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Peace Paragon—Little Price Boy Forest (Public benefit organization) creates children’s learning spaces for sustainable development.

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In Thailand, there is no denying that inequality is an enormous problem in both urban and rural community. In general, public manufacturers, learning centers, and playing spaces are rarely available in rural areas. Rural children do not often have an opportunity to access to those facilities and to develop as well as urban children. Therefore, a lot of unfortunate children are left with TV and smartphones, which can be negative for the child’s brain development.

Keerakin Kamnongphai, the founder of Peace Paragon—Little Price Boy Forest (Public benefit organization), wanted to tackle this inequality. He invited his friends, relatives, and colleagues who see the same problem, to create a public space which encourages child development. It is a place where rural children can learn, play, and share knowledge together.

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Peace Paragon Little Price Boy Forest (Public benefit organization)
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Message from the founder

Peace Paragon is a paragon of virtue. Like diamonds, everyone is unique in their own ways. There is no need to be like others. We can share what’s the best in each of us to advance children and, as well, our society. Also, the Little Prince here represents the endless learning of every child.

Challenges

Thailand’s inequality problem between rural and urban areas is an issue that requires immediate attention, especially in the fields of education and children/youth development. Today, children in rural areas, including orphans and neglected kids, lack a learning center to encourage their development. Aside from studying in the classroom, these children need to learn by playing and doing. Thus, for their proper growths, it is important for the children to have an accessible learning space.

Solution

Peace Paragon—Little Price Boy Forest (Public benefit organization) is a solution to the children’s inequality in rural areas: the lack of a learning center to further their development. This project aims to create a public space for development in early childhood to adolescence. Peace Paragon—Little Price Boy Forest (Public benefit organization) encourages children’s learning through various activities, such as financial support for young children, English classes, art classes, cooking classes, pottery classes, Sufficiency Economy learning, moral teachings from fairy tales, making merit and offering food to the monks, education for parents, gift sharing, and learning from nature.

In addition, the organization has built some public multifunction buildings for the community, such as Peace Paragon meeting hall, small learning building, Rock in Pine Forest dwelling house, coffee house, and many more in progress. These facilities are for any volunteers who want to share their knowledge, experience, and skills, with local children.

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Current Care

Each year, 100 children participate in Peace Paragon—Little Price Boy Forest (Public benefit organization)’s projects.

No. Full Name Position Contact Email Contact Phone
1 Keerakin Kamnongphai Founder Littleprinceboyforest@gmail.com 086-557-2213

Keerakin Kamnongphai, or Kru Konhin, graduated from Bachelor of Education Program in Early Childhood Education, Faculty of Education, Chulalongkorn University. During his last year in the university, Keerakin asked his friends and fellow students from other universities to start a new project to aid children. Therefore, by the generous support from many, Peace Paragon—Little Price Boy Forest (Public benefit organization) was founded in 2009.

Today, Keerakin is a government teacher at Nong Kham Wittayakhan School, Khon Kaen province. He continuously operates Peace Paragon—Little Price Boy Forest (Public benefit organization) for social good.

  • [2008] Outstanding Teacher Award, Faculty of Education, Chulalongkorn University
  • [2008] Good Person Award, Mr. & Miss. University - Thailand 2008, DTAC
  • Peace Ambassador Student Award, Universal Peace Federation (Thailand)
  • Consolation Prize for innovation, OBEC Awards, Office of the Basic Education Commission
  • Best Research Award for Social Innovation School Development, Hong Kong
  • Best Innovation Award for Moral Development and Inspiration in Early Childhood, OBEC Khon Kaen, District 5
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