05 April, 2013 | The NationShare
April 5, 2013
As Thailand prepares to enter the Asean Economic Community in 2015, furthering the English language skills of its people is crucial for the country to progress further. This is all the more so as English is the recognized international language.
To help take the country forward, the Aditya Birla Foundation for Community Initiatives has initiated a pilot project titled, “Train the Teachers” in collaboration with the Nation University of Thailand. This first-of-its-kind project, providing fully integrated professional development of English teachers, has been successfully completed.
Highlights of the project include:
Today, at a special function Mrs. Rajashree Birla, Chairperson, Aditya Birla Centre for Community Initiatives and Rural Development and Mr. Wisawa Sasisamit, Governor of Angthong will award “Train the Teachers Certificates” to these 17 teachers.
Over time, thousands of Thai children will benefit from the project, ultimately becoming the truly global citizens that Thailand and Asean need.