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UNESCO’s meet and greet with Paralympic Games gold medalist ‘Saysunee’ and Actress ‘Toey’ Jarinporn for non-formal students

Bangkok, 14 November 2012 – UNESCO Bangkok will organize the 2nd Youth Empowerment’s meet and greet for non-formal education students with Paralympic Games gold medal wheelchair fencer ‘Saysunee Jana’ and Actress ‘Toey’ Jarinporn Joonkiat on Sunday 18 November 2012 from 13.00-15.00 at Thailand Knowledge Park (TK Park), 8th Floor, CentralWorld, Bangkok. Media and general public are kindly invited.


Saysunee Jana (©

'Toey’ Jarinporn Joonkiat (©

About 200 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 these famous people have become successful to get inspired and receive valuable advice for their own self-motivation and to make lifelong learning their own habit. 

The event will also include an Empower Youth talk: The Ultimate Goals by “Coach Doeng” Thanat Shodladd, President of Reflector, an inspirational coach on self- development and life skills. 

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 2012, UNESCO in collaboration with ONIE and TK Park successfully organized the first Youth Empowerment event in Bangkok where more than 75 non formal education students participated in the meet and greet with Actress ‘Min’ Pichaya Wattanamontri and Doctor and Actor ‘Kong’ Soravich Suboon. UNESCO also interviewed famous Thai actors and actresses 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: or contact Sowirin Chuanprapun ( Tel: 66 2 391 0577.  

For media and press who wish to attend the event, please contact Rojana Manowalailao ( Tel: 66 81 825 2188  ( Tel: 02-391-0577.  

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UNESCO Bangkok Press Release 2012