Lanna Community Service
Lanna Community Service (LCS) is made up of students from years 12 and 13 who have an interest in helping others less fortunate than themselves. During the last year they have carried out many fund raising events including raffles, a slave auction, and paper recycling. This money has been put to good use to support good causes within the Chiang Mai community.
Earlier this year LCS visited the Northern Blind Children School where they were shown a machine that changes reading books into books made using Braille (raised 'bumps'). After their visit they made a children’s story book which was given to the centre to be converted into a Braille book.
This year LCS launched an ‘English Campaign’ at LIST to make students aware of the need and importance of immersing in English. This campaign was important as many students are in the process of making applications for tertiary studies. LCS was also seen at the FERC (Funding of the Education of Rural Children) Annual Gala on the 17th of February at the Sofitel Hotel. They were selling raffle tickets on behalf of the organisation and sold many tickets to the patrons of this event.
Lanna Community Service finished the year in the giving spirit by giving away their last remaining money. It was given to the Mae Chaem Tribal Youth Centre, and the Thai Freedom House Project. Both of these organizations were in desperate need of funds. The Thai Freedom House has used their money to hire a Thai teacher to teach them, as most of the students come from impoverished hill tribe communities. The Mae Chaem Tribal Youth Centre purchased furniture and equipment for their centre.
The work of the Lanna Community Service this year has been exceptional. Ms Joy and her students deserve to be congratulated for being wonderful ambassadors for the school by reaching out into the community around us. Thank you all.
Year 9 donate to the Support the Children Foundation
Year 9 have worked hard this year to raise money for the Support the Children Foundation. The Support the Children Foundation is a non-governmental organisation established in 1992 to give tender loving care to abandoned children with AIDS, and to promote campaigning to stop HIV/AIDS as soon as possible. For more information about them, go to http://www.support-the-children.org
Pictured right is Ice Tarr, G.8, presenting a cheque for 20,000 baht to Dr Prakong Vithayasai, founder of the Support the Children Foundation.
Well done Grade 8 - an excellent effort to raise such a large sum of money, for such a worthy cause.
Lanna Quarterly Magazine. A great new publication produced in collaboration between the school and the PTO, with contributions from the whole school community
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|Pete Train (Parent)|
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|LinKyi (Class of 2010 Graduate)|
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|Ken (Class of 2010 Valedictorian)|
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|John (Class of 2009 Graduate)|
|Lanna taught me how to learn, how to self-study, to develop presentation skills, to be more confident in expressing my opinions and thoughts, to always search for meaning in every academic subject and even social activity; to find a place for myself in this complex world and something I could do to make my life meaningful.|
|Ann (Class of 2009 Valedictorian)|
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|Malie (Class of 2008 Graduate)|
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