Khun Ying Warisara
Kamala, Phuket, Thailand
The Rajaprachanukroh 36 School is located on Kamala Beach, between Patong, to the South and Surin, to the North, on the West coast of Phuket. The original school located on this site was destroyed by the 2004 tsunami. Construction was carried out under the royal patronage of His Majesty the King of Thailand, King Rama IX. Following the ground breaking ceremony in March 2006, the school completed construction in May 2007. Phuket Has Been Good to Us Foundation provides free English education every school day to over 600 students in kindergarten, primary and secondary grades.
In October 2008, Phuket Has Been Good to Us Foundation began after-school and weekend programs for the residential students, called Coconut Club. In 2015, the school started the English for Integrated Studies (EIS) programme where fundamental subjects are also taught in English language. Since its inception, Phuket Has Been Good To Us teachers have also been teaching Science and Mathematics for Grades 1-3 EIS classes.
The school has granted our Foundation three classrooms, an office for the teachers, and a storage room for our Coconut Club materials and equipment.
The school’s name, “Rajaprachanukroh”, translates from Thai language, as the “Royal Foundation for the Welfare of the People”. The Rajaprachanukroh Foundation was established in 1963 after Cyclone Harriet killed 600 people and disrupted government services in Southern Thailand.
The King’s foundation has established 44 Rajaprachanukroh schools all over Thailand, the Kamala school being the 36th. Rajaprachanukroh Schools, many of which have boarding facilities, can become ‘A Home and a School’ offering kindergarten, primary and secondary education, free of charge, to those children in need. The Foundation is honoured to be connected with a school sponsored by HM the King and his family.
Total number of students taught by Phuket Has Been Good To Us in kindergarten, primary, and secondary grades 1-6
Khun Ying Warisara
Current English Teachers