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Excessive or Essential?: The Story of Yaowawit School after the Tsunami

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Net Impact 15 Oct 2009

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Excessive or Essential?: The Story of Yaowawit School after the Tsunami

  1. 1. 18 August 2008 All Rights Reserved: Krittinee Nuttavuthisit, PhD 1 1www.sasin.edu Sharpening Minds, Shaping Leaders since 1982 YAOWAWIT SCHOOL KAPONG 2www.sasin.edu Sharpening Minds, Shaping Leaders since 1982 www.pbase.com December 26, 2004 : Thailand
  2. 2. 18 August 2008 All Rights Reserved: Krittinee Nuttavuthisit, PhD 2 3www.sasin.edu Sharpening Minds, Shaping Leaders since 1982 The toll of dead and missing from the Asian Tsunami was 305,276 according to collated figures from government and health officials. (As of Feb 21, 2005 by Reuters) In Thailand 5,395 dead… 2,845 missing… 58,550 homes destroyed, 6,824 homes damaged 882 children became orphans (As of March 2005 by Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation) 4www.sasin.edu Sharpening Minds, Shaping Leaders since 1982 www.childrensworldacademy.com
  3. 3. 18 August 2008 All Rights Reserved: Krittinee Nuttavuthisit, PhD 3 5www.sasin.edu Sharpening Minds, Shaping Leaders since 1982 Philipp Graf von Hardenberg (Founder) and Yaowawit students “The children must be able to break out of the vicious circle of poverty by receiving a fundamentally first-class school and vocational education.” www.childrensworldacademy.com 6www.sasin.edu Sharpening Minds, Shaping Leaders since 1982 www.childrensworldacademy.com
  4. 4. 18 August 2008 All Rights Reserved: Krittinee Nuttavuthisit, PhD 4 7www.sasin.edu Sharpening Minds, Shaping Leaders since 1982 Opened on April 24, 2006 with HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn in attendance www.childrensworldacademy.com 8www.sasin.edu Sharpening Minds, Shaping Leaders since 1982
  5. 5. 18 August 2008 All Rights Reserved: Krittinee Nuttavuthisit, PhD 5 9www.sasin.edu Sharpening Minds, Shaping Leaders since 1982 www.childrensworldacademy.com 10www.sasin.edu Sharpening Minds, Shaping Leaders since 1982 www.childrensworldacademy.com
  6. 6. 18 August 2008 All Rights Reserved: Krittinee Nuttavuthisit, PhD 6 11www.sasin.edu Sharpening Minds, Shaping Leaders since 1982 Current Situation: 113 children ; 10 Thai teachers + 1 foreign volunteer teacher 3 nannies, 25 staffs in admin & operation Approx. expenses 650,000 THB per month Goal: To accommodate 180 children and 50 external students by Spring 2010 www.childrensworldacademy.com 12www.sasin.edu Sharpening Minds, Shaping Leaders since 1982 Wittaya Jarusathorn, School Director “It’s getting tougher to generate many donations from abroad these days. Some people might think we are already doing well judging from our first-class facilities and these beautiful buildings so there is no need to support us. It’s like driving a Mercedes and asking for money to fill up on gas. ” QUESTION: What should Mr. Jarusathorn do to handle the situation ?
  7. 7. 18 August 2008 All Rights Reserved: Krittinee Nuttavuthisit, PhD 7 13www.sasin.edu Sharpening Minds, Shaping Leaders since 1982 14www.sasin.edu Sharpening Minds, Shaping Leaders since 1982
  8. 8. 18 August 2008 All Rights Reserved: Krittinee Nuttavuthisit, PhD 8 15www.sasin.edu Sharpening Minds, Shaping Leaders since 1982 Feasible Current Solutions Leverage upon Agriculture www.childrensworldacademy.com 16www.sasin.edu Sharpening Minds, Shaping Leaders since 1982 Feasible Current Solutions Leverage upon Tourism
  9. 9. 18 August 2008 All Rights Reserved: Krittinee Nuttavuthisit, PhD 9 17www.sasin.edu Sharpening Minds, Shaping Leaders since 1982 4 ‘S’, 6 ‘M’, and 2 ‘L’ rooms; 50-seats restaurant; Guest Lounge 18www.sasin.edu Sharpening Minds, Shaping Leaders since 1982 The Challenges • Competitive tourism market • Location far off the famous tourist destination • No luxuries e.g. spa, swimming pool • No shopping area • Market perceptions: o Discomfort with a combination of a school and a hotel o Child labor QUESTION: What should Yaowawit do to tackle the challenges?

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