A social conduct training project for students was launched at PPAO Ban Na Bon School in Tambon Chalong on June 8th 2014. The launch was hosted by PPAO Chief Advisor – Boonserm Suwannarathphoom, and attended by Head of Religious and Cultural Education – Ouiporn Sakultan, Chair of Phuket Education Council – Assoc Prof Dr Jiraporn Siritawee, Head of Ethic Development Group – Sukhumal Maliwan, Deputy Director of the school – Cholchai Tewabut, and teachers from PPAO schools. The speaker for the training course was Aksara Silpsuk.
Some segments of the Social Conduct program, entitled “Perd Jai Perd Ban San Sampan” have been ongoing since December 2013 and are scheduled to conclude in August 2014. The training focuses on developing social responsibilities and discipline in students. The target group is parents and students from Primary 3 to Primary 6, who form family units (each with one parent and one child) and who train together with the aids of teachers and psychologists. Altogether, there were 50 parents, 50 students, 20 teachers, 5 community leaders, 5 representatives from PPAO schools, and 2 psychologists.
According to Mr Bantoon, Phuket authority is committed to develop many training projects focusing on ethical conduct in young people. He cited another project called “Tong Hor,” that aims to develop a sense of honesty, frankness, and altruism in students to be a good example of the local government’s duty in driving Phuket towards becoming the “Ethical Society.”