Economy of Thailand has been hit hard by both external factors and internal factors. The external factors were the slowdown in the global economy and the U.S. China trade war led to a sharp decline of exports. Significantly, Coronavirus outbreak deteriated the fragile economy. The internal factors were unstable political situation and drought which caused drastic shrunk enonomy country-wide.
Our school is a small private school in Chiangkham, Phayao Province in the north of Thailand. Chiangkham is not a tourist destination. Chiangkham's economy relies heavily on agriculture. When there was a drought last year, Chiangkham's economy was hit hard. Our school was inevitably affected by the slow economy. It is forcasted that there is also a drought this year. That means the economy will be worse. We built our school with an intention to provide the students with the best education in the area and to provide green space for them to play. Unfortunately, we couldn't find any sources to finance the football pitch project for the kids. I feel very sorry to see the kids play football with mask on to avoid PM 2.5 in a dirt field. I feel sorry not to be able to give them a nice football pitch. I feel sorry when it's raining and the kids can not play in the field due to mud.
With your generosity, a dream of having a green football pitch will not just a dream. Kids would happily play with friends without wearing mask to protect themselves from particulate matter with a diameter of 2.5 microns or smaller.
Thank you very much for those who read, for those who are interested in giving donation and for those who spread this project.