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.
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
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.