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Shangri-La Hotel, Chiang Mai Presents Improved Facilities To Wat Lan Tong School

Shangri-La Hotel, Chiang Mai

Wat Lan Tong School is located in Village 3 of Tambon Huay Tsai in the San Kampaeng district of Chiang Mai. It provides basic education for students from eight nearby villages. The student population from the first to ninth grades now totals 144. All of the students come from impoverished families, compelling them to study at the temple school, where they receive basic education appropriate for their age.

The school comprises a classroom building, cafeteria and co-operative retail shop. All of these facilities were in a state of disrepair, and the school's electrical wiring was actually dangerous. Overall, the environment of the school was not conducive to learning.

As study is important to the youth, Shangri-La Hotel, Chiang Mai’s management decided to improve matters by establishing a long-range Quality Social Development Policy that encompassed the provision of entirely new facilities and the installation of new electrical wiring. 
The hotel’s social and environmental responsibility project committee, along with managers, staff and friends, went to Wat Lan Tong School to formally turn over the new cafeteria, co-operative retail shop and electrical wiring during a presentation ceremony on 20 September 2016.
The hotel funded the projects with a budget of THB 743,170. Chiang Mai Primary Educational Area 1 Deputy Director Opachat Ratanayanyong, Wat Lan Tong School Director Chusak Niemtong, the school’s teachers, the students and their parents, as well as the village council who were delegated to receive the new facilities, all attended the event. The warm atmosphere was made better by the children’s expressions of happiness.