Core Competency: job skills for rural Thai youth

by Warm Heart Worldwide, Inc
Core Competency: job skills for rural Thai youth

Project Report | Feb 17, 2023
Engaging our Community

By Evelind Schecter | Project Leader

Students engaged, Informal Ed high school English
Students engaged, Informal Ed high school English

With the school year well underway, the Upskills program has been out in the community, engaging new audiences.  We now have weekly classes with a group of students at Informal Ed, where Finn is engaging our target audience of high school-level students. He has another class at the central agricultural cooperative offices, working with young professionals looking to improve their customer service skills to expand the reach of the cooperatives.  A group of shopkeepers is organizing a class, a result of the barista and mocktails workshops Finn ran in Phrao. 

The students at Informal Ed are ages 14 and up, most dropping out after 6th or 9th grade due to higher costs and family demands for income contribution. Most work during the day and attend evening classes to complete their high school equivalency.  

Finn continues to engage the children at Warm Heart, particularly the teenagers, in short programs to think about personal goals and any obstacles they see in their way.  With our younger children he has been making learning English fun, to capture their interest while they are still open to language acquisition.  For Children's Day in January, he ran English games at the Sub-district event for all the children from kindergarten through 9th grade.  The children had a great time, ranging from the alphabet to bingo with categories of words.

Thank you for sticking with us, as this program evolves. Finn is an engaging teacher and is succeeding with a wide range of students.  Your gift will go on giving as these students go out into the world with essential skills.

Best wishes for the months ahead!

Dana, Evelind, Michael and Finn

Mocktail workshop poster
Mocktail workshop poster
Classes at Ag Coop office
Classes at Ag Coop office
Children's Day English Games
Children's Day English Games
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Warm Heart Worldwide, Inc

Location: Phrao, Chiang Mai - Thailand
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Twitter: @WarmHeartOrg
Project Leader:
Michael Shafer
Phrao , Chiang Mai Thailand

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