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UNESCO to empower non-formal education students through Neuro Linguistic technique

07.05.2013

Bangkok, 7 May 2013 – UNESCO Bangkok will organize the Youth Empowerment “Unleash Your Power and Achieve Success & Happiness” workshop for non-formal education students on Sunday 12 May 2013 from 10.00-17.00 hrs at Thailand Knowledge Park (TK Park), 8th Floor, CentralWorld, Bangkok. Media and general public are kindly invited.

About 100 non-formal education students from community learning centres across Bangkok under the Office of the Non-Formal and Informal Education (ONIE) will be attending to learn how to use Neuro Linguistic Programing (NLP) technique, an approach to communication, personal development, and psychotherapy to improve different aspects of lives, including relationships, career, emotional intelligence and confidence.

Mr. Ichiro Miyazawa, Programme Specialist of UNESCO Bangkok said: “NLP is practiced by business persons and athletes to enhance their performance over the world. It is a good opportunity for students to know how this technique functions and apply it for their life and work.”

This training will be conducted by Mr. Sebastien Leblond, President of NLP Top Coach (with Thai translation) at no cost. Please see programme below.

UNESCO’s Youth Empowerment through Mobile Learning Project in collaboration with the Ministry of Education aims at supporting youth especially non-formal education students to obtain life skills, find their own potentials and continuously develop their capacities for lifelong learning.

The project as a learning programme consists of three approaches: (1) daily mobile learning via SMS with empowerment and necessary life skills contents, (2) meet and greet with coaches, mentors and successful people for empowerment, and (3) monthly meetings in community learning centres to discuss topics based on the given information on SMS messages and in seminars. 

After UNESCO organized the Youth Empowerment Workshop in Chiang Rai in May 2011, in September, UNESCO in collaboration with ONIE and TK Park successfully organized two Youth Empowerment events in Bangkok in September and November 2012 which more than 200 non-formal education students participated in the meet and greet with Actress ‘Min’ Pichaya Wattanamontri, Doctor and Actor ‘Kong’ Soravich Suboon, Paralympic Games gold medalist ‘Saysunee Jana’ and Actress ‘Toey’ Jarinporn Joonkiat.
UNESCO also interviewed influential personalities in Thailand such as ‘Yaya’ Urassaya Sperbund, ‘Pe’ Arak Amornsupasiri and ‘Opal’ Panisara Phimpru for UNESCO website and Youth Empowerment Facebook to share their experiences, to encourage and empower youths to believe in themselves, and to give tips for life and the importance of education.

For further information on the project, related news and interviews please see the link below:
www.unescobkk.org/news/article/thai-heartthrob-yaya-says-education-is-the-most-important/ or contact Sowirin Chuanprapun (s.chuanprapun@unesco.org) Tel: 66 2 391 0577.

For media and press who wish to attend the event, please contact Rojana Manowalailao (r.manowalailao@unesco.org) Tel: 66 81 825 2188

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UNESCO Bangkok Press Release 2013