On 1st May The Nation reported on Bosch’s support for Skills For Life Foundation. You can read more about what Joseph Hong, managing director of Bosch (Thailand), has to say his commitment here.
Boy was born as the only child of a poor but functional northern Thai family. At the age of eight Boy lost first his father and in the following year his mother and was moved to privately and state funded orphanages where he grew up.
On Sunday 23rd August, 15 of the students were welcomed to Elephant Parade House in Watgate, Chiang Mai and after listening to a short presentation about Elephant Parade and elephant conservation, they all tried their hand at painting their own designs.
The advisory board of Skills for Life is not just an “advising silent” partner but intends to be actively involved.
Every month the advisory board invites all available students to some kind of activity in order to promote team work, practice English skills, discover hidden talents, discuss current issues and join in a fun day.
During a recent visit to Bangkok, Dominique Leutwiler had the chance to be actively involved a discussion about vocational education in Thailand, facilitated by Bosch Thailand.
Together with Mr. Weerapon Sripongchai from the Thai-German Chamber of commerce, different possibilities about curriculum development and the approach to vocational education were examined and valuable information was exchanged.
I have volunteered at Skills For Life with a group of four other young people from Germany for three weeks in December 2014.
I really enjoyed the encounter with the Thai teenagers who benefit from and participate in the project. We baked cookies together and developed designs for the packaging of those, cooked original Thai dinner together and shared some of our German customs with them.
Dokmai was born in 1997 and lost her parents about 5 years later (the exact year is not known). She dreams of continuing her education to become a teacher in a rural area and to give back some of the support she has received.
Skills for Life give me the chance to study more after M3 as the other children and study as my aptitude. I have enough food to eat, have a warm house to stay, have some pocket money to buy daily use things such as shampoo, soap, …, etc and also for some snack. I was
I got the good chance from Skills for Life to study as the other children in town. I can choose to study as my skill with the guidance after M3. I have a warm house to stay and it is sanitary. Skills for life pay so many expenses for me such as school fee, education
Skills for Life give the chance to me and other disadvantage children to study more after M3. I have the chance to study as my skill and I wish I would be supported to study till bachelor degree. Skills supported many of my expenses such as school fee, education materials, food, pocket money, …, etc