Sem Pringpuangkeo Foundation

Vocational and Agricultural Training

The roles of agricultural and vocational trainings are important in terms of supporting children in the mission areas to learn how to gain income from what they already have in the community which can lead to the real poverty reduction.

It has long been demonstrated especially in the north of Thailand that agriculture can contribute to poverty reduction than any other sector. For Sem Foundation, supporting agriculture to AIDS orphans means allowing these children to produce more and producing more means having better farming, having good access to technology which is seeds, inputs and bio-fertilizers. But in order to achieve these they need financial resources and they need to be organized very well and that was the concern brought the foundation to set up this program to support the household agricultural production to be the first step of reducing poverty in the group of AIDS orphans.

Every year, selected students received support funding from the program to invest in their household farming while students joined the training provided. The program thus benefits to many children and their family members. To produce clean and organic products for consuming and selling, well-management is essential. Students have learned to take care of their farming, to solve problems and to plan for marketing their products.

This program of sustainable agriculture can not only overcome hunger and poverty, but can address other challenges from climate change to the loss of biodiversity.

Vocational training is one of the keys to assist children to improve their lives. It focuses on practical applications of skills learned, and is generally unconcerned with too much theory or traditional academic skills. A large part of the education in vocational schools is hands-on training. Vocational training thus provides a link between education and the working world.

Vocational training projects for HIV/AIDS affected children are now allowing students to gain self-confidence participate in daily economic activity and learn a means to make a living. According to those involved in the activities, these underprivileged children become more involved in social activities.



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