On 17 April 2013 at the New City Hall, Phuket Governor – Mr. Maitree Aintusut welcomed 150 youths who are taking part in the ”WE ARE ASEAN” English Summer Camp 2013 in the Cherng-Talay district of Phuket.
Mr. Maitree said “Cherng Talay Municipality have organized the “”WE ARE ASEAN” English Summer Camp 2013 which is being held from 1st – 25th April 2013. The camp is being held for all the kids in Phuket who are out of school but most of the kids are from Cherng Talay and Bang Tao areas. This is a special camp focused on teaching the kids the English language and we have had the help of a number of foreign volunteers who have come to teach. These volunteers are teaching the children basic English skills so that the language is easier for them to understand and so they will be able to use their gained skills in the future.
“These children are learning very fast and now that they have access to the internet they will be able to learn new things.
“Cherng Talay have put on a very good project here and it is clear they want to improve the knowledge of their children and help them adapt to society. The environment is changing very fast, especially in tourist towns such as Phuket, where it is becoming increasingly important to have good skills in the use of English and from what I have seen it is working very well.”