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2014 Project - Library for Kids - Ban Mae Taman School

Progress of building project 11 September 2014

Importance of the Project:

Education quality in Thailand is still inferior to many countries. Thailand’s education

does not focus on teaching to enable children to think or analyze by reasoning, especially

teaching and learning arrangement or education to reach hill tribe children who live in remote

areas and far away from civilization or in disadvantaged rural areas. Education arrangement that

limits media communication, materials, according to government’s limitations, limiting

knowledge to small circle. One reason showing that most children dislike reading, thinking, and

additional knowledge research is due to school’s lacking of budget to promote education; no

library, no books on knowledge and technology for children to study and research, no books to

enhance/alert learning skills, as well as lacking of computer for children to search via internet.


School information:

Ban Mae Taman School is located at 7 Moo 2, Tambol Keedchang, Maetang district,

Chiangmai  province 50150. Tel.053-460314. The location of Tambon Keed Chang is about 64 km. northwest of Chiang Mai.

School serves students from Kindergarten to Grade 9. There are altogether 205 students, 113

of whom are World Vision Foundation’s sponsored children. There are 20 school personnel.

The majority of students are hill tribe, such as Lisu, Karen, Hmong, Mooser, etc. In school

area, there are approximately 930 villagers who can come to school to use library service for

knowledge research.

School comprises 4 school building with 15 classrooms, 1 dormitory, 1 meeting room which is

used for meeting, sports & used as canteen.

School serves 4 villages which are: Mae Taman, Thong Lakorn, Tongkham, Phapujom


Beneficiary Groups:

Directly beneficiary : 205 students of Ban Mae Taman school

Indirectly beneficiary : 930 Children, youths & villagers



• to be study and knowledge research center for students and disadvantaged poor

• to have educational opportunity equally to students in societies in general, especially knowledge worldwide, science and modern technology

• to join literacy campaign to enhance life quality development, including educational institutes and locality community organization

• to encourage reading and self-study



The library, including furniture, books and computers will cost US$ 41,300


Expected Result:

• Minimum of 300 visits to library per month or 60 books rented out per month

• to develop in children a love for reading and to make them seek knowledge

• to develop better reading, writing, analytical skills

• to enable better learning methods, such as through the use of computers

• to provide a learning facility for the whole community in  Tambol Keedchang

• to make the library an active and self-sustainable component of the community

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