Opening ceremony for BanYa Literacy Centre

Opening dedication of the new St. Euphrasia BanYa Literacy Center will be delayed until better weather permits us to complete yard. Although originally slated as 19 September, rain has delayed progress. We will move forward with a more gradual relocation of the students to the new facility. More will be posted here and on our website.
Donations are still very much needed to complete the surrounding wall, drainage, exterior covered patio area, and landscaping, among other things — see our list below.
St. Euphrasia BanYa Literacy Centre
St. Euphrasia BanYa Literacy Centre

Approximately 150 children will parade from the present day school to this new facility for a special ceremony. The distance is half a kilometer.

This new facility gives us 8 large rooms used for classrooms, resource library, and administration & teacher’s area. It also includes a separate 8 station toilet facility with a hand washing station. A special drinking water system is being installed next week. A large outdoor covered dining and study area is under development but we require funding.

We hope to complete a number of outdoor projects but the weather has been a challenge…so we anticipate some delay before we are 100% complete.

Your financial contributions can help with the following:

  • Open-Air Learning Space – concrete covered area for dining and learning in the back of the school
  • Safety & Security – CCTV for classrooms and building exterior, Smart TV, new computers, administrative printer
  • Water Tank – backup water tank system & installation (39K baht proposal awaiting funding)
  • Play Area – landscaping and equipment, concrete wall around facility grounds, proper drainage
  • Furnishings – new and replacement chairs and tables for up to 190 students
  • Ceiling Fans – two per classroom are needed
  • Extra Labor – funds to hire additional helpers to assist the builder

Special thanks to all of the individuals, clubs, and businesses who have helped make this new facility a reality.

For more information, please contact

More information about BanYa can be found – click here.

map on website
Map for BanYa Literacy Centre