Hearst Elementary School students enjoyed Thai culture and food at Thai Embassy
On 9 January 2018, Charge d’Affaires Kitinai Nutakul and Thai Embassy staff welcomed 5th graders from Hearst Elementary School in Washington, D.C. who came to learn about Thai culture.
During their visit, the students learned a few moves of traditional Thai dances from Ms. Chotika Kerdsommas and Ms. Sasitra Thammarat, volunteer teachers at Wat Thai Washington, D.C. Sunday School. They also got hands-on lessons on how to make Somtum (papaya salad) and Khao Kriab Pak Moh (Thai rice crepe). They also had a chance to taste Thai basil chicken, rice and fried eggs, one of Thailand’s most favorite dishes.
The activities are part of a series of events organized by the Embassy for the class under the Embassy Adoption Program (EAP), which helps expose American students to global education and knowledge about other countries. The Royal Thai Embassy has been an active partner of the program in cooperation with the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) and Washington Performing Arts since 1983.