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Farmers struggle to cover school fees
« on: May 16, 2012, 02:00:50 PM »
Hundreds of farmers were jostling to sell off their harvest at the main Kalasin market yesterday, in order to have enough money to cover the cost of back-to-school necessities as schools get ready to reopen this week.

Most of the farmers had to sell off the rice they would have normally kept for personal consumption because they did not have anything else of value. The farmers said they hoped their children would study hard and become the country's future, though they also hoped that the government would help subsidise school expenses.

Thanapol Thammanokajit, the market manager, said there were more than 100 farmers selling off rice and paddy seeds, which meant up to 800 tonnes of the grain was traded every day.

In related news, Narathiwat Special Unit commander Maj-General Kampanat Ruddit yesterday presented some consumer goods, educational tools ands sports equipment to Ban Tagno School in Narathiwat's Joh I Rong district. Suspected insurgents burned down the school on April 18, and he said that kind people had donated these items to help the 203 students.

In a move to prepare for the start of the semester todayon Wednesday, school director Sakee Sama-ae has borrowed desks, chairs and other necessary items from other schools in the district and set up temporary classrooms, while the new school building is being constructed.

Sakee is also calling on people to make donations to the Ban Tagno School Relief Operation Centre via Krungthai Bank savings account number 906-0-39106-3. He can be contacted at phone number (080) 714 1010.
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