On 27th July 2012 at the Mahogany Hall, Satree Phuket High School, Phuket’s Administrative Assistant Mr.Chaiwat Theapee, Lady Nathika Wathanawekin Ang-Ubonkul – President of the National Council of Women in the King’s Patronage and Vice President Mrs.Jitrapa Soonthonpipat held a seminar ‘Disaster Training for a New Generation of Children and Youths.’ A total of 350 students, teachers and parents participated in the seminar.
Mrs.Jitrapa said “Today’s Thai society has changed a lot due to population growth and immigration. Therefore, we are now faced with problems with resource contention, the environment, economic issues, public health and medicine. Although the federal and local governments and private organization help and support us, their budget is not enough to solve the entire problems. Children, youths and women are vulnerable to physical, psychological and sexual abuse.”
The seminar was to make young people aware of the present dangers, and provide them with guidelines for prevention of problems they may face. They were given information about relevant laws as well as child & family laws. It is hoped they can play a role in today’s society and give knowledge which will benefit their families, communities, the society and the nation.