12 Companies and MoE Thailand got together to Transform Basic Education : CONNEXT ED Programme

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The Prime Minister has chaired a signing ceremony to kick off CONNEXT ED: The Leadership Program for Sustainable Education, initiated under a civil-state effort designed to enhance basic education and create future leaders.

Mr. Supachai Chearavanont, Vice Chairman of the Charoen Pokphand Group and President & Chief Executive Officer of True Corporation PCL, head of the private-sector team for the program, as well as top executives of the network of 12 private-sector organizations jointly signed the memorandum at Santi Matri Building, Government House on 20 June 2016. The project brings together Thailand’s private-sector organizations to work together with the state sector and civil society to upgrade basic education and leadership development.

The CONNEXT ED Program marks a turning point for propelling Thailand’s basic education systematically as top executives of the 12 corporate organizations will be serving as school sponsors providing funding and consulting to school partners selected from public-minded young professionals finishing leadership training.

They will collaborate with educational administrators under the Civil State Project (Pracharat) to support and plan sustainable education development for 3,342 schools nationwide in an initial phase by 2016 and 7,424 schools in every sub-district of the country in the following 3 years (by the end of 2019).

The twelve private-sector organizations co-founding CONNEXT ED Program:

1. Siam Commercial Bank PCL 7. PTT PCL
2. Thai Beverage PCL 8. Central Group of Companies
3. Siam Cement PCL 9. Berli Jucker PCL
4. Bangkok Bank PCL 10. Charoen Pokphand Foods PCL
5. Mitr Phol Sugar Corporation Limited 11. CP All PCL
6. Thai Union Frozen Products PCL 12. True Corporation PCL

 

Sources:

–          News from the Royal Thai Government (Thai)

–          VDO clip from the National News Bureau of Thailand (English)

–          News from 4-traders.com