Kenan Institute Asia believes everyone has the right to improve themselves, their families and their community. And Kenan’s experts are here to support them to do just that.

We don’t just provide amazing training; we also provide the coaching and mentoring, and necessary materials and equipment to make sure people are able to apply their new skills.

Whether it’s a community entrepreneur looking to sell on-line, a teacher who wants to deliver a quality education to students, a small business owner looking to sell overseas, a factory worker who needs health literacy knowledge or a sugar-cane farmer who needs financial literacy skills, Kenan is working to make them “smart,” by providing them with the knowledge, technology and skills needed to improve their circumstances and pursue their dreams.

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Learn About our Work to Develop Smart People

Building 21st Century Teachers: Perhaps no work is more important for the long term health of a society than ensuring teachers can inspire and teach their students to meet the challenges of tomorrow. Kenan experts work with global and local partners to adapt international best practices in high-impact teaching focused on science, technology, engineering and math content to the Thai context, to ensure teachers can inspire and prepare “smart students” who can apply a combination of communication, critical thinking, collaboration and creativity skills to solve the challenges of the 21st century and achieve their dreams.

Financial Life Skills for Community Members: Financial freedom is not an accident, and Kenan works with all types of people to deliver financial literacy programs that include training and coaching tailored to their life circumstances to change their behavior to save more and spend wisely. Whether you’re a student, a worker, a teacher or a farmer, possessing the knowledge and skills to manage your finances is a key step to achieving your financial goals.

Helping Small Business Owners and Entrepreneurs Thrive: In today’s increasingly competitive world, small businesses face incredible challenges in every aspect of business operation, from recruitment to marketing. Kenan works directly with small business owners to help build their skills to run their businesses more effectively, providing them with a range of training and consulting support to ensure their businesses not only survive, but thrive in a global economy.

Health Literacy for Community Members: Whether you’re a laborer living in a border community with a high risk of malaria, or a part of Thailand’s rapidly aging society, everyone needs to understand how to live a healthier life. Kenan’s work in health literacy helps people learn how to make healthy and safe choices, while changing their behavior to reduce the prevalence of non-communicable diseases, so that people live longer, healthier and happier lives.

Capacity Building for Civil Society Staff: It is unfortunate that many local non-profit organizations cannot afford to build the capacity of their staff to ensure the sustainability of their organizations, which often provide critical services to poor communities. Using the materials and training programs designed by Kenan to help small businesses compete globally, Kenan develops non-profit organizations to improve their human resources, financial management, IT systems and marketing and fundraising, to ensure they can continue to provide critical services to their communities.