How a Doctor Found Hope for a Better Future

Learning Exchanges Improves Rehabilitation Healthcare in Vietnam
Dr. Nguyen Van Chi strolls eagerly through the halls of Sirindhorn National Medical Rehabilitation Institute (SNMRI), passing by a department that specializes in speech therapy, another department that focuses on prosthetic technology, and still another that has an entire team of doctors and

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These Skills Prepared One Woman for a Better Future

Shining Light on a Great Example of Community Development in Thailand
For the past seven years, Matika Wongngam has lived in a little house along an inlet springing from one of the 1,682 canals, or khlongs, that wind through Bangkok like veins from the pulsating Chao Phraya River. She’s one

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A Journey to Khon Kaen: Part 2

A Professional Learning Community in Action
The air is brisk as I step outside my hotel and into the Khon Kaen morning. Brisk for Thailand, anyway: it’s about 18 degrees Celsius, a welcome break from Bangkok’s heat. I’ve come back to Khon Kaen for an eagerly anticipated follow up to

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New Teacher Finds a Better Way to Empower Students

How an Eager Young Teacher Learned to Make STEM Education Fun for Students
Mr. Kriangkrai Sungthong began his teaching career as an assistant professor at a university, where rising rows of eager students attended his lectures. For most people with advanced degrees in microbiology, this is a dream job but

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5 Things You Need to Know About the Latest Thai PISA Results

If Thai students were stacked up against other students from around the world in terms of their knowledge of science and math, how do you think they’d fare? Well, every three years we get an answer to that question as Thai students join their peers from 78 other countries and

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A Coffee Shop of Her Own

By the time Sunday comes around, Nattapon is exhausted.
Sunday is the last day of the week, and most weeks for Nattapon, or Guitar, as her nickname goes, are filled – with work, school, and taking care of her three-year-old son Nava. (Sometimes she even finds time to sleep, too.)

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Don’t Forget the Accountant

Recently, Kenan Foundation Asia received the final installment of the $30 million Chevron Enjoy Science donation, a major commitment to improving the education system in Thailand. This milestone gave me an opportunity to reflect on the five years I’ve spent as the Finance and Accounting Manager for the Enjoy Science

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Co-creating a safe and ethical factory environment

It was not easy for Phan Thai Van to convince the factory manager of Unigen Vietnam to halt production for 90 minutes so that workers and managers could learn about international labor standards. After all, productivity is measured in output, and in short, time is money.
“This is the first

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