Prem Center Visiting Schools Programs

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Prem Center Visiting Schools Programs

  1. 1. PREM CENTER PROGRAMS <ul><li>Visiting Schools Programs, Chiang Mai </li></ul><ul><li>Barge Program: Chao Phraya River, Bangkok </li></ul><ul><li>Land based programs forest, marine + cultural sites around Thailand </li></ul><ul><li>Camps and special events </li></ul>
  2. 2. Staff <ul><li>International & Thai graduates based in Bangkok and Chiang Mai </li></ul>
  3. 3. VSP vision & mission <ul><li>Challenging students to be active Global Citizens through exposure to unique educational experience </li></ul><ul><li>Surrounded by the beautiful mountains of CM, the VSP provides a safe and stimulating residential community from which participants world-wide can explore the diverse learning environment of North Thailand . Our customized experiential programs, engage participants in cultural, environmental and personal development activities, community service, and outdoor adventure. These programs expose participants to global issues at a personal level, broadening perspectives to encourage sustainable living and social responsibility </li></ul>
  4. 4. Our visitors <ul><li>Bangkok & Chiang Mai operations </li></ul><ul><li>Short stay: 3 – 5 days </li></ul><ul><li>Long stay: up to 8 weeks </li></ul><ul><li>More than 24 countries </li></ul><ul><li>Over 12000 students </li></ul>
  5. 5. Educational Goals <ul><li>C ommitment to initiate change by starting with themselves </li></ul><ul><li>A wareness of a world different from their own </li></ul><ul><li>R esponsibility to change that which is within their power </li></ul><ul><li>E mpathy with those who are different and/or less privileged </li></ul><ul><li>S kills for working in teams </li></ul>
  6. 6. Educational Experiences <ul><li>Environmental, Social & Economic Sustainability </li></ul>Environmental Economic Social SUSTAINABILITY
  7. 7. FORRU - CMU <ul><li>FO rest R estoration R esearch U nit </li></ul><ul><li>Studying about the need to propagate forests </li></ul><ul><li>Nursery skills: germination potting </li></ul><ul><li>Interpretive forest walks </li></ul>
  8. 8. Farming techniques: old & new <ul><li>Rice farming </li></ul><ul><li>Buffalo village </li></ul><ul><li>Hydroponics </li></ul><ul><li>Intensive cultivation </li></ul><ul><li>Terrace farming </li></ul><ul><li>Vegetable crops </li></ul><ul><li>Fish farm </li></ul>
  9. 9. Conservation <ul><li>Elephant center & hospital Lampang </li></ul><ul><li>Deforestation & hiking around Chiang Mai area </li></ul><ul><li>Local wisdom/rare plants </li></ul><ul><li>Queen Sirikit botanical gardens </li></ul>
  10. 10. Energy <ul><li>Geothermal Hot Springs </li></ul><ul><li>Hydroelectric Dam </li></ul><ul><li>Solar Power </li></ul>
  11. 11. Cross-cultural & interfaith awareness programs <ul><li>Arts – Dance – Music </li></ul><ul><li>Muay Thai Boxing </li></ul><ul><li>Handcraft activities </li></ul><ul><li>Food: Thai cooking class </li></ul><ul><li>Local markets </li></ul><ul><li>Khantoke Dinner </li></ul><ul><li>Buddhism </li></ul><ul><li>Thai culture </li></ul><ul><li>Temple arts </li></ul>
  12. 12. Hill tribes
  13. 13. Outdoor Adventure programs <ul><li>Trekking </li></ul><ul><li>Rock climbing </li></ul><ul><li>Bamboo rafting </li></ul><ul><li>Mountain biking </li></ul><ul><li>White-water rafting </li></ul><ul><li>Camping </li></ul>
  14. 14. Leadership & Teamwork Programs <ul><li>Working with Macdonald </li></ul><ul><li>Associates Consultancy </li></ul><ul><li>Team process </li></ul><ul><li>Work & well being </li></ul><ul><li>Team leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Team membership </li></ul><ul><li>Power & Authority </li></ul><ul><li>Values </li></ul><ul><li>Team cultures </li></ul>
  15. 15. Community Service Programs <ul><li>Orphanages </li></ul><ul><li>Constructions of playgrounds, gardens, painting </li></ul><ul><li>Work with local schools </li></ul><ul><li>Tree planting </li></ul>
  16. 16. Fieldtrip programs <ul><li>Created to meet the needs of different study programs </li></ul>IB GCSE AP Geography land use Art Biology biodiversity change with elevation Environmental systems riparian profiles population counts water quality testing
  17. 17. Barge Program <ul><li>“ Working to engage individuals & communities to take active responsibility for environments” </li></ul>
  18. 18. Community Living <ul><li>Barge crew </li></ul><ul><li>Cooking </li></ul><ul><li>Cleaning </li></ul><ul><li>Logbook </li></ul><ul><li>Entertainment </li></ul><ul><li>Model of Earth </li></ul><ul><li>Achieving by working together </li></ul>
  19. 19. Perspective clients <ul><li>Thai schools </li></ul><ul><li>International schools in Thailand </li></ul><ul><li>Oversea schools & independent groups </li></ul>
  20. 20. Education for Sustainability <ul><li>Hands on experiential environmental education </li></ul>
  21. 21. Primary programs <ul><li>Rivers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Habitats </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Communities </li></ul></ul></ul>
  22. 22. Middle years programs <ul><li>Land use mapping </li></ul><ul><li>Water quality monitoring </li></ul><ul><li>Bio diversity </li></ul>
  23. 23. Senior programs <ul><li>Investigating sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>IB Coursework </li></ul><ul><li>Mediation & conflict resolution </li></ul>
  24. 24. Teacher training <ul><li>Ranger workshop </li></ul><ul><li>MYP/PYP/IB Workshop </li></ul>
  25. 25. Forest & Mountain programs <ul><li>Where rivers begin & flow </li></ul><ul><li>Uthaitani </li></ul><ul><li>Chiang Mai </li></ul><ul><li>Khao Yai </li></ul><ul><li>Morjor jee </li></ul>
  26. 26. Marine program <ul><li>Where rivers reach the sea </li></ul><ul><li>Ranong </li></ul><ul><li>Rayong </li></ul><ul><li>Krabi </li></ul>
  27. 27. Cultural sites; settlement patterns; the role of tourism <ul><li>Ban Chiang </li></ul><ul><li>Suphanburi </li></ul><ul><li>Kanchanaburi </li></ul><ul><li>Ayutthaya </li></ul>
  28. 28. Other camps <ul><li>English through Environment programs </li></ul><ul><li>English camps Chiang Mai & Barge </li></ul><ul><li>Summer Environment & Adventure camps </li></ul><ul><li>Return to Roots </li></ul>
  29. 29. Prem Center Programs <ul><li>Provider of high quality education programs contributing to UN decade for education for sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>Providing the opportunity for student everywhere to grow as global citizens equipped to take their place in an ever challenging world </li></ul>

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