EMPOWERING THE YOUTH OF TODAY TO PROTECT THE PLANET OF TOMORROW
A state-of-the-art future leadership after-school program for high-performing students
This transformative educational experience is focused on empowering our youth to solving the problems of tomorrow. Its enquiry-based approach advances critical thinking, collaboration, creative problem solving and social and environmental awareness.
If we know one thing for sure about the future, it is that the world keeps changing with all the challenges that go with it. Many of the current jobs are going to be taken over by robots and software, and we have to look for ways that humans can still contribute. This is mostly in identifying issues at hand, creative problem solving, making decisions based on critical analyses and working together with people from multiple backgrounds.
We develop skill sets needed for the jobs of the future.
Our students work on real, complex problems that they will have to find solutions for. This can be about fighting poverty or inequality within a specific community by developing and executing an empowerment campaign, or organizing a clean-up day in the whole of Chiang Mai.
The possibilities are endless, where all projects have one thing in common: It is not just about generating ideas, it is about having real impact on real people.
THRIVE WITH PURPOSE
WORKING TOWARDS A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE
All our projects are aimed at having a direct impact on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as defined by the United Nations. Our students work on real-world problems, while developing their research, critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration, and communication skills. Students need these 21st-century skills to prepare them for the real-world problems they will face during their lifetime.
Above and Beyond
We work with very small groups (6-10 children) on each project, so we have a lot of attention for every individual. We select the children that are interested in order to ensure that they meet the needed skill set in order to fully participate.
This is an advanced program. For every project we do an interview with the child (max 15 minutes) in which we assess the level of English (fluency is mandatory) and the levels of commitment and dedication.
When interested in any of our programs, please plan a free online intake. Please make sure to send us the results of the latest MAP-tests (if possible) and/or other report cards.
Currently, we only offer programs to children in the age range of 8-11 years old, but we will expand our programs shortly. We also expect to start offering bilingual Thai/English projects.
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Summer School Program
From 14-18 June, each day from 9 AM until 15 PM
The students will learn about the various species of beautiful wildlife in Thailand and why they need to be protected. We will do various field trips: We will visit the rescue and rehabilitation center Elephant Nature Park, and visit a local market to create awareness of illegal trade.
Their project will result in the students creating an educational video on the importance of nurturing wildlife and they will contribute to SDG15: Life on Land.
Costs: 9,500 THB for the complete program.
Summer School Program
From 21-25 June, each day from 9 AM until 15 PM
There are simply too many people on the planet to feed if we stick to our current eating habits. During this project, students will learn what changes need to be made. We will do multiple excursions, like visiting an organic farm and doing a vegan cooking workshop. The students will learn what the limitations of our current eating habits are and where new opportunities lie. The project will result in the development of a menu for the food of the future that will contribute to the eradication of poverty (SDG1) and hunger (SDG2) and which contributes to the responsible production and consumption of food (SDG12).
Every Saturday, from August 21st to September 18 (5x),
from 9 AM-11h30 AM
Location: Villa San Pee Seua, Chiang Mai, and in our workshop space in Chiang Phueak
During this project, our students will work for a hotel in Chiang Mai. They will develop a plan on how to make the hotel more sustainable.
The students will learn about sustainable tourism and the many ways in which a hotel can be sustainable. We will do an excursion to a hotel in the Chiang Mai region to show them best practices. All these learnings will be punt into practice when the students will have to formulate their advice for Villa San Pee Seua.
The students will present their advice to the management of the hotel in an engaging presentation (for which they will be prepped).
Costs: 6,000 THB for the complete program.
HILL TRIBE COFFEE
Starting early November, more details will be added. Max 10 children.
We are looking for some true innovators for this project. The students will work together with Lanna Café in Chiang Mai. This NGO assists coffee producers of the Thai Hill tribes to grow coffee organically and fair trade.
We will do a full day excursion to the Hill tribes where the students will help coffee picking. They will experience the full production process from bean to cup.
After being inspired, our students will learn about product innovations. Lanna needs their help: apart from coffee and tea, what else can be produced from coffee plants and beans? Shampoo? Skin care products? It is up to our students to find market opportunities. They will formally present their findings to the coffee team of Lanna. By doing so, they will contribute to SDG8 (decent work and economic growth) SDG9 (innovation) and SDG12 (responsible consumption & production).
Working towards sustainable growth of Thailand is a community effort.
We're always looking for projects to work on with our students. If you have a challenge that contributes to the sustainable development goals and if you are located in the Chiang Mai area, please contact us to discuss the project.