Thailand – The Strength of the Salesian Past Pupils
Bangkok, Thailand, 12 November 2019 - The Salesian Past Pupils group is another active group member of the Salesian Family in Thailand. They are active in encouraging and supporting the Salesians in their work to help the poor youth and society. We have the exemplary example of the Past Pupils of Don Bosco Technological College Bangkok and Saengthong School. On 9-10 November 2019, the Past Pupils Association from Don Bosco Technological College Bangkok represented by Batch 43, organized its 23rd Charity Rally. The participants contested the trophy of Her Royal Princess Sirindhorn. The route of the rally was from Bangkok to Nakorn Nayok. Fr. Francis De Lorenzi, SDB graced the occasion and opened the activity, in which 120 cars took part. The activity aimed to get funds for scholarships for poor students and to support the initiatives of the College. On 26 October 2019, the Past Pupils Association at Saeng Thong School, Hatyai, Songkhla Province, together with the Parents & Teachers Association organized the 9th Blood Donation Activity to help humankind in the school area itself. This activity received the warm cooperation of the members. The Salesian confreres themselves, the teachers, the parents, the past pupils and the general public joined to donate their blood. This year 176 bags of blood were collected and were handed over to the Thai Red Cross.