On 20 November 2014 Ambassador Nopadol Gunavibool and his wife hosted dinner in honour of participating schools in the “Sawasdee Thailand!” Project and the winners and their families of the drawing competition. They were joined by Embassy representatives and their families.
The Royal Thai Embassy initiated the “Sawasdee Thailand!” Project in 2013 to give Belgian primary school children the opportunity to learn about the different aspects of Thailand, including Thai culture and values. The students visited the Royal Thai Embassy in Brussels and took part in various activities that engaged all 5 senses, such as learning how to perform the Thai greeting or “wai,” how to say “Sawasdee,” and the Thai New Year tradition of Songkran. The students also sampled Thai desserts, fruits and Thai fruit juices. They also participated in the “My Impressions of Thailand” Drawing Competition.
This year more than 120 students from the following 5 schools participated this year’s project: St. Joseph, La Farandole, The European School of Brussels (Uccle), Institut Marie Immaculée-Montjoie, and School No. 7 Bois de la Cambre. The winners of the drawing competition are (1) Anastasiia Klus, Grade 4, Institut Marie Immaculée-Montjoie (First Prize); (2) Anna Maria Niemczak, Grade 3, The European School of Brussels (Uccle) (Second Prize); (3) Giulietta Di Tomasso, Grade 3, The European School of Brussels (Uccle) (Third Prize); (4) Irina Bredikhina, Grade 4, Institut Marie Immaculée-Montjoie (Honourable Mention); and (5) Maëlle Cloes, Grade 3, The European School of Brussels (Uccle) (Honourable Mention). Images from the winning drawings were used to make a multi-purpose cloth bag.
Next year, the Royal Thai Embassy will organize the “Sawasdee Thailand!” Project in March 2015. For more information about “Sawasdee Thailand!” please contact the Embassy at email@example.com.