Written By: Supissara (Pai Chirayuwat (Class of 2025)
On the 20th of January, a group of Wells students under the Red Cross CAS Project went to the Saphan Sung District Office for their annual Children’s Day event. The children at the Saphan Sung Youth Center showcased multiple beautiful performances for all to see. During their time there, the students hosted and organized stalls, along with activities for the children to engage in and win prizes. The students hosted a total of four booths: ping pong fiesta, ball throwing, lucky draw egg, and a honey-lemon and yuzu tea stall. As these games bring joy and pleasure to the children from receiving presents, they also promote motor and spatial skills which are critical to a child’s development.
The celebration of Children’s Day is very important as it serves to celebrate and recognize the unique qualities, innocence, and potential in all children. This day not only highlights the importance of creating a safe and supportive environment for children but also emphasizes the well-being of the younger generation. It provides an opportunity to promote awareness of ensuring the health, education, and overall development of children worldwide. We take a step into the community to support local children’s wellness by bringing in fun activities and rewards for them. Unused toys and rewards were also donated from various sources and houses to bring joy to local children. Snacks and stationeries were bought from the funding that the members collectively helped raised during Well’s Winter Show event by selling cookies, s’mores, and more.
Other than spreading happiness on Children’s Day, our students were also able to gain a valuable experience. They learned about working collaboratively as there were four booths and one drink stand to manage with over 300 children registered, not including parents. They also learned to be compassionate and sympathetic since we were working with children who came from multiple family backgrounds and ranges in personality. They also learned about resource management, whether it would be financial, people, or objects which required detailed planning and vision. This made them appreciate the unity and the ability we have to bring positive change to the community together.