From now on... our future will change
It's time to change education... to meet the needs and dreams of students
Every child has a dream, but not everyone is able to achieve their dreams. Many Thai children do not have access to education or the opportunity to learn the skills necessary to develop and continue on their chosen career paths. According to the latest report by the International Labour Organization, there are 1.3 million people between the ages 15-21 that are currently not enrolled in a school or employed in a job. This can affect a nation’s social and economic growth. Furthermore, Thailand is moving towards an aging society and will inevitably come to rely more on teenagers and people of working age. Thus, Thailand has an urgent need to develop its youth with the knowledge and skills that are essential to the future of the country. This includes achieving the 20-year national strategy, the ASEAN Vision 2025, and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
UNICEF Thailand started the “Dare to Dream: Empowering Dreams and Changing the Future” campaign to create an open space for Thai youth across the country to express themselves and their opinions on education, skill sets, and what is required to prepare them for the future. The youth can do this by participating in an online poll. Their responses and comments will be collected and compiled in a report that will help improve the current curriculum of the Thai education system. Such as life and career skills, and other new skills that are within parameters of Thailand’s national development goals. This is a joint effort between UNICEF Thailand, the Office of Basic Education Commission, the Faculty of Education, Kasetsart University, and the Right to Play Foundation. The aim is to cater to the needs of students today, appeal to potential employers, develop the Thai education system further, and overall improve the lives of Thai youth.
By giving a chance for
the youth to participate and express themselves on topics that directly affect their lives in the “Dare to Dream” campaign, UNICEF Thailand is committed to upholding children’s rights - as put forward by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC or UNCRC), which has also been the fundamental basis of UNICEF’s work and direction for over 30 years!
Online poll results
Tune in to the sound of your dreams and make them a reality.
When a young boy dreams of becoming a DJ, but reality has yet caught up with his plans!
If you’re brave enough to think it, you’re brave enough to actually make your dreams come true.
A girl who wants to invent technology to save the environment needs to re-invent her skills first!
Enough with the talking, the future is in your hands.
A boy who wants to share stories online, has to change is offline reality to make it happen.
Dare to Dream Fest
“Dare to Dream Fest: Empowering Dreams and Changing the Future” is an event promoting the skills of the future and will be held on Saturday, November 30, 2019 from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm at Lido Connect, Bangkok. The event is part of the “Dare to Dream” campaign and is an open space for students from all over the country to gather and exchange their experiences and opinions about the Thai education system, and the skills they need to have for their future. The event will feature talk sessions from various young speakers and experts who will share their successful and inspiring stories. It will also include a brain hack activity for participants to share their ideas about education, and exhibition booths from various organizations. Finally, don’t miss our mini-concert featuring IRONBOY, PILLS, DJ FAHSAI, and more that will totally rock the stage!
Dare to Be Heard
“Dare to Be Heard: Say it loud, say it proud” is a stage for our esteemed youth speakers who will share their stories on the training and skill development that has helped them succeed, both personally and professionally. We have invited nine speakers from all over Thailand, including Hub, the inventor of an application to help those with hearing disabilities, Lily, an environmental activist, Madeow, a fashion icon who incorporated Thai culture elements in her style and designs, and Peach Pachara, a famous actor with his own business. Meet them in person from 10:00 am - 12:15 pm at the Lido Theater 2 (registration at 9:00 am).
Dare to Unlock
“Dare to Unlock: Ask the pros”, is an exclusive Q&A session for teenagers to find out everything they want to know from experts in different fields with experience from different industries, such as NGO and social entrepreneurs, private enterprises, start-ups and SMEs, and the entertainment industry. Join us from 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm at Lido Theater 2.
Dare to Imagine
“Dare to Imagine” is a session for students between the ages of 13-24 which aims to “hack their brains” and find a solution to the current problems in Thai education and the curriculum. The ideas and suggestions from this workshop will be compiled into a report to help improve the Thai education system in the future. Participants will receive a certificate and souvenir from UNICEF Thailand. The workshop will run from 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm at Lido Theater 2 (registration starts at 2:00 pm).
How can you get there?
By your own car
Rama 1 road, Pathuman district, Bangkok 10330, on the same side as Siam Square, opposite Siam Paragon
You can park at
◘ Siam One
- Free parking for first 15 minutes
- 20 baht per hour
◘ Siam Square
- Free parking for first 15 minutes
- First hour for 10 baht
- 2-4 hours, 20 baht per hour
- 5 hours and above, 30 baht per hour
◘ Siamkit building
- 1-4 hours, 10 baht per hour
- 5 hours and above, 20 baht per hour
By public bus
Bus no. 15 The Mall Tha Phra-Bang Lamphu
Bus no. 40 Sai Tai- Talad Lam Salee
Bus no. 48 Ramkamhaeng 2-Wat Phra Chet Phon (Wat Pho)
Bus no. 501 Minburi-Hualumphong
Bus no. 508 Pak Nam – Tha Ratchawong
Bus no. 54 Wongklom Huaykwang
Bus no. 73 Huaykwang- Saphan Phut
Bus no. 73ก Pho Kaew-Saphan Phut
Bus no. 79 Phuttamonthon Sai 2- Ratchaprasong