The Young Ambassadors of Virtue Foundation, in cooperation with Office of the Royal Development Projects Board and Phubhan Center of Education and Development, organized an agriculture camp at Phubhan Center of Education and Development, Sakolnakorn Province, between 12 – 16 November 2014. The participants comprised 201 Young Ambassadors of Virtue and 47 teachers representing 77 schools from 22 provinces in Thailand.
The participants learned about Sufficiency Economy, participated in lesson and hands-on activities related to the new theory of agriculture, particularly on rice farming, mushroom cultivation, processing of agricultural products, fish farming, and livestock development. The camp emphasizes the importance of being self-sufficient, and the ability to live in harmony with nature. The camp offered lessons on how to identify and utilize wild herbs, and how to avoid poisonous ones, as well as how to navigate while traveling on foot in the forest. All lessons and activities in this camp were conducted by experts who are well renowned in their fields. It is the objective of the camp that the Young Ambassadors of Virtue are able to share knowledge and experience obtained from this camp with their fellow students, and to apply this knowledge and experience with the projects at the participating schools.
After having completed this learning experience, 25 Young Ambassadors of Virtue and 9 teachers were selected to join the study trip to Vietnam in March 2015 to promote knowledge exchange and friendship.