Green School, John's Green World

Pole by pole

Bamboo pole at Green School

Pak Yok has been working at Green School since 2009. Pak Yok is a carver; he’s been carving since he was in primary school and he learnt the skills from his father. If you go to Heart of School you will see poles carved with the names of all the people who have donated to the school. Pak Yok has carved over 2000 poles since he started, in tens of languages and scripts, including Russian, Thai, Japanese, Chinese, Arabic, and Korean. “People donate, I carve. They are happy and that makes me happy,” he said. If you want to keep Pak Yok busy, let us know.