Wat Ton Tarn School, Thailand – preserving the traditional arts

Wat Ton Tarn school Saraburi Thailand - new sinks from Kohler and students

As part of the stewardship program ‘one bathroom, one school’, our associates from the Saraburi plant in Thailand devoted their time, energy and funds to Wat Ton Tarn School this year.Wat Ton Tarn school Saraburi Thailand young girl dancingTon Tarn, located on the Pa Sak River in Saraburi Province, is a small village that is known for its floating market and preserving the Lanna traditions and arts. Wat Ton Tarn school Saraburi Thailand children in traditional textile clothesThere is also a traditional weaving education center and a small primary school with only 60 students and teachers. At this school, the children learn about Yuan Lanna culture and traditions. They dance, play music and learn to dress traditionally.Wat Ton Tarn school Saraburi Thailand boys playing traditional instrumentsThe school is 95 years old and relies on a small government grant and donations from individuals. It can only stay open with the help of these kind-hearted people.
Wat Ton Tarn school Saraburi Thailand - repairing bathroomDuring the stewardship activity in November 2017, our associates helped repair and renovate a bathroom and educated the caregivers and the children about proper sanitation.Wat Ton Tarn school Saraburi Thailand - repaired bathroom by Kohler CompanyThey also improved electrical wiring in the school building, set up an English book corner in the library and built tables and chairs from scrap wood.Wat Ton Tarn school Saraburi Thailand improving the wiring

Wat Ton Tarn school Saraburi Thailand English book cornerFinally, the associates tutored the young students on ‘energy conservation’ and showed them that ‘English is fun’.Wat Ton Tarn Saraburi Thailand learning about energy conservation group of kids

Wat Ton Tarn school Saraburi Thailand English is fun - girls playingIf you are interested to support Wat Ton Tarn School, don’t hesitate to contact us and we will put you in touch with the relevant people.

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