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Mindventure: When passion becomes profession

Feeling lost is, somehow, a part of life. The sense of loss may relate to education, work, or relationship. This feeling often blocks your feeling and emotion. Back in 2016, this kind of feeling occurred to Kangsom-Chanakarn Kachonseree as well. At that time she was a high school student, the turning point of many aspects […]

Youth Co:Lab story: IY4SD – Modern Indigenous weaving product to promote understanding towards Gender, Indigenous people and livelihood

  Mae Sam Laep Village, Sop Moei District, Mae Hong Son Province has an unique characteristic. It is located on the Thai-Burma border, the Salween River serves as a borderline. In 1994, the village area was declared a part of the Salween National Park. The modern forest conservation regulations have left profound impacts on the […]

Youth Co:Lab story: HINT – Resolving Students’ Insolvability

Studying in class alone may not always give 100% understanding and not everyone is comfortable with raising hands in the middle of the class. Therefore, many need supporters outside the classroom, be it asking questions from friends, tutoring or asking from their parents. However, these options are not available for everyone. Additionally, Covid-19 pandemic has […]

Learning journey of Youth Co:Lab 2020

Experienced by youth, Initiated by youth, and the solutions by youth is the idea of the Youth Co:Lab, the always sphere for youth to create social innovation. ​The severe global issues, the pandemic of the COVID-19, have made it easy for the organizer to select the theme that fits the society’s current challenges. The theme, […]

Young People, Economy, and the COVID-19: The Economic Crisis Expanding to Multi-dimension Difficulties of Youth Life

  “More than 8 in 10 children and young people in Thailand said they were anxious that the COVID-19 pandemic would affect their household income.” “23 percent of young people who either had permanent jobs or worked part-time is reported unemployed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.” This is the fact collected from more than 6,000 children and […]

Youths in a time of Corona Virus (Covid-19)

Surveying Youth Free-Time It’s prevalent that people are encouraged to stay at home during COVID-19 . Additionally, many schools, public spaces and activity space are temporarily closed. These factors have made people, especially kids and youths, have so much time at home. The UNICEF and its partners’ survey findings on Covid-19 Impacts to Youths showed […]

How Covid-19 affects Youth?

  Covid-19, in some ways, is affecting everyone including children and youth. The Children and youth’s worriness have stemmed from different issues, from physical health, mental health, education challenges to economy regression. UNICEF together with The Children and Youth Council of Thailand, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and United Nations Population Fund(UNFPA) surveyed 6,771 individuals […]

“Media for Citizenship Application Team” Youth from Chiang Mai who fight for stateless people’s rights

To build their own identity, stateless people have to face several obstacles for example “the process takes too much time”, “many cases are being avoided and postponed”, “high expenses” “exploitation by middlemen.” These are the reasons why 3 stateless youth from Chiang Mai ; Chart – Suchart Ingtha, Eak – Pathiparn Nalong and Tee – […]

‘Local Chef’s to Peace Project’ make peace between Thai-Buddhist, Muslim and Thai-Chinese in the South though local food.

  In the midst of South Thailand insurgency, many departments are finding solutions to end the conflict including this group of youth from the South ; Phadlee Tohday, Arafa Buerangae, Iskanda Kuno, Tarmeesee Anansai, the winner from Youth Co:Lab Thailand 2019 competition. They are determined to change disagreements into peace among the turmoil in the […]

When Global Climate is Collapsing. Here are 4 things you should know from “COP25” Conference.

We can’t deny that in the past several years, global climate has rapidly changed, since the overall temperature has already increased by 1.1°C. The matter has caused destructive impacts on many lives as we can see the occurrence of several natural disasters all over the world. If we continue to ignore, the temperature is expected […]

Lessons from “National Dialogue”: Live with Understandings and Stop Hate Speech

Youth Co:Lab has opened up new experiences for youths from across the country, who attended the event on 1-3 November 2019. The 10 teams had an opportunity to discuss initiatives on how youths can contribute to conflict prevention and how to live with understandings and diversity. They also had an opportunity to be part of […]

Youth Co:Lab Thailand 2019: What we learned from the social innovation challenge that Leave No One Behind

Youth is an age full of energy and creativity. Nowadays, youth is not only thought of as the beneficiaries, but also has a role as ‘Driver’ of sustainable development. One of the most important things that allow young people to take part as an agent of change is to create a space in the society […]

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