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Financial Enterprise Celebration Day
Bangkok, Thailand – Right To Play Thailand Foundation supported by Master Card Worldwideorganized a special event called Financial Enterprise Celebration Day at the Sirindhorn Juvenile Vocational Training Center. The most important activity on this Celebration Day is a market-like event for children to showcase their enterprise projects, experience the buying and selling of products and to reflect the skills – managing the money and their entrepreneurship skills. This event was acquired through Financial Fitness and Livelihoods Program which were provided to participants in June 2013. The purpose of this event is not only raising the importance of managing money wisely but also empowering them with essential financial skills related to decision making, responsibility and negotiation.
There are 4o youths from the Sirindhorn Juvenile Vocational Training Center attendedthe Financial Fitness and Livelihoods Program with Right To Play.Prior to the preparation for the Financial Fitness Celebration Day, all participants including youth, teachers and youth center staffin the program were provided with skills and knowledge in financial literacy, financial management and core components of entrepreneurship. They were given tools to analyze the entire components needed to start up their own business project such as 5Ps Marketing components (Product, Price, Place, Promotion, and People) and were taught how to calculate cost and profit.
Our honorable guests on the actual Financial Fitness Celebration day are Ms. PaiwanRattanabawon, the Head of Inspector from the Department of Juvenile Observation and Protection; as well as Mr. SaereeChiawcharn, the Director of the Sirindhorn Juvenile Vocational Training Center and Mr. MookdaAbhipitiworakul, the Director of Public Health Division from Khlong Yong Sub-district Municipality. This event also brought together200 youths from other juvenile vocational training center, together with 80 teachers and officers who are participants under the program.
During the opening ceremony of the Financial Fitness Celebration day, Ms. PaiwanRattanabawon, the Head of Inspector from the Department of Juvenile Observation and Protection and Mr. Ernesto Rebustillo, Regional Training Officer from Right To Play had delivered an opening speech to participants. After theopening speech session, there were four creative stage performances from groups of youth. They came from different Juvenile Vocational Training Center:
– Contemporary Thai dance from the Sirindhorn Juvenile Vocational Training Center,
– B-Boying dance from theSirindhorn Juvenile Vocational Training Center,
– Thai tomtom dance fromBan MutitaYouth Rehabilitation Center for Boys,
– Gangnam style cover dance from Ban PraneeYouth Rehabilitation Center for Girls,
Almost 300 people were participated and support the youth in generating the income for selling food and beverage in market-like event. There were total of 6 stallswhich wereorganized and decorated by the 6 different groups of youth – fruit stall, icecream stall, Thai style BBQ stall, fried chicken stall, soft drink stall and toaststall. All groups of children came up with various ideas for promoting and marketing by using the tools that they have learnt. Furthermore,Right To Play also had its own booth in order to provide financial education to people who were interested. The Right To Play’s educational booth was mainly organized by youths who were volunteers to run the activities and games for the participants. Thechildren managed the whole event by themselves with Right To Play staffs supported in leading the process.
About Right To Play
Right To Play is a global organization that uses the transformative power of play to educate and empower children facing adversity. Through playing sports and games, Right To Play helps children in more than 20 countries to build essential life skills and better futures, while driving lasting social change. Founded in 2000 by four-time Olympic gold medalist and social entrepreneur Johann Olav Koss, Right To Play is headquartered in Toronto, Canada,and has national offices in Canada, the Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, the United States and regional offices in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and South America. Its programs are facilitated by 590 international staff and nearly 12,000 volunteer Coaches.
Right To Play Thailand Foundation was registered in Thailand in 2007 and implements programs for school children, vulnerable youth, youth delinquents, migrant children and refugee children in Thailand using sport and play as an innovative and dynamic learning tool within a comprehensive and holistic approach to education and life skills development.
To learn more about Right To Play, please visit www.righttoplay.or.th
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