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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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