An economic tsunami is coming our way – robots, automation and digital technology are making once reliable, well-compensated jobs obsolete. It is predicted that 80% of the jobs of tomorrow will require smart skills that current students do not develop in school.

Today, more than ever before, kids must be able to think critically and dynamically apply science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to solve complex problems. Without developing key 21st century skills, Thai children are destined to sink in the fast-paced, Industry 4.0 era.

The solution to overcoming the challenges is to inspire kids now to pursue the jobs of tomorrow. This involves giving students opportunities to immerse themselves into projects and activities that compel them to develop smart skills and an innovative mindset. Students with smart skills apply a combination of communication, critical thinking, collaboration and creativity to STEM subject matter to solve complex problems, a process that prepares them for jobs in the 21st century.

Kenan Institute Asia is the leading non-profit provider of education programming in Thailand designed to inspire students, build skilled teachers and grow strong principals. Our learning modules and materials have been adapted from international best practices and specifically matched to meet the local context and curriculum to ensure learning is not only fun, but relevant to school and the real world. Our experts and master teachers work across Thailand to provide poor students with exciting, hands-on learning activities designed to inspire them to pursue a 21st century education and to dream big about their future.

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Learn About our Work to Inspire Students

Inspiration Day Camps: A fun, inspiring day where younger kids conduct hands on experiments using, science, technology, engineering and math and apply smart skills to problem solving.

Engineering Day Camps: A fun, inspiring day for more sophisticated students to conduct hands on experiments using technology and engineering combined with smart skills for problem solving.

21st Century Skills Boot Camps: A five-day, intensive camp for vocational students preparing to enter the work force to help them build their smart skills and workplace knowledge.

Inspiration Competitions: A unique program in which teachers learn and apply high-impact practices from Kenan’s adaptive curriculum to support students in pursuing their own innovative projects to solve local community challenges and compete against other students, all while building critical smart skills.