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, based on His Majesty the King’s teaching, in 2 provinces in the northern part of Thailand: Mae Hong Son and Tak.
In Mae Hong Son, the events were held on 4 – 5 August, 2014 at Anuban Mae Hong Son School, and on 7 – 8 August 2014 at Anuban Khun Yuam School. At Anuban Mae Hong Son School, the Governor of Mae Hong Son, together with the Director of the Young Ambassadors of Virtue Foundation, co-chaired the opening ceremony. 1,831 students and staff from 22 schools participated in the event. Later on, at Anuban Khun Yuam School, Dr. Poldech Worachatr, the advisor to the campaign project, together with the Deputy Director of the Educational Service Area Office in Mae Hong Son, co-chaired the opening ceremony. 1,210 students and staff from 16 schools participated in the event.
In Tak, the events were held on 14 – 15 August 2014 at Anuban Tak School, and on 18 – 19 August 2014 at Chumchon Baan Ta Song Yang School. At Anuban Tak School, Mr. Kitti Waseenon, Advisor to the Crown Property Bureau Foundation and member of the National Legislative Assembly, together with the Governor of Tak, co-chaired the opening ceremony. 1,763 students and staff from 15 schools participated in the event. At Chumchon Baan Ta Song Yang School, the Director of Devawongse Varopakarn Institute of Foreign Affairs, together with the Deputy Director of the Education Service Area Office in Tak, co-chaired the opening ceremony. 1,068 students and staff from 6 schools participated in the event.
Overall, the events of the campaign project that were held in the northern part of Thailand saw 5,872 students and staff from 4 principal schools and 59 partner schools participating in the events. Many students came from the ethnic tribes. For instance, 80% of the students who participated in the event at Chumchon Baan Ta Song Yang School were from the ethnic tribes. Participating students viewed the exhibition and participated in learning activities that helped increase their knowledge. Activities include viewing of “Father of the Land” documentary, story-telling on virtue and moral, an essay competition entitled “following father’s teaching”, and quizzes on various subjects such as ASEAN. Questions in the quizzes were provided by several departments in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Embassies which are located in Thailand. Furthermore, these questions also encouraged students and staff to learn more about many countries that were featured in the questions.