Learning/Education

Field of Work: Learning/Education

Khemporn Wiroonrapun promotes the rights of immigrant child laborers in Thailand, an overlooked, under-represented subset of child workers, and one of the country's most serious human rights problems.

Field of Work: Learning/Education

Wichian Chaiyabang is pushing alternative education into the mainstream. Through a cost-effective model in one of Thailand’s poorest rural communities, he is training public school teachers and administrators to revise their classroom practices and raise their expectations of public education. 

Field of Work: Learning/Education

Naw Paw Ray is building a network of migrant schools and training migrant teachers to address the vast educational gap between Thai children and the children of Burmese migrant workers in Thailand. Naw Paw’s schools provide quality education that prepares migrant children for a prospective return to Burma or integration into Thai society and...

Field of Work: Learning/Education
Organization: Information for Development Foundation

Yongchai Jerdampai is assisting citizens' organizations to join the communications revolution. He has established a computer network that will enable such organizations to exchange information within urban and rural Thailand as well as internationally.

Field of Work: Learning/Education
Organization: Thai Youth News Center Association

With a television in virtually every Thai home, the mainstream media can play an important role in raising the voice of underrepresented groups and bringing social issues into public discussion. Weera Suwannachot is now putting this powerful tool in the hands of youth by creating a school-based pool of young news reporters trained and linked to...

Field of Work: Learning/Education
Organization: Foundation for Rural Child Development

Disruption of family life, poverty, social and spiritual ills - all byproducts of Thailand's "urban migration". Villages, decimated by shrinking populations, are paying the price for the country's rapid development. Utis Buddhasud is helping to keep villages and families in the impoverished Northeast together by creating model programs which...

Field of Work: Learning/Education
Organization: Foundation for Better Life of Children

Wallop Tangkananuruk, "Khru Yui", is demonstrating how to rescue Thailand's most endangered children.

Field of Work: Learning/Education
Organization: The Mirror Arts Group

In northern Thailand, Sombat Boonngamanong is devising an education system that erases divisions within society. He links the interests of children, teachers, and parents so that everyone can participate in the educational process. Using the Internet, he is also actively extending this community to the rest of Thailand, its government, and even...

Field of Work: Learning/Education
Organization: Princess Sirindhorn Arts Center

Archan Sangkom Thongmee, a high school art teacher from Loei, rural northern Thailand, is showing how to teach art to build students' confidence and creativity. He is also spearheading a drive to make this sort of art teaching a regular part of Thailand's curriculum.

Field of Work: Learning/Education
Organization: Makhampom Theater Group

Through his Grassroots Micromedia Project (known in Thai as Makhampom), Pradit Prasatthong engages communities and the citizen sector organizations that serve them with effective techniques that encourage communication across divisive lines, thus allowing communities to join together in addressing pressing social concerns. Having proven the...

Field of Work: Learning/Education
Organization: Panyotai Institution

Responding to an education system that fails to stimulate and prepare Thai children for the challenges of contributing to their emerging democracy and economy in transition, Porn Panosot is creating an alternative, process-oriented educational program in Thailand that promotes a balance between the physical, emotional, and intellectual...

Field of Work: Learning/Education
Organization: Social and Academic Activists Forum (SAAF)

Krisada Boonchai is both professionalizing citizen sector organizations and increasing the academic community's understanding of grassroots issues by bridging the divide that has traditionally separated these two sectors. Through the flexible collaboration of his Social and Academic Activists Forum (SAAF), Krisada seeks to promote a collective...

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