The president of the Human Help Network Thailand said the development of the Eastern Economic Corridor will create better job opportunities for children, but educating those kids is key.
Sorasit Sunthornked, a financial inspector with the government’s EEC Investment Project and a former deputy governor at the Bank of Thailand, said June 22 that he long has been concerned about the situation facing children in Thailand.
Kids today face more family problems, teenage pregnancy is on the rise and the cost of living continues to increase, he said.
The Human Help Network has tried to help by providing scholarships to educate at-risk children, but it is only a small organization and he does what he can, Sorasit said.
“At least, we can help some children to be able to enter the educational system and get better care to propel our society to develop and grow,” he said. “However, we are a small organization that cannot help all children. We would like companies and public organizations to be more concerned about education promotion.”
The EEC – which aims to make Chonburi and other eastern provinces a hub for logistics and manufacturing, can create good opportunities for children to learn various languages and work in EEC counties, Sorasit said.
There will be more jobs in large factories and companies if kids are properly educated, he added.