2024 Project Story: Thailand Udon

Thailand is currently facing major labor shortage issues, and the root of this lies in the absence of quality education and adequate infrastructure provided for Thai students. A high-quality educational system is the bedrock of a capable workforce, which, in turn, is instrumental in propelling economic development to the next level.

Although Thailand’s government places a high priority on education, budget constraints have led to diminished educational standards, poor-quality infrastructure, and limited access to quality education. The average Thai student-to-teacher ratio stands at a staggering 55 to 1, and many students in rural areas like Udon must endure journeys up to 70 km (40 miles) just to attend school. 

This summer, HXP Builders will construct additional classrooms at a school in a local village. These new classrooms will expand access to a secure educational environment for more students in the community, creating a pathway to future employment opportunities and the means to support these students and their families.