The Young Ambassadors of Virtue Foundation, in cooperation with Office of the Royal Development Projects Board (ORDPB), arranged a camp called “The King’s Philosophy to Sustainable Development” at Phu Phan Royal Development Study Centre in Sakon Nakhon province during 5 – 9 May 2018. The camp was participated by 139 Young Ambassadors of Virtue and 32 teachers representing 52 schools from 17 provinces all over Thailand.
The lessons of this camp aimed to encourage the participant in comprehending the King Rama IX’s philosophy. This could inspire them to usefully apply knowledge and experience they obtained from the camp to their schools and communities. Accordingly, the participants also attended to numerous hands-on activities related to the king’s New Theory on agriculture, particularly on rice farming, mushroom cultivation, processing of agricultural products, fish farming, and livestock development. The camp also emphasized on the importance of being self-sufficient and the ability to live with nature harmoniously.
After having attended the program, 30 Young Ambassadors of Virtue and 7 teachers were selected to be a part of a study trip to the People’s Republic of China (PRC), with the propose to broaden their world views with exchanged learning experiences.