The South East Asia Center (SEAC) has launched an education initiative based on the Finnish model in 12 Thai schools, while trying to inspire widespread educational reform across the region.
The community-based, educational and social service organization announced its cooperation with Code School Finland. Aringya Thaloengsri, SEAC chief capability officer and managing director, says it had been carefully selected from 94 institutions around the world.
“With the strength of Finnish education, and this coding school’s reputation for a world-leading education model, I believe that the partnership can only help to improve and develop Thai educational standards, so our children have every opportunity to grow up to be quality adults and be prepared in every dimension for the working world.”
The curriculum not only focuses on hard skills such as coding, AI or robotics but also the soft skills such as learning techniques, critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, communication, business skills and user-centric ideas.
Jyri Järviaho, Finnish ambassador to Thailand, says this is a positive and timely step with education in its current state of flux.
“Finland has a long tradition of investing and developing its education system.”
In the Worldwide Education for the Future Index, Finland ranks number one.
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As Bob Hope put it, “My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others. Come to think of it, why do we have to wait for Christmas to do that?”
In this Thai PBS World interview, Finland’s Ambassador to Thailand, Mr Jyri Järviaho, talks about the Finnish education, circular economy, and the Thai-Finnish cooperation.
Bangkok Patana School has started a trial program with ATK test kits for staff coming onto the school campus. The goal is to provide a safe, staggered, and controlled return to school for all staff and students.
The trial will help the school to set proper processes in place for the hopeful return of students to the campus in limited groups. Strict COVID-19 measures remain in place including social distancing with a reduction of all unnecessary contact across classes and teams, regular deep cleaning, and protective health and wellbeing measures.
Vaccination rates and ATK testing will also be factored into the reopening approval and planning. Currently 85% of the staff on campus are fully vaccinated and 99% of the staff have at least one vaccine.
Should the application be granted, Bangkok Patana hopes to bring back students over a period of weeks in small groups and with ATK testing kits to be sent home with students for testing at home.
Afghanistan and Taliban takeover in Kabul– update 20.08.2021
More than 5.000 Expatriates, international staff and locals have been evacuated from Afghanistan from Kabul International Airport via military organized flights, since the Taliban seized government control in Afghanistan earlier this week.
Although the overall situation and government transition of control to the Taliban remains largely peaceful and with some government offices reopening in Herat for example, there have been reports of incidences of violence, casualties and protests so the situation remains unstable. There has reportedly been around forty casualties at the Kabul Airport since Monday and there are still people unaccounted for as people attempted to make their way to the airport.
Euro-Center Thailand are in frequent contact with our main providers including clinics registered solely in Afghanistan, whom have confirmed to us that they are still operating with local Afghan staff. Internationally linked providers, hospitals and clinics are otherwise affected and with a significant degree of even complete closures of their facilities. In general our preferred providers outside Kabul are currently not reachable or cannot be considered secure.
Although the day-to-day situation can change with short or no notice we always have available options in order to provide assistance. Emergent cases are managed very much case by case and always with focus on an evacuation. We also have supported partners in finding flight solutions.
Euro-Center Thailand is continuing to monitor the situation and we will provider further updates in a timely manner.
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Bangkok Patana School wants to congratulate its students on their (I)GCSE results. Their resilience showed with an overall pass rate of 96 percent.
Like most of their peers in Thailand and around the world, this cohort has had the challenge of learning off campus for a large portion of this two-year course. Still, almost three-quarters of the grades (73.85 percent) were A* – A / 9 to 7 and 12 students received nine or more A*/9 to 8. 87.4 percent of the grades awarded were A* – B / 9 to 6.
Congratulations to our hard-working students on their tremendous achievement given all the extraordinary challenges they have faced over the last two years!
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has declared that Thailand will fully reopen its borders within four months. The country will be also ready to begin welcoming fully vaccinated foreign tourists, starting with Phuket on 1 July.
“The time has now come for us to look ahead and set the date on which we can fully open our country and start welcoming visitors, because it is one of the important ways by which we can start to reduce the enormous suffering of people who have lost their incomes,” Mr. Prayut says.
“I know this decision comes with some risks because, when we open the country, there will be an increase in infections, no matter how good our precautions may be, but I think, when we consider the economic needs of people, the time has now come for us to take a calculated risk. The priorities for our country must now advance to the next level.”
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