Dr. Ratana Monprajak has moved her office outside on a cool, refreshing morning in Bangkok. It’s Constitution Day, and schools and many businesses are closed. A mobile health clinic has been set up at the end of a tucked away soi. The area is buzzing. Kids laugh and ride bicycles
Four women lean eagerly over a circular table. Their eight arms jostle with the wires, batteries, tape, and scissors that lay before them. The women hypothesize, test, and iterate at a speed mirroring their lively hands. At last, the bulb connected to the circuit springs to life, giving off a
Thailand began appearing on the radar of international travelers in the 1960s when a few hundred thousand people started coming each year to take in the gilded temples of Bangkok, lush valleys of Chiang Mai, and picturesque beaches of Phuket. Since that time, the Thai tourism industry has skyrocketed,
Kanyarat Naovaratanasopon knows what suffering looks like. A decade ago, she had to sit and watch her mother lying quietly on a hospital bed, day after day. While her mother underwent chemotherapy and radiation, Kanyarat could only look on, powerless to stop the creeping colon cancer.
Seeing the disease cause
Pongsapak’s fingers tingle as he draws the rubber band back tighter and tighter. After a lung-filling breath, he releases, and the salmon-colored ping pong ball rotates briskly towards the target. Pongsapak’s eyes widen. Boink! It’s a hit! Pongsapak’s nervous energy converts to a joyful smile.
He had just completed
Hose in hand, Nattakarn carefully fills a water bottle in search of the precise amount that will cause her rocket to fly through the air like shooting star. Moments later, Nattakarn steps to the launch pad. She attaches the rocket to an air pump and moves back as her
As Pa Moui strolls the six blocks of rough but rising Khlong Toei housing that make up her community of Sangsan Pattana, neighbors look at her with recognition and respect. Although she “retired” five years ago from her 30-year career in social work, the 71-year-old now heads up the Promjai
Praphasri Chanlek flipped through her accounting notebook.
On the fifth of August, revenue from sewing was 300 Baht (9 USD). In the rows of expenses for the entire month, a single check mark adorned the column for unnecessary expenditures, captioned: “Clothes for children.”
“Actually, I’m very proud of myself,”
In 2045, exactly 100 years after winning independence, Indonesia will have one of the five largest economies in the world. That’s the future that Arsalan, a 22-year-old leader, envisions and has taken painstaking steps to make a reality since he was a small child.
Arsalan’s dream of seeing his nation
Concentrated faces and occasional bursts of laughter fill Ms. Silarat Ongsirichaisakulat’s Active Physics science class at Chachoengsao Technical College. When each member of a team runs a process successfully, cheers erupt from the students.
Ms. Silarat eagerly shared her outlook on education with the Enjoy Science team: “If you