, Acting Major Adisak Noisuwan, Deputy Governor of Bashu Province, Mr Nopporn Wutthikul, Mayor of Hua Hin, Mr Tan Passakornnatee, Managing Director of Oishi Group Co., Ltd., Mr Phil Lawrence, Chairman of the Royal Rotary Club of Hua Hin, and Mrs Sompattana Nawong, the owner of VIP E-Jan and Page E-Chan, presided over a ceremony for the construction of a special education service centre at Moo 2, Hing Lihui Street, Hua Hin District.
Ms Nawong said that E-Chan received information from Sahachat Limcharoenphakdi, Chairman of Hua Hin Petchkasem Foundation, in 2020. A Kindergarten (Ban Nong Khon) in Hua Hin Ban Nong Provincewas borrowed by the special education service centre; there were more than 50 children from 9 different types of disabilities, including blind, deaf, dumb, intellectual and learning disabilities, physical disabilities and autism, who were trapped in a 48 sqm classroom to study.
The room must be locked for safety, leading deaf children to imitate autistic children; autistic children imitate deaf children. It causes many learning problems; they are unable to develop the way they should be, making it difficult for those disabled children to return to society as usual. Therefore E-Jan decided to build an ideal campus for these special children.
The Royal Property Office and the Ministry of Finance Office of Prachuap Region have allocated a primary education service area (part of the land). The location is Hin Lek Fai Street, Hua Hin District; a total of 3 rai to build a campus which has been completed the design and is ready for the construction by experts. A construction budget of 20 million baht is expected to be required.
“Later, E-Chan organised a campaign to raise funds for construction, namely the E-Chan Running project. The project sells shirts with Nong Draw designs and has been raising funds for more than a year; the current donation amount is 10 million baht. E-Chan has contacted the chairman of the Royal Rotary Club of Hua Hin, Mr Phil Lawrence, to approve another 500,000 baht donation for the project. The school will be able to accommodate more than 100 students when completed, and it will be entrusted to the Bashu Special Education Service Center in Hua Hin to provide professional teachers,” Ms Sompattana said.