English For All is moving forward and it’s expanding to other regions in the kingdom. In January of this year, Dr. Teerakiat Jareonsettasin, Thailand’s Minister of Education, officially visited Sapansam School in Phitsanulok to personally benchmark the project. You can read the Minister’s official visit through this link ‘English for All’ project to hire more Pinoy teachers.
On 9th and 10th of March, the area supervisors and school directors from chosen schools in Sakon Nakhon, Ayuthaya and Nakorn Si Thammarat, came to visit Phitsanulok and discussed the launching of the project nationwide next term. I was requested to talk about how English For All started and the recruitment process. I gave them some suggestions on what they can do or adapt when they start the recruitment themselves.
There are now four schools under English For All which will be managed and funded by the Ministry of Education. These are:
Sapansam School in Muang, Phitsanulok; Ban Phan Saharat Bamrung School in Muang, Sakon Nakhon; Wat Saothongkao School in Ayutthaya; and Wat Posadet School in Nakhon Si Thammarat.
Each school mentioned will be needing five teachers (excluding Phitsanulok) next term. That’s going to be 15 teachers total for the first stage or first phase of the project. It will be much, much bigger next year as the government plans to spread the project across Thailand.
It’s so humbling that new friendships and connections have been forged. I’m also elated that a local project I helped initiate is now a policy of the Ministry of Education of Thailand. Nakaka-proud lang.
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PS: Watch out for the article on The Pinoy Legacy. I will post additional information about the job and the phone numbers of supervisors and school directors so you can call them directly. No agency. Trust me.