Volunteers get on the right track

Kids pose for a photo wearing hats knitted by volunteers, to be donated to children in the highlands of the North. (Photos by Wasant Techawongtham)

Who would have thought that an underground train station could be a hub for volunteers?

Once a month on a Sunday, commuters on the Metropolitan Rapid Transit (MRT) train at Chatuchak station are likely see a hive of activities on the mezzanine floor. Volunteers can be seen sitting on the hard floor while knitting with rolls of wool. Those of more advanced age often choose to sit on chairs around a couple of foldable tables.

Most are there to knit caps or scarves. But some are there to learn how to knit so that they, too, can eventually contribute.

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