The Young Ambassadors of Virtue Foundation, in cooperation with the Crown Property Bureau Foundation, organized a campaign project to promote morality among the Young Ambassadors of Virtue through the “city of virtue” and several creative activities aimed at enhancing the power of morality and knowledge among the youths in the 3 provinces in the northern part of Thailand.
In Pitsanulok, the event was held during 14 – 15 September 2015 at Anuban Pitsanulok School. Mr. Kitti Waseenon, consultant to the Crown Property Bureau, together with Mr. Withurat Srinam, Deputy Governor of Nan, co-chaired the opening ceremony. 2]548 students and teachers from 26 member schools participated in the event.
In Nan, the event was held during 17 – 18 September 2015 at Bandon School. Mr. Sek Wannamethee, Director-General of the Department of Information of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and a committee member of the Young Ambassadors of Virtue Foundation chaired the opening ceremony. 2,888 students and teachers from 29 member schools participated in the event.
In Chiang Rai, the event was held during 21 – 22 September 2015 at Anuban Chiangkong School. Ms. Chantipha Phutrakul, Director of the Young Ambassadors of Virtue Foundation, chaired the opening ceremony. 3,005 students and teachers from 35 schools participated in the event.
Many of the students in this region are members of the local hill tribes such as Muser, Yao, Lao Tern, Thai Lue, etc. More than 30% of the students in Chiang Rai are from the local hill tribes. In addition, 168 novice monks from Sophon Jariyadhamma Wittaya School in Sri Donchai Temple also came to view the exhibition. And since the 3 provinces share the border with Laos, the mobile exhibition therefore helped to raise awareness and expand knowledge and views of neighboring countries.
The Foundation also handed out school sign boards indicating the schools’ membership to the Young Ambassador of Virtue Foundation, books and prizes such as t-shirts, calendars, pens, Foundation membership card, caps and notebooks to all the major schools in each province. These schools will identify one day of the week as “Young Ambassador of Virtue” day, when all students will declare their determination for goodwill and participate in local volunteer activities.
The campaign project gave participating students valuable learning experiences regarding the power of morality using His Majesty’s teaching. It also educated students on the neighboring countries, their differences and similarities to Thailand, so that the students can become a competent member of the ASEAN Community, and help drive Thailand’s progress towards the future.