Pattaya-area students learned about the evils of graft at a seminar sponsored by the National Anti-Corruption Commission.
Nongprue Deputy Mayor Enaek Pattana-gnam opened the July 6 meeting at Wat Sutthawat School. The meeting was organized to raise awareness among the 130 youths attending about the scourge of corruption in government and business.
Lecturers from the NACC’s Chonburi office taught how graft is a considerable obstacle to economic and social development around the world and has been an ongoing problem for Thailand as well.
It has negative impacts on sustainable development and particularly affects poor communities. But authorities are so used to corruption, they’ve become numb to it, the students were told.
Small things are forgivable and some things involve either personal benefit or even general benefit at times. However, the word corruption itself is not a good thing and will eventually grow in the minds of people for self-gain issues.
This will eventually ruin the society in the future so this is why youths are brought together during this project to learn about the faults and what may become of society if it is not stopped.
Other activities included a “listen and tell”, giving the opportunity for students to stand up and tell others what they have learned during their project and also share their opinions of how they can help make society a better place.