World Tourism Day 2018 Resonates in Thailand
July 11th is world population day
September 27th is World Tourism Day. It seems appropriate that we take note of it as:
1. We are head-quartered in the most touristed city in the world
2. We host many international volunteers who come to be part of what we do here in Thailand and
3. We believe that travel and exploration are truly some of the greatest educational tools to bring about positive change.
English as an Opener
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.
Keys to the Car + Driving Lessons
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…
The 2017 wrap up
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.
People Matter: what it takes to influence a nation
Before he was the famous Apple CEO, Steve Jobs wrote a book titled “The Journey is the Reward.” The idea behind that book title was not an original thought, however it does have great insight and relevance for many who struggle to live fully in each moment. The reminder to appreciate each step of the journey is apt.
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.