Life Skills Development for Underprivileged Children Through Play
Right To Play Thailand Foundation and the Buddharaksa Foundation are launching a formal partnership to provide play-based learning activities to develop key life skills for vulnerable children in Wat Srakaeo School in Ang Thong Province and Dharmajarinee School in Ratchaburi Province. These schools have been supported by the Buddharaksa Foundation for several years.
The objective of this new partnership is to develop and improve teachers’ skills and knowledge in integrating life skills development into their classrooms through Child Centered Learning Methods, including the use of Play Based Learning activities. As a part of their education, children will develop critical skills in managing emotions, developing health relationships with others, valuing themselves and others, and problem solving and decision making.
(L to R) Chananyou Muadmanee, Program Officer (Life Skills Development Program), Right To Play Thailand Foundation; Natchawi Wadman, Program Manager (Life Skills Development Program), Right To Play Thailand Foundation; Michael Albert, Country Manager, Right To Play Thailand Foundation; Visit Malaisirirat, Chairman Buddharaksa Foundation; and Wiriya Supaprasert, Executive Assistant to Chairman, Buddharaksa Foundation.
Right To Play Thailand Foundation has been working with various partners in Thailand, including the Office of the Basic Education Commission (OBEC) of the Royal Thai Ministry of Education, in integrating Life Skills Development into the national education system and into schools across the country, through direct funding from DKSH (Thailand) Limited.
A signing ceremony took place recently at the Buddharaksa Foundation offices, 695 Sukhumvit 50, Prakanong, Longtoey, Bangkok between Visit Malaisirirat, chairman of Buddharaksa Foundation and Michael Albert, country manager, Right To Play Thailand Foundation.
Buddharaksa Foundation is an organization that helps underprivileged children to have opportunity for education, intellectual and spiritual developments through Buddhism in tandem; because the Foundation expects children to grow both in knowledge and in spirit simultaneously so that in the future they could lead their life with stability and could apply their knowledge and ability to build strong future for Thailand. Buddharaksa Foundation began its social work in 1999 according to the intention of Tipaporn Chearavanont, CEO of DT Group of Companies.
Right To Play International is a non-governmental organization (INGO) based in Canada that uses sport and play programs to improve health, develop life skills, and encourage social and emotional development of children and youth in the world’s most disadvantaged communities. Right To Play Thailand Foundation was registered in Thailand in 2007 and implements programs for school children, vulnerable youth, youth delinquents, migrant children and refugee children in Thailand using sport and play as an innovative and dynamic learning tool within a comprehensive and holistic approach to education and life skills development. Right To Play Thailand Foundation receives support from a number of donors, including DKSH (Thailand) Limited who support Right To Play’s Life Skills Development Program.