BANGKOK (NNT) – COVID-19 has not only impacted workers and the business sector but also students who are less fortunate because of the unusually long semester break. Without going to school, these students are not getting enough food each day. The Equitable Education Fund or EEF has now launched a project to alleviate the situation and help the students by providing lunch.
Mr. Prasarn Trairat-vorakul, the EEF President revealed today that the project has already allocated 500 million baht to serve lunch to over 750,000 students, equal to some 600 baht per student per month.
The project has been receiving support from people in the business sector wishing to help cover the remaining 15 days before the semester starts.
Mr. Banyong Pongpanich, Chairman of the Executive Committee of Kiatnakin Bank donated 1 million baht to support the project. As well, Mr. Pakorn Peetathawatchai, President of the Stock Exchange of Thailand has also donated 1 million baht.