Tourism is big business in Thailand. The Kingdom attracts more than 35 million people annually and consistently ranks among the top 10 tourist destinations in the world. While there’s no question that the sector has brought an economic windfall to the country, tourism doesn’t come without costs to the local
What is the AEC? Meaning ASEAN Economic Community, it was established in December 2015 between 10 member states: Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, Philippines, Laos, Myanmar, and Thailand. Its ultimate goal is to allow for the free movement of goods, skilled labor, services, and investment. The AEC creates a
Songkran is the Thai New Year water festival, which takes place from 13-15 April every year; 13 April is Thai New Year’s Day. Songkran is an occasion that symbolizes kindness, love, empathy, and gratitude, using water to cleanse and to wish for plenty of rain in the year ahead. The
What is Thailand’s secret sauce to happiness?
Every year, millions of tourists flock to Thailand to taste the flavor-blasted food, experience the rich culture and dive into the clear-blue seas. Visitors regularly remark on the warm welcome they receive from their smiling hosts. That ubiquitous smile has become a
Over the past 20 years, Kenan has improved the lives of women in Thailand and Vietnam, including farmers, factory workers, teachers, students, local businesswomen, prisoners and other vulnerable groups. Women such as Ms. Bui Thi Boi, who Kenan worked with to achieve her dream of helping rural, marginalized women
Chevron and Kenan team up with Surat Thani Province to maximize the potential of coastal local communities by introducing a sustainable tourism project to experience the coastal way of life with the aims of balancing the economic, social, and environmental dimensions of a community.
Give Her an Opportunity
A Forum to raise the voice of Vietnam’s women
Around Vietnam, individuals and civil society organisations are starting to have a greater say in the decisions that affect the country as a whole. Despite this movement towards greater political participation, however, not all voices are equal.
Piyabutr Cholvijarn, President of Kenan Foundation Asia, said “since April 2014, with support from Citi Foundation and the assistance of Citi, Thailand, Kenan Foundation Asia (Kenan) has conducted a research study as part of the ‘Literacy Improvement for better Finance in Thailand (LIFT)’
Phetchabun – January 13 2015: Inmates face many challenges when trying to re-enter society and the workforce after they are released from prison, which is considered a major problem in Thailand, leading to unemployment, recidivism, and other social ills.
To help address this issue, the Citi Foundation, Citi (Thailand),
Citi Foundation and Kenan Foundation Asia have launched a special project -“Literacy Improvement for Better Finance in Thailand”, calling for collaboration between the government, private sector, civil society and academics to tackle the problem of personal debt and the lack of financial literacy amongst Thai people, particularly, farmers, students