Our purpose

The Elephant Hills’ Children’s Project came into life in 2005. In co-operation with three local schools, Wat Tham Wararam, Baan Yaa Phlong & Baan Bang Pru, we are working hard to improve the quality of life in and around Khao Sok. Unfortunately, these schools often lack equipment and funds, as well as modern teaching aids.

In close discussion with the headmasters and the government, Elephant Hills facilitates donations and turns cash into much-needed equipment and stationary.  We have built a library, a playground, installed a water filter system and organized fun and educative events and equipped them with sports equipment like volleyballs, badminton rackets and cuddly toys.  Each year on Children’s Day a donation is made for each school to help to help to fund the children’s education. As a result, we have brightened up around 620 children’s faces by giving them access to scientific and technical knowledge and modern teaching methods.

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Let’s introduce them to you

Wat Tham Wararam School
The Wat Tham Wararam Primary and Secondary School was founded in 1960 and is situated just around the corner of the Elephant Camp. More than 300 children from kindergarden age up to grade nine visit the school and are being educated by 20 teachers. Recently, our Children’s Project made it possible to provide them with new stationary equipment and musical instruments, aiming to improve the quality of musical and physical education at the school.

The Baan Yaa Phlong School
Around 150 pupils are attending the Baan Yaa Phlong School, which was founded in the 1950’s. It’s located on the left side of the main road 401, 8 km away from the Elephant Camp, when you are heading towards Khao Sok National Park. The pupils, from kindergarden age up to grade six, can enjoy a playground and a new library which could only be built by our Children’s Project in co-operation with our partners.

Baan Bang Pru School
The Baan Bang Pru School was as well established in the 1950’s, a little bit earlier than the Baan Yaa Phlong, and is the first public school in the area of Khao Sok. Being located around 10 km away from our Elephant Camp, close to the National Park Headquarters, 10 teachers are taking care off and educating about 170 students.

 

Thankful and happy children

Children_Project_18In return, a group of young children comes into our Elephant Camp each evening (rotating roster between the schools) to perform some traditional Thai dances for you, and to convince you of their English skills, which they have received through the support of our Children’s Project.  They are highly keen to introduce themselves in English, present their beautiful dresses, and are proud and happy to be part of our evening program – a little happening not to be missed!

Tour operators and guests alike can help to support this important project. Please do not hesitate to contact us to learn more about the Elephant Hills Children’s Project or to discuss possibilities of cooperation.