More than 100 intrepid students decided to put down the pencils and books, and roll up their sleeves to jump in the mud, all in the name of learning and sustainability – of course.
The children, who attend the Wat Srisudtharam School, recently had an opportunity to plant mangroves during a field trip to the Mangrove Forest Natural Education Center in Samut Sakhon. They learned a lesson on how mangroves impact coastal ecosystems and communities, the importance of mangrove restoration and how they too can help protect Thailand’s mangrove forests.
The excursion was organized and sponsored by Thai Union Group PCL, which also provided t-shirts, snacks and lunch for the students.
“Thai Union takes responsibility for improving the lives of those living in the regions where we operate and we recognize education is an important foundation for a better life,” said Dr. Darian McBain, Thai Union’s global director for sustainable development. “This was a great opportunity for these students to learn about the benefits of mangroves in their lives, and to help in some small way to facilitate the future growth of more mangrove forests as well as have fun doing it.”
In line with Thai Union’s sustainability strategy, SeaChange®, the company also funds a pre-school for children of migrant workers at the Wat Srisudtharam School.