Since 2008, volunteers from Deutsche Bank have helped to improve village schools across Thailand through Born to Be with non-profit organisation Rong Rein Khong Noo (My School Project), which mobilises funds to build and renovate school buildings in remote villages.
A team of more than 70 employees from nine countries took part in this year’s project. Located in the remote Prachinburi province, approximately 200 kilometres from Bangkok, the Baan Nonsansuk school had been teaching 90 kindergarten and primary school students in very cramped conditions. The volunteers constructed a new building with two classrooms for the older students. They also decorated inside, creating murals to brighten up the classroom walls.
This is the tenth village school that Deutsche Bank volunteers have helped renovate.
Every child deserves an education regardless of their background. Through Born to Be, Deutsche Bank works with Sem Pringpuangkeo Foundation to provide education scholarships to children affected by HIV/AIDS in northern Thailand. In addition, the Foundation provides these children with access to medical care, counselling, vocational training, and art and music activities.
To ensure that these children stay in school and complete their higher education, Deutsche Bank has committed to funding scholarships for university students until their graduation in 2016.