|Brighter Thailand Camp Roll-Out in May 2010|
Brighter Thailand Foundation board members will travel to Thailand in May of 2010 for the purpose of establishing relationships and rolling out the pilot camping program at the grassroots level. This trip will also provide the organization the opportunity to engage in preliminary needs assessments and community research on potential youth development campsites.
Specifically we are traveling to Muang Samutsakhon and Phulung Loei provinces where we will meet with Brighter Thailand Foundation fellows Chalalai Rojroong and Luckhana Sanbungko from their respective communities. In the communities we will meet with local governance officers, community leaders, youth, teachers, and parents to determine local youth development needs.
In Samutsakhon we will host a two-day youth camp with the help of local educators and community leaders. Our camp will include fun, interactive activities for youth to expand their leadership skills through the development of Brighter Thailand Foundation core values of honesty, respect, responsibility, perseverance and citizenship.
While in this sub-district we will be meeting with local administrators about the possibility of establishing a budget for supporting Brighter Thailand Foundation youth development programs in their area for next year. This process can be a future model for Brighter Thailand's partnerships with local governance in Thailand.
In Loei our team will visit Phu Luang Natural Agriculture Center in Northeastern Thailand, a potential campsite for our seven-day model in September. This center is a good potential site for our camp because of its natural resources and location within the vicinity of the community. While there, we will hike with youth to take seeds for reforestation, a project that Chuen Nong Om engages in on a regular basis.
We will also be visiting several schools throughout our trip. Representatives will use the "One and One Model" in which we meet with principal and teachers for one hour to discuss youth development possibilities and local leadership needs. Then we spend one hour with youth. We are taking short Culture Hours programs to interact with youth to learn about their needs and interests.
|Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 June 2010 02:27|