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Thai Youth Community Foundation
Serve youth, love Earth, love humanity

Nature trail development and forest augmentation, Thailand

    Eco-tourism helps the local community and protects the environment. Many tourists visit the forest in northern Thailand. Proper trails are needed to prevent erosion by the countless of tourists visitng the forest. Manpower are needed to repair and construct new trails so that the forest beauty could be preserved for many future generations to enjoy.

Road building project, Thailand.

    Villages in the northern mountainous area of Thailand are about 600 to 1500 metres above sea levels. The road to reach their villages are steep and unpaved. During rainy seasons, the villagers are unable to descend to the local town to sell their farming goods. They have to carry it down. Funds and manpower are needed to pave some of these steep roads.

2007 Heart of Siam III, Thailand Ngee Ann Secondary School

    Continuation of their third year community involvement programme in Thailand, 25 students and teachers from Ngee Ann Secondary School (Singapore) spent 1 week plus to build a handicraft centre for the small group of northern Thai mountain tribes. This handicraft centre will empower the tribe villager to market and display their handicraft for visiting tourist to buy. The sales of these handicraft will go towards improving the standard of living for these villagers. Beside the construction of this handicraft centre, they also learn basic Thai language, and experienced the traditional Northern Thai Khantoke Dinner. In addition to their trip, they also visited the local orphanage and hosted a dinner with them.

Handicraft centre building project, Thailand

    Mountain villagers in Thailand survive on farming and making handicraft to sell at the weekly local market. Instead of spending time travelling to the local market to sell their handicrafts through an agent, a handicraft centre could be built in the village centre and tourist could come to buy the handicraft directly from the villagers. The villagers could earn more as there is no agent fee. Funds and manpower are needed to build these handicraft centres.

2007 Ban Pha Mon community library project, Thailand Victoria Junior College

    40 students and 4 teachers from Victoria Junior College spent 9 exciting days providing service learning to a Blue Hmong hill tribe village in Northern Thailand.

    The main project was to provide build a community cum library building for the 51 households of 280 Blue Hmong population in Ban Pha Mon. A linear settlement of 41 thatched and zinc roofed wooden houses, the villagers' main income is from subsistence farming, rearing domestic livestock and working at the Royal Thai Project. They do not have a communal area where they could get together to discuss on important village issues. The community cum library building provides a place for them to read up on the latest development on agriculture and for discussions.