All of us at Scubafish are looking forward to meeting 80 students from Srithammarat Suksa School (also known familiarly as the AMC) this coming Monday. The school, based in Nakon Si Thammarat in Southern Thailand, runs a special programme in partnership with the US State Department. The programme, which is newly up-and-running this year, offers scholarships to economically disadvantaged Thai youngsters enabling them to study English to international standards. Without the backing of the access programme, these young people and their families would struggle financially to fund such classes.
Where do Scubafish come into it?
The AMC Access Programme not only sponsors classes but also trips and learning activities for the students. This Monday, Scubafish staff and the students will be all aboard our boat, MV Maya II for a fun-filled and educational day out to nearby Ko Por Island.
Here the students can swim and snorkel as well as join in a beach clean-up. They’ll spend the day with both our Thai and International staff, learning about why its so important to us to keep our beaches and oceans clean (they’ll see for themselves when they go swimming in the crystal waters from the beautiful white sand beach) and also, why it’s so important for us at Scubafish, to employ Thai staff who can speak English to a high standard.
Hopefully the students will see in action, just why its so useful for them to learn English with the AMC Access Programme and the benefits it will have for them when finding great careers in the future, particularly in Thailand’s thriving tourism industry.
We’re excited to say, see you all on Monday!