July 11th is world population day

Today is a day to remember, celebrate and focus our attention on population issues around the world. Population topics such as family planning, human rights, education, maternal health, child health, reproductive health, poverty, gender equality, and many others, are important issues as the global population increases. Each year, the total population grows by approximately 83 million people and it is expected to reach 8.6 billion in 2030.

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English as an Opener

Monday April, 23 is #EnglishLanguageDay and we're thinking about all the ways that English helps bridge the opportunity gap. As a world language, English opens up educational and vocational avenues for people who may otherwise be faced with a lack of opportunity. To native speakers of English, this might seem simplistic, so let us share the story of what learning English can do…

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Keys to the Car + Driving Lessons

Suppose someone bought your 13-year-old self a band-new shiny car with all of the bells and whistles one can imagine. Pretty awesome, right? Now let’s say that buying the car is all they did for you. No how-to tutorial. No driving lessons. Sure - you could make a go of it. You might bounce off a few things, but deep in your heart you’d know that you’re not getting the most out of this new machine you’ve been gifted.

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People Matter: what it takes to influence a nation

What does it take to influence a nation?

Imagine Thailand believes that people are the major influencers of a nation, it’s culture, it’s values, and its future.  So we, as an organization and as individuals within that organization, dedicate an immense amount of resources toward the people in this country. 

Because people matter, and that matters to us.

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The Lingua Franca at Entrance

For native speakers of English, it feels like we can cheat linguistically around the world. There is often someone, somewhere who can offer assistance in our mother tongue. Here in Thailand, there is a resurgence in the value placed on learning English. The Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) has decided that English will be it’s unifying language. And just like that, there is a felt need to move beyond the jargon specific to one’s field of study and build confidence in free-flow conversation and everyday life (in English, of all languages).

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