|Southern youngsters awarded for attending leadership camp
Mayor elect Itthipol Khunplome presented certificates on May 8 to participants in the 2nd Youth Leader Friendship Camp Project, in which 45 youngsters from high schools in the three Southern provinces of Yala, Pattani and Narathiwat gathered at properties operated by the Pinnacle Hotels Resort and Spas group.
Dr Vongbhum Vanasin, president of the Youth Development Foundation, is proud of how successful the camp is.
Dr Vongbhum Vanasin, president of the Youth Development Foundation, which had initiated the project, said that the camp was organized in cooperation with the Southern Border Province Administration Center (SBPAC), and was designed to cement friendships between youngsters from the Southern provinces and other regions, and to help create leadership skills for them.
The emphasis, he said, was on showing that the young people of the three troubled provinces were not isolated, but that people from all over Thailand are always with them.
The 2nd Youth Leader Friendship Camp, which was held during the period May 3 to 10, differed from the first camp held last year in that whereas the first project placed emphasis on hotel skills, the second was more concerned with the leadership aspect.
Rungratree Thongsai talks about "Creating common sense for relationships in families and in society."
This was in evidence from the lecturers present, who had been invited from a number of universities and who focused on personal development, problem solving, setting up in business, and the relevance of religion to everyday life.
Dr Vongbhum said that the camp has been rated a success, because although there were less attendees than the first camp, the youngsters had responded extremely well to the environment and to the style of instruction.
Work is now underway on organizing the third camp, which is projected to be a larger event as it is being arranged in conjunction with the Statesman Foundation of Excellency, led by Gen Prem Tinsulanonda.
Mayor Itthipol Khunplome distributes a certificate
to one of the 45 children who attended the project.
Youngsters enjoy learning English education
their favorite teacher Cristina Tan.
Youngsters learn leadership skills at the 2nd
Youth Leader Friendship Camp Project.
Many tearful goodbyes were seen when it was time to return home.
Talent shows, games and singing are parts of the many activities during the camp.