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          EGAT collaborated with Thailand Environment Institute (TEI) holding the event “Borderless World of Knowledge” to create a better understanding in power and environment among the youth that would become the vital resource of the society in the future.

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          On December 8, 2015, Mr. Saharath Boonpotipukde, Deputy Governor – Corporate Social Affairs, chaired the opening ceremony of “Borderless World of Knowledge” and granted awards to academic institutes that supported student potential in various aspects under the project called “EGAT Model Schools: Source of Knowledge for Sustainable World”. The event was held at Sirindhorn Science Home, Thailand Science Park, Pathum Thani Province.

 

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          The Deputy Governor said that for 46 years, apart from generating electrical power to enhance the quality of life of Thai people and the growth of economy, EGAT joined in developing society and conserving environment through various social projects that developed the competency of the youth who would lead the nation in the future. The projects to develop the youth were Green School Project raising awareness of energy-saving and Move World Together Project enhancing the creative thinking to create the innovation that was beneficial for the society.

 

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          EGAT Model Schools: Source of Knowledge for Sustainable World, the coordination between EGAT and TEI, was another project that aimed to develop the youth living in the vicinity of EGAT power plants and dams. The youth was instilled with the knowledge on energy and environment. The event, “Borderless World of Knowledge”, gave the opportunity for the youth to share knowledge and experience gained from the project participation, which would be further disseminated to the bigger society.

 

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          Dr. Kwanrudee chotichanataweewong, Advisor of TEI said that TEI was comprised of qualified committee members in the fields of education, energy, and environment that would assess the academic institutes. The assessment was divided into 5 phases: youth’s learning competency, behavior change, household motivation, community motivation, and society motivation. The result showed that the institutes that joined the project could be the source of knowledge on energy and environment for the youth, household, and community, which was beyond the expectation. The knowledge could be further extended to local plant species conservation, renewable energy, waste management, and environmental-friendly products such as fermented fertilizer from leaves, multipurpose liquid soap, and invention from recycled waste.

          EGAT and TEI found that a factor leading to the success of the project was teachers who could enhance the understanding of the students to apply what they had learned in practice. The students then could further communicate to their parents and communities. The knowledge and experience were also passed on to the next generation. At the end of the project, the students had a chance to present the knowledge they were interested in with 7-minute and 1-minute videos so that the knowledge would be spread to the wide society.

          “Borderless World of Knowledge” was held on December 8-9, 2015. There were many learning activities including the panel discussion, special lecture, seminar, and site visit. In the event, the reward and certificate granting ceremony was also held.