On September 24, 2021, Asst. Prof. Jiraphat Nawarat, Dr. Charupa Lektip, School of Allied Health Sciences, the staff from the Center for Academic Service and the employees working under the project of University to Tambon (U2T) visited Ban Aow Bon community, Tha Paya subdistrict, Pak Phanang district, Nakhon Si Thammarat province to provide health consultation in terms of promoting the production and economy in the community. It was implemented through giving the result of health assessment and providing knowledge about the prevention of workplace accidents, such as stretching exercises to reduce physical injury. The community was one of the target areas under the University to Tambon project subsidized by the Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation and there were representatives from Koh Pet subdistrict and Na Saton subdistrict, Hua Sai district, Nakhon Si Thammarat participating the activity. Furthermore, the staff with the locals organized an activity which was releasing blue crabs back to nature for aquatic animal resource conservation (SDG14) supported by National Research Council of Thailand (NRCT) and created video clips titled “the prevention of occupational” and “Breathing Exercises to Increase Lung Capacity” as a knowledge transfer to be applied in career enhancement.
Incidentally, this event was aimed at developing the organizational capacity of subdistrict that complied with 16 subdistrict development goals of the project of University to Tambon referenced from Prof. Emeritus Prawase Wasi. Moreover, Walailak University had implemented all activities which were in accordance with two of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as the Global Goals. The first was goal 3: Good health and well-being. The goal aims at ensuring healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages, especially reducing the number of deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air, water and soil pollution and contamination and strengthening the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risks. The another was goal 14: Life below water. It focuses on conserving and using the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development, including managing and protecting marine and coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts. The Center for Academic Service was really grateful to the staff of teachers, communities and representatives from various organizations for making the event successful.