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Thailand's Model School Zone Project

The School

School Name: Poolcharoenwittayakhom School
City: Bang Phli, Samutprakarn 
Number of Students: 2,000

The Issue

Approximately 2,000 vehicles pass Poolcharoenwittayakhom School each day. In contrast to other more developed cities in Thailand, the roads around Poolcharoenwittayakhom do not have signs indicating there is a school nearby. There is no sidewalk for 20 meters of the only footpath that leads to the school entrance, forcing students to walk alongside the road on their way to school. Because students also share the narrow footpath with factory workers who are on their way to work, students often end up walking in the road.

The Project

Safe Kids Thailand will soon collect information to assess the current child pedestrian safety situation around the school.

Where We Are

India's Model School Zone Project

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Update

October 25, 2012 - We completed the baseline assessment and are meeting with our working committee members to determine an intervention work plan.

July 23, 2012 - We are collecting baseline assessment data around the school. The data will be collected by August 31.

May 9, 2012 - We selected a school, organized a working committee and are preparing to conduct the baseline assessment in May 2012.