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A Safe Playground

Nonkhor School is located in a remote area in the East of Thailand, close to the Laos border, and lacks the budget to develop or buy school materials. Especially the outside playground and play equipment is in need of improvement. Currently, the playground and equipment is insufficient for the number of children in kindergarten and primary school. It also lacks a roofed area to protect the children against sun and rain when needed. Moreover, the area and equipment is unsafe, old and some are broken and unusable.

Children need to be able to have access to a safe school playground and safe outdoor play equipment to develop physically and become healthier. We strongly believe that physical activity during school time helps children to relax, improve their creativity and settle to learn. It can help them to improve their creativity in many ways and above all have fun and be happy, which results in a better learning experience. By the current lack of a safe school playground and safe outdoor play equipment, the mostly underprivileged children of the Nonkhor School in this remote area are missing out on this important aspect of their education. The number of children is approximately 200.

In Thailand the playground is almost finished. It still needs some more playground equipment, repainting of the old equipment and, finish it off a sign on top of the gate.