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Over 4,000 tons of beef donated for Eid Al-Adha

Wichai Wittaya School coordinates donations

Governor Wichian Phuttiwinyu and President Metin Askan presented umbrellas to the visiting donors.

Shana Kongmun
The Wichai Wittaya Bilingual School is giving thousands of Muslims the chance to enjoy Eid Al-Adha, the Feast of the Sacrifice, after collecting 2,450 kilograms of beef that is distributed to 15,000 people in Chiang Mai, Lamphun and Lampang.
President of Wichai Wittayu Metin Askin said that through the Selimya Foundation they will be distributing beef to over 50,000 people in the North, Bangkok and Southern Thailand. He noted that organizations from Germany, Turkey, Holland and Belgium as well as local schools and organizations had been involved in the donation campaign. Time to Help, Harmonie EV, the Thai Turkish Business Association and Almanya Egtim VE Yardem Gonulleri were the four main organizations as well as schools such as Don Chan, Anusarn as well as Mae Rim district and others.
Governor Wichian Phuttiwinyu said that the Qurban 2013 campaign had collected 2,450 kilograms of beef for area residents and that the donation showed the importance of community in helping one another.
He was joined by School President Metin Askan in receiving donations and then gave beautiful hand painted umbrellas to the visitors from abroad.

Wat Don Chan school donated 400 kilograms of beef to the Qurban 2013 campaign.


Amnuay Silpa Alumni welcome Governor

Chiang Mai alumni of the famed bilingual Bangkok school Amnuay Silpa held a party to welcome Wichian Phuttiwinyu, the new Chiang Mai Governor, in his new role as the 35th Governor of Chiang Mai. Amnuay Silpa is bilingual school that has educated 6 Prime Ministers of Thailand. The school was founded in 1926. The school is known to be for Thai speakers to learn in English under the British Curriculum. The school covers Kindergarten, primary and secondary education. Here Sirasak Phueksuntorn of the Kireethara Boutique Resort is seen greeting the new Governor.


We Women walk to raise funds for further education

We Women Foundation, the organization dedicated to helping refugee women in obtaining higher education so that they can return to their homes and help their villages and families, held a walk at Tha Pae Gate on Saturday, October 12, 2013. The 2Charity walk was held in conjunction with the walk in Holland that allows charitable organizations a chance to give their groups a higher profile and raise funds with obtaining sponsors to support the walk. Students, staff and supporters walked around the moat to raise funds for a scholarship for one of their students to continue her higher education. www.wewomenfoundation.org. (Photo courtesy of CityNow!)


Baby Gemsboks born at Chiang Mai Night Safari

Two baby Gemsbok are welcomed to the Chiang Mai Night Safari.

By Nopniwat Krailerg
The Chiang Mai Night Safari welcomed two baby Gemsboks, one female born on September 24, 2013 and a male born to a different mother on September 27, 2013. Dr. Sarawut Srisakul, Director of the Chiang Mai Night Safari announced that the Safari now has 6 of these arid climate dwelling animals in total; 3 female and 3 male.
He noted that the two new babies were born just as the cool season was approaching so that the Safari had prepared special measures to make sure they stayed warm in the upcoming cool weather. Other cold sensitive animals have also had extra straw flooring and heaters added to their pens.
The Gemsbok or Oryx gazelle is from Eastern and Southern Africa. There are four types; the Scimitar Oryx, the East African Oryx, the Arabian Oryx and the Gemsbok. The male Oryx has almost straight long horns and Oryx are generally from 75 to 120 cm in length and usually weighs between 150 – 200 kg. The Oryx is a grazing herd animal that will jump when started or to avoid predators. If attacked it may fight with its horns but generally they prefer to run. There have been reports of an Oryx killing a lion with its long pointed horn. They begin breeding at around 2 years and are pregnant for 8-10 months giving birth to only one offspring. There are an estimated 373,000 Gemsbok living in the wild in South Africa.


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Over 4,000 tons of beef donated for Eid Al-Adha

Amnuay Silpa Alumni welcome Governor

We Women walk to raise funds for further education

Baby Gemsboks born at Chiang Mai Night Safari