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Living University Internship Program 2011

Friday, 17 June 2011 10:11

The Mae Fah Luang Foundation under Royal Patronage welcomes 11 Thai and foreign students to join the 2011.

   

The interns (from left to right) : พิชญา ไกรกีรติก้อง, Stacey Pellegrino, Angie Patricia Palacios, พลณัฏฐ กิตติอัครเสถียร, Alejandro Roche, Claudia Nunez Sanudo, ปุณยาวีร์ บุญใจ, ชัยวัฒน์ วุฒินิติกรกิจ, มาริษา คณานุรักษ์, ยุวดี รุ่งเรืองระยับกุล, Theodore Thanat Chatjaval, Katherin McFarland

       The Mae Fah Luang Foundation under Royal Patronage welcomes 11 Thai and foreign students to join the 2011 Internship Program at the Doi Tung Development Project from June to August 2011.The Mae Fah Luang’s Living University offers the internship program for students from all over the world to come and learn the principle and the practice of SALD development and applied the knowledge in their projects on Tourism for the residents of Doi Tung.Five foreign students from Columbia and Harvard Universities and six Thai students from Chulalongkorn and Thammasat Universities have been accepted for this, the second year, of the internship program. They are learning in depth about the Foundation’s Sustainable Alternative Livelihood Development (SALD) approach and working with Doi Tung residents and project staff to apply it to the development of tourism at Doi Tung. 

       The Foundation organized a study tour for the first week of the internship program, from the 6th to the 11th June 2011. The interns visited various sites of the Doi Tung Development Project and nearby areas, among them the reforestation projects in Puna and Pang Mahan, the macadamia processing plant, the cottage industry training centre and outlet, the Kha Yang school, and the child development centre, as well as the 2 other flagship projects of the Foundation, the Hall of Opium in Chiang Saen and the Mae Fah Luang Art and Cultural Park in Chiang Rai city. The interns also had discussions with residents and project staff to learn firsthand how the Princess Mother’s initiatives and development work have changed the lives of the people of Doi Tung.