Young Thai voters push two top concerns of gender equality and job opportunities

Young Thai voters.

With the aid of two dynamic partners, Thailand has amassed more than 8,000 votes in two weeks—passing more than 16,600 votes to rank sixth out of 194 countries.

Over the past two weeks, Procter and Gamble (P&G) and Dhurakij Pundit University International College (DPUIC) held back-to-back events at two major Bangkok-area high schools—each reaching more than 2,500 secondary students.

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‘MY World’ gives children with special needs a voice in Thailand

United Nations and P&G take UN global survey to school for disabled Thai children
United Nations and P&G take UN global survey to school for disabled Thai children

Siriporn dreams of being a singer. Atikom wants to grow up and become a soldier.

But for these two Thai children and many more around the world, obstacles have been put in their way.  Some have come from poor families, while others have been abandoned by their parents. Some are removed from homes by local authorities and placed in special homes and schools.

The 130 children at the Ratchaburi Home for Intellectually Disabled Children in Ratchaburi have faced plenty of tough circumstances, but the school as an advocate in their director, Prasert Pavintada.

“We want to hear what help these children need from us, the government and society. Then we can improve and get more support from communities,” said Pavintada. Continue reading “‘MY World’ gives children with special needs a voice in Thailand”