On Thursday, 3 February 2022, The Center for Academic Services, Walailak University, Mr. Faisol Yeekob, Director of Chumchonmai School and Chumchonmai School teachers, arranged a meeting to discuss the development of the teaching model, which promotes integrating the Sufficiency Economy Philosophy at Chumchonmai School, Thai Buri subdistrict, Tha Sala district, Nakhon Si Thammarat.
The development is a project operated for three years by The Center for Academic Services, Walailak University, to provide academic services to develop the surrounding communities and help in solving communal problems. The momentous project aims at encouraging nutritious, safe, and sufficient food for the students, educational management functions, and the development of instructional media adhering to the Philosophy of Sufficiency Economy and entrepreneurial skills for local residents. In addition, it is not only applied at the school but has been extended to other surrounding schools.
This project operates in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of SDG 1: No Poverty, ending poverty in all its forms everywhere, SDG 2: Zero Hunger, ending hunger, achieving food security and improved nutrition, and promoting sustainable agriculture, SDG 3: Good Health and Well-being, ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being for all at all ages, SDG 4: Quality Education, ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and promoting lifelong learning opportunities for all and SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals, establishing cooperation with relevant agencies.
In the meeting, the staff clarified the project operational guidelines and discussed with Mr. Faisol Yeekob to further the project. Walailak University and Chumchonmai School have the determination to drive the school towards the model school of the Philosophy of Sufficiency Economy, enhance all-level professionals at the Sufficiency Economy Learning Center, instructional innovation, and sufficiency economy curriculum and collaborate with the network partners such as Tha Sala District Agricultural Office in promoting young farmers in the school.
The staff will bring the data relevant for future analysis in knowledge transfer and consultation on the Philosophy of Sufficiency Economy to the surrounding schools.