H.E. Ms. Chantipha Phutrakul, Director of Young Ambassador of Virtue Foundation, led a delegation of 46 individuals on a visit to Myanmar on 23 February – 1 March 2015. The delegation included 32 Young Ambassadors of Virtue, 9 teachers, 2 school directors and staff from the Foundation, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand, and volunteers from Devawongse Institute of Foreign Affairs. The Young Ambassadors of Virtue represented 32 schools from 25 provinces in the northern and the center parts of Thailand. They were selected from the “Dhamma is the Light of Wisdom” camp, which was held in November 2014.
The delegation visited International School of Myanmar (ISM), Diplomatic International School (DIS) and Myanmar International School (MIS), the three leading international schools in Yangon. The Young Ambassadors of Virtue and local students got to exchange knowledge, experiences, and fostered friendship with one another. In addition, the delegation visited the Department of Thai Language at Yangon University of Foreign Languages (Y.U.F.L), and paid a courtesy call to the executive board of the Department of the Basic Education of the First District of Yangon. The Young Ambassadors of Virtue also performed singing in both English and Myanmar and gave interviews to several TV stations.
The delegation visited several important sites such as Schwedagon Pagoda, Botahtaung Pagoda, Chao Ta Ji Buddha statue, Mu Tao Pagoda, the National Museum and participated in a tree planting activity at Peoples’ Park. This visit to Myanmar of the Young Ambassadors of Virtue was a very successful trip, thanks to the generous support from the Royal Thai Embassy in Yangon. This learning experience has opened their eyes and given them a valuable experience. It also serves as an inspiration for the Young Ambassador of Virtues. It has also built up their confidence and encouraged them to become a good role model in the society.