Building of a school


CHF 130’000





Banlamkan School is a medium-sized, government-sponsored school, with about 500 students and 23 teachers.There are five single-storey buildings in the school complex: two buildings contain offices and classrooms, two buildings house a canteen and a kindergarten and the fifth building is a multi-purpose space which is used for sheltered recreation during the monsoon season. The new building, constructed with the support of the Foundation, has seven class rooms on the first floor, two multi-purpose rooms on the ground floor and accommodates about 100 students.

It took five months to complete construction of the building, which cost CHF 130’000.-. The new building was inaugurated on October 19, 2006 by Her Royal Highness Princess Sirindhorn (article in l’Hebdo)

The Banlamkan Project would not have been possible without the support and active participation of the following individuals:

  • Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn
  • Dr. Nicom Charumanee, Director General of the Ministry of Education of South Thailand
  • Jean-Michel Jordan, Director of Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation in Thailand
  • Krajang Tepnarong, Headmaster of the Banlamkan School
  • Micheline Calmy-Rey, Federal Councilor, Department of Foreign Affairs
  • Toni Frisch, Head of the Swiss Humanitarian Aid Unit
  • Gabriele Rossi, Architect
  • Christian Fluhr, former Headmaster of Collège Champittet