Association for Community and Ecology Development (ACED)

The Association for Community and Ecology Development (ACED) is located near Chiang Rai in northern Thailand. ACED develops and protects the rights of ethnic minority children, youth and highland communities through education, raising ecological and cultural awareness, and promoting the sustainable management of agricultural and natural resources. ACED will celebrate 25 years of operations in 2012. The organization's objectives are: To conserve the flora, fauna and biodiversity and restore and protect natural resources in local communities; To strengthen the self-sufficiency of agricultural groups and communities; To prevent human rights violations and help children who have been victims...

Monsaengdao's rice field

Monsaengdao's rice field
The day was set for the annual planting of the rice and sure enough it rained ALL day. But the girls werre undeterred, and planted the whole field in a single day. (view small | med | large | orig)

Monsaengdao's nature trail

Monsaengdao's nature trail
The school's nature trail has a number of learning stations along its length, providing learning opportunities on specific environmental topics (view small | med | large | orig)

A picture of concentration

A picture of concentration
One of the students hard at work in class (view small | med | large | orig)

Young rice ready to plant

Young rice ready to plant
Collecting bundles of rice plants to take to the main field for planting (view small | med | large | orig)

Monsaengdao Wish Tree

Monsaengdao Wish Tree
The girls wrote messages of hope for the future and hung them on a tree to celebrate World Environment Day - 5 June 2012 (view small | med | large | orig)
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