01 September 2023

YPAB 2023 members

The Young People Advisory Board (YPAB) of UNICEF Thailand serves as a critical sounding board for UNICEF Thailand, guiding the planning, implementation, and monitoring of UNICEF's priority initiatives. They ensure that the voices of young people are heard by UNICEF and its partners, with a focus on the most vulnerable and marginalized people. The…, Tomoko Ikuta 01 - Tomoko Ikuta, My name is Tomoko Ikuta. I am 16 years old and currently studying Grade 10 at the International School Bangkok (ISB). This is my fifth year of being a Student Ambassador. Because I love doing many things and promoting different services, I have founded and am president of several clubs at my school, as well as being a member of the school’s…, Socheatey Chan 02 - Socheatey Chan, Hi! My name is Socheatey Chan. My nickname is Yim. I am 21 years old, and I am from Cambodia. After receiving a royal scholarship, I am now a sophomore at the Faculty of Innovative Agriculture and Fishery, Prince of Songkhla University, majoring in Agricultural Science and Technology. I am inspired to take part in YPAB as I recognize that…, Piyada Khejornlai 03 - Piyada Khejornlai, I am a junior law student of Srinakharinwirot University from Isan who has a strong passion for films and jazz music. I am also a coffee lover whose favorite drink at the moment is iced espresso. I fell in love with listening to vinyl sessions and live music. My world revolves around music.  My own work experience as a Public Relations and Graphic…, Asmanee Chesuemea 04 - Asmanee Chesuemea, For 20 years, I have been living and studying in the Su-ngai Padi district in Narathiwat, an area that is rich in diversity. It is a multicultural place with different traditions, people, and nature. It is also in the three deep south provinces of Thailand, which are experiencing political unrest. The issue of developmental gaps between urban and…, Palinphat Chongthanakorn 05 - Palinphat Chongthanakorn, Hello!  My name is Palinphat Chongthanakorn. I am 14 years old and currently studying at Patumwan Demonstration School. I have a genuine interest in the effects of climate change and eco-friendly ways of living. I aspire to live a zero-waste lifestyle and would like to encourage others to do the same. Because climate change negatively impacts…, Pailin Jakpa 06 - Pailin Jakpa, Hello! My name is Pailin and I am a student at the College of Interdisciplinary Studies, Thammasat University, majoring in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics. I have an interest in climate change and environmental subjects. When taking part in activities with organizations such as EnvironHack, my team members and I invented an innovative solution…, Kwanjira Jaikla 07 - Kwanjira Jaikla, Hi! My name is Pa-kwan. I am from Roi-et province and study at Makasarakam University Demonstration School. In the past, I was part of an environmental project in collaboration with the Faculty of Humanities and U.S. Embassy (Thailand), the Waste Management Camp at Prempreedee Foundation's International Eco Village, and the DMSU Food Waste…, Sirianong Devakula Na Ayudhya 08 - Sirianong Devakula Na Ayudhya, Hello, my name is Sirianong Devakula Na Ayudhaya. I am 10 years old and currently attend Year 6 at Bangkok Patana School, where I also am a student council representative. I am Writer Number 14 for Butterfly Children Books Publishing, with my first book titled “Wondrous Notebooks”. It tells a story about children who live in a city that lacks…, Thungngen Thongngam 09 - Thungngen Thongngam, Hello, my name is Mink. I am 17 years old and currently studying in Grade 12. I am an ordinary high school student who does not possess any special degrees to certify my competence, but I strongly believe that when one person starts to do something for our society, that person does not need to be exceptionally bright, or smarter than anyone else,…, Khanet Kanhawek 10 - Khanet Kanhawek, My name is Khanet Kanhawek and my nickname is Project. I am a twenty-year-old junior at Thammasat University specializing in British and American studies. Due to my volunteering experience working as a teacher in rural areas in the South, I became aware of the ongoing and apparent prevalence of violence against children, which sparked my interest…, Worrawantra Nuam-in 11 - Worrawantra Nuam-in, Hi! This is Worrawantra Nuam-in or Amm. I recently graduated high school in the Arts-French program. As a volunteer, I enjoy contributing my skills in arts, strategic planning, networking, and more to a number of foundations, including youth-led organizations. The projects that I have been involved mostly focus on child protection and advocating…, Anna annanon 12 - Anna annanon, I am Anna Annanon, a 17-year-old youth activist who works to protect human rights and mobilize subjects like education, children's rights, and political issues. I have worked with political movement groups like "Bad Students", "Little Fem", and a group of Triam Udom Suksa students against dictatorship (Kiem Udom Mai Kom Hua Hai Padetkarn). I have…, Ravleen Sachdej 13 - Ravleen Sachdej, My name is Ravleen Sachdej and I am currently a fourth-year law student in Thammasat University's International LL.B. Program. During my time at law school, I have participated in various activities like the International Humanitarian Law Moot Court Competition. I have translated documents for the Clooney Foundation for Justice, and have also been…, Nanami Onodera 14 - Nanami Onodera, Hi, my name is Nanami Onodera. I am 18 years old and just graduated from St. Joseph Bangna School. I am entering my first year at Puey Ungphakorn School of Development Studies, Thammasat University, majoring in Innovation for Social and Human Development. I worked with UNICEF as a member of the first YAPB and it raised my awareness on challenges…, Muhammadkaifan Salaeh 15 - Muhammadkaifan Salaeh, I am currently studying in the first year of the Faculty of Education, Social Studies at Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University. I was born and raised in the southern border area of Thailand. Growing up in this area has given me firsthand exposure to issues that often align with the portrayal of the media, although some news may be distorted. Certain…, Kanchanabhadra Sai-sook 16 - Kanchanabhadra Sai-sook, My name is Shine. I was born and raised in Chiang Mai, before continuing my high school and university education in Bangkok. I am currently studying law. I am passionate about finding solutions for the issue of violence against children by combining technology, law, and child psychology to enhance the knowledge of children and those around them to…, Rinlita Chaiprasopwong 17 - Rinlita Chaiprasopwong, Hello, my name is Rinlita Chaiprasopwong, or Punch. I am 17 years old and currently in Grade 11 at King's Mongkut International School, where I serve as Student Council secretary. I am a founder and leader of the school botany club called Oasis, which aims to spread awareness about environmental issues as well as increase green space on campus. I…, Sutthiphat Ketkaew 18 - Sutthiphat Ketkaew, Hi, my name is Sutthiphat Ketkaew (Fresh). I believe that the foundation of people’s health and well-being is social welfare. I enjoy sports and have a goal to develop the sports industry in Thailand to meet world standards. I strongly believe that everyone, including young people, should have equal access to welfare and sports. I am currently…, Fahtawan Chokchaiphaisal 19 - Fahtawan Chokchaiphaisal, I am currently studying language and culture at Chulalongkorn University. I have developed a keen interest in history, literature, philosophy and the arts of human intellectual achievements. Most importantly, I am interested in social welfare and mental well-being. I am vice-president of International Student Affairs and also the president of…, Noprada Masuwan 20 - Noprada Masuwan, My name is Noprada Masuwan and I am studying at the Faculty of Medicine, Mahidol University. I have been interested in issues regarding children and youth since high school. I believe that children who are happy, grow up in a good environment, and have emotional and physical well-being, will progress happily according to their developmental phases…, Thannathon Nameephol 21 - Thannathon Nameephol, I am a third-year student at the Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University, majoring in Medical Illustration. My educational background made me realize the importance  of the media in mobilizing and educating people, especially in terms of misinformation regarding public health and well-being. For this reason, I joined Isan Youth Leaders, which is…, Nopparat Rakchat 22 - Nopparat Rakchat, My name is Nopparat Rakchat (Bloumz), and I am 21 years old. Currently, I am studying at the local administration college, Khon Kaen University. Dancing is my passion, and I have a dance team. However, my aspirations go beyond dance, as I dream of becoming a versatile artist, actor, and streamer. In the past, I was a member of the TO BE NUMBER ONE…, Jinjutha Srisoi 23 - Jinjutha Srisoi, My name is Jinjutha Srisoi, or Lyn, and I am 17 years old. I am currently learning under a Non-Formal Education. I am interested in well-being and mental health issues for all children and other people, regardless of who they are. Because I believe everyone should have access to information and knowledge and have the opportunity to access medical…, Amita Nunwattanasirichai 24 - Amita Nunwattanasirichai, I am Emmy. I am a 17-year-old homeschooled student. I really like doing volunteer work, especially with children. Currently, I help in a pediatric department in a hospital by playing and talking to children at the ward and playing music for them. I also shadowed a doctor at a child abuse clinic and saw many cases of children who were sexually…, Natvara Pichedpan 25 - Natvara Pichedpan, My nickname is Lewyong. Currently, I am a sophomore at Thammasat University, studying Data Science and Innovation. My goal is to utilize Big Data to drive, develop, and support medical professionals in the fields of health, well-being, and mental health. The adoption of Big Data analysis in the healthcare sector will play a crucial role in…, Chairat Deepor 26 - Chairat Deepor, My name is Chairat Deepor (Alex). I am 16 years old and studying Matayom 4 at Omkoi Wittyakom School, majoring in Science and Mathematics. I am from the Karen tribe and live in Omkoi district, Chiang Mai. My main purpose of joining UNICEF's YPAB is to represent hill tribe and underprivileged children, linking them to opportunities to receive good-…, Boonyaphon Saisoi 27 - Boonyaphon Saisoi, Greetings! I am Boonyaphon Saisoi. You can call me Manow. I am a student in the Faculty of Liberal Arts, Mahidol University, majoring in English with a minor in psychology. The YPAB topics that I have chosen to participate in are education and the school-to-work/higher education transition because I recognize the importance of education which will…, Akarachai Mahapaurya 28 - Akarachai Mahapaurya, I am a 17-year-old student from Panyaprateep School, an alternative secondary school that integrates Buddhist wisdom and contemplative studies together with contemporary insights in education. Personally, I believe that education is one of the most fundamental factors of human and national development. Therefore, I wish to take any opportunity I…, Mr. Krit Pachsuwan 29 - Krit Pachsuwan, My name is Krit Pachsuwan and my nickname is Catua. I am 21 years old and from Pattani. However, I moved to study in Nonthaburi. Currently, I am studying Food Science at the Panyapiwat Institute of Management (English Programme). With my interest in environmental innovation, I have twice had an opportunity to join the EnvironHack project,…, Ni-Asma Dueraao 30 - Ni-Asma Dueraao, Hi! My name is Ni-Asma Dueraao and my nickname is Ni. I am 18 years old and grew up in Pattani, a multicultural area where I witnessed the disparity in education, especially for children of migrant workers. This inspired me to found FCLC-MOOC, a website that addresses the issue of education for children of migrant workers and helps them gain…, Natthagamon Rangsan 31 - Natthagamon Rangsan, Hi! My name is Natthagamon Rangsan. My nickname is Palm. I was born on 16th March 2003. I am a student at the Faculty of Nursing, Mahidol University. In the past, I participated in the Leadership Development Programme by CP ALL, which is a capacity development camp for young people from all over the country. I also was part of the 18th Young Thai…, Chaiwat Punoum 32 - Chaiwat Punoum, Hello, my name is Wat. I have participated in the YSEAI Symposium, a project where young people with disabilities come together with other youth to design policies that aim to solve the living problems of persons with disabilities. The interests and the topics that I would like to be part of in policy mobilization are: Scientific education for…, Atitchart Butchan 33 - Atitchat Butchan, My name is Apitchart Butchan. My nickname is Ohm. I am studying at Ban Nonglad Ratutidwittayakom School in Sakhon Nakorn. People said that I am a lively person and they are happy to be around me. My personal motto is "Dare to Think, Dare to Do, Dare to Lead, and Dare to Try". I entered a competition to create a three-minute video on environmental…, Patcharapol Lee-Issaranukul 34 - Patcharapol Lee-Issaranukul, My name is Patcharapol (Copter) Lee-Issaranukul and I'm a Business Administration graduate of the University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley), USA. I have an interest in how technology can help empower economic well-being and improve the educational system, having worked with companies such as Google, YouTube, Microsoft, and Airbnb in Data…, Watwaree Chaimongkol 35 - Watwaree Chaimongkol, I am a second-year student at the Faculty of Political Science (International Relations), Thammasat University. I was born and raised in Pattani. Therefore, I am fundamentally familiar with cultural diversity. I like to learn by doing and have fun with work; I also enjoy learning about other people. In the past five years, I have spent a lot of my…, Punnapa Thianchai 36 - Punnapa Thianchai, My name is Punnapa Thianchai (Yayee). I am a second-year student from King Mongkut's University of Technology, Thonburi. From my early education to university level, I have seen disparity throughout the Thai education system. This also includes the issue of employment, where the educational system fails to serve the needs of new markets. I would…, Passawee Pongsawat 37 - Passawee Pongsawat, Welcome everyone to my introductory message. My name is Pas. My full name is Passawee Pongsawat. I am a 16-year-old native of Songkhla, Southern province. I am currently studying Matayom 4 (Science and Mathematics major) at Mahavajiravudh Changwat Songkhla School. I have participated in several of my school’s internal projects, such as organizing…, Thinantha Phetthanyabun 38 - Thinantha Phetthanyabun, I am 19 years old. My favourite hobbies are drawing, reading, and listening to music. I am a second-year student in Social Studies at the Faculty of Education, Chiang Mai University. I am a vice president of the Ethnic Student Club at Chiang Mai University and a chairman of the "Integrating Knowledge into Community" Club at the Faculty. I used to…, Nattaphom Phomsorn 39 - Nattaphom Phomsorn, "I come from a quaint village named Baan Bua Samakkhi. My educational journey began at Buasamakkee Pittayasan School, an opportunity expansion school in Sang Badan Subdistrict. Despite having around a hundred students, the quality of education and teachers at my school is comparable to that of larger institutions. This school has been instrumental…, Afaf Manyunu 40 - Afaf Manyunu, I am a person who enjoys public speaking, holding the microphone, and giving presentations. As I am about to enter my 6th year of high school, I provide consultation to the student council in my school. Previously, I have participated in ethics and orphan camps, and my interest in mathematics drives me to seek ways to improve education in my…, Korn Danviboon 41 - Korn Danviboon, I am a 10th-grade student from Ruamrudee International School who is passionate and enthusiastic about computer science, economics, and political science. I have worked with various organizations relating to leadership and youth participation, such as being a member of LEO International and the president of Thailand Youth Council at provincial and…, Rajasurang Wongkrasaemongkol 42 - Rajasurang Wongkrasaemongkol, Hi, my name is Rajasurang Wongkrasaemongkol (Prim). I’m a 16-year-old youth advocate who is passionate about the adoption of innovation and technology for a better quality of life. I am currently actively contributing to many social projects, including one on youth participation and innovations to accelerate recovery after the COVID-19 pandemic…, Pimlak Janyasen 43 - Pimlak Janyasen, Hello, I am Pimlak Janyasen, but people usually call me Ja. I am 18 years old and attend Buranarumluk School, which is situated in Trang, a southern province of Thailand. I also spent a year studying abroad in Hungary. My interests include promoting youth engagement in society, environmental preservation, science, and the arts. I currently…, Narinrat Pornwiwatsak 44 - Narinrat Pornwiwatsak, My name is Nalinrat Pornwiwatsuk. I am studying in Matayom 5 at the Setsatian School for the Deaf in Bangkok. I am a deaf student who communicates via sign language and writing. I am the student president for the academic year 2022, and I lead various projects on environmental protection, waste separation, and tree planting at school with the…, Warat Tong-iam 45 - Warat Tong-iam, Hi! My name is Warat Tong-iam. My nickname is Name. I am a third-year student at the Faculty of Economics, Chiang Mai University. I spent some of my high school time abroad. Living in another country inspired me to learn about different ways of life and culture. This is also part of the reason why I like to travel, go to new places and get to know…, Nantaya Jaroenjai 46 - Nantaya Jaroenjai, I firmly believe that "Freedom of thought is the foundation for human growth". I have witnessed numerous problems in the Thai education system, such as how children are kept away from freedom of thought, speech, and expression. As a result, I am determined to be someone who creates change and improvement so that every student can truly have a safe…, Woruethai Chusen 47 - Woruethai Chusen, My name is Woruethai Chusen and my nickname is Tania. I am a 15-year-old student with a hearing impairment who just graduated Matayom 1 at Thepparat School for the Deaf in Prachuab Kirikhan. I was awarded a royally bestowed award in 2021 and achieved a Children and Youth of the Year award in 2023. I am a student leader for all school activities…, Ranchida Rojanakit 48 - Ranchida Rojanakit, My name is Ranchida Rojanakit (Bell), an 18-year-old from Khon Kaen who is about to transition from high school to university. I am an active advocate of youth participation in policymaking as I have seen how inclusive policies can be effective once the voices of young people from different communities are heard. At school, I am the vice president…, Pakon Saeyang 49 - Pakon Saeyang, Hi! My name is Pakon Saeyang. I am studying for a bachelor’s degree at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Chiang Mai University. I have been interested in social issues since I was in high school when I myself faced issues related to educational disparity, access to education, and other school issues similar to other children in my remote area. This…, Panwasa Srikuna 50 - Panwasa Srikuna, I was born and raised in Chiang Mai. I moved to Pathumthani to study at the university level. I am a lively, friendly and helpful person who has enjoyed engaging in social activities since a young age. I can lead, but I am also a good follower. I love children, animals, and plants. I am always ready to learn new things. My dream is to be a social…, Saengsawang Chongkham 51 - Saengsawang Chongkham, Hi! I am Saengsawang Chongkham. I was born on 26 December 2004. I am from an ethnic group called Palaung, currently studying at Thammasat University (Lampang Campus). I am a leader of youth in Ban Pang Daeng Nai, a member of the Committee of Youth from Ethnic Minorities for Development, and a member of the Lanna Youth Activists Network Committee.…
17 March 2023

One Day of Being Governor

What did you do on Children’s Day? We, the members of the Young People Advisory Board (YPAB), had the opportunity to shadow the Bangkok Governor, Mr. Chatchard Sittipunt, and Deputy Governor, Mr. Sanon Wangsrangboon, as they went on a day filled with activities in Bangkok, the capital city known for its social and cultural diversity. Follow us as…, Children’s Discovery Museum, Bangkok Governor Chadchart Sittipun, along with UNICEF YPAB members, visited Children's Discovery Museum. UNICEF Thailand/2023/Preechapanich Bangkok Governor Chadchart Sittipun, along with UNICEF YPAB members, watched videos in 4D theater. UNICEF Thailand/2023/Preechapanich Display caption Hide Caption Display caption Hide Caption On their first…, Benjakitti Park, Deputy Governor Sanon Wangsrangboon, UNICEF YPAB members and the Governor of Fukuoka went on a field trip to Benjakitti Park. UNICEF Thailand/2023/Chayaphattharitthee Deputy Governor Sanon Wangsrangboon, UNICEF YPAB members and the Governor of Fukuoka went on a field trip to Benjakitti Park. UNICEF Thailand/2023/Chayaphattharitthee Display caption…, Children’s Day Event at Bangkok Youth Center (Thai-Japan), On National Children's Day, UNICEF YPAB members, UNICEF staff, and Chadchart Sittipun gathered. UNICEF Thailand/2023/Preechapanich A boy who joined Children's Day event at Bangkok Youth Center (Thai-Japan) UNICEF Thailand/2023/Preechapanich Display caption Hide Caption Display caption Hide Caption Deputy Governor Sanon Wangsrangboon handed snacks…, Children’s Day Event at Angoon Garden, Deputy Governor Sanon Wangsrangboon, UNICEF YPAB members joined Children's Day event at Angoon Garden. UNICEF Thailand/2023/Chayaphattharitthee Deputy Governor Sanon Wangsrangboon, UNICEF YPAB members joined Children's Day event at Angoon Garden. UNICEF Thailand/2023/Chayaphattharitthee Display caption Hide Caption Display caption Hide Caption…, The Power of Civil Society Network, Deputy Governor Sanon Wangsrangboon and UNICEF YPAB members joined ‘The Power of Civil Society Network’ session. UNICEF Thailand/2023/Chayaphattharitthee UNICEF YPAB members joined ‘The Power of Civil Society Network’ session. UNICEF Thailand/2023/Chayaphattharitthee Display caption Hide Caption Display caption Hide Caption After our adventure to…, Rod Fai Park - Chatuchak Park - Sirikit Park, Deputy Governor Sanon Wangsrangboon, UNICEF YPAB members and UNICEF staff walked through Rod Fai Park, Chatuchak Park and Sirikit Park. UNICEF Thailand/2023/Chayaphattharitthee UNICEF YPAB members and UNICEF staff gathered on the ground. UNICEF Thailand/2023/Preechapanich Display caption Hide Caption Display caption Hide Caption Our last stop was…, Something to Share with Other Youths, Panupan (Top) Pitak UNICEF Thailand/2023/Preechapanich Panupan (Top) Pitak There always is price to pay for changes towards a better future. It might cost physical strength, emotional power, or the feeling that we have to trade for our dream. But one thing that I would like to remind everyone is to hold onto their dreams without giving up.…
16 November 2021

YPAB 2021 members

UNICEF Thailand appointed the Young People Advisory Board (YPAB) in October 2021. The YPAB acts as a critical sounding board for UNICEF Thailand, informing the planning, implementation and monitoring of UNICEF’s priority initiatives, and ensuring that the voices of young people are heard by UNICEF and its partners, especially the most vulnerable…, Oo 01 - Oo, 20, My name is Oo. I am currently a stateless student at the Faculty of Social Administration, Thammasat University. My personal interests include the issue of access to education for stateless and ethnic children and young people. I have engaged in volunteer work with multiple organizations, trying to understand the complexity and sensitivity of…, Siribut Musikapodok 02 - Siribut Musikapodok, 19, Siribut Musikapodok, and my nickname is Name. I am visually impaired and a student at the Faculty of Education, Chiang Mai University, majoring in Special Education. What inspired me to join YPAB is that I want to be one of the guiding lights that could show the way to people in despair. No one can choose where or how they were born, but they can…, Sumitra Sutthisongtham 03 - Sumitra Sutthisongtham, 22, Earn, aged 22, and just graduated from the Faculty of Political Science, Thammasat University, in politics and international affairs. What inspired me to join YPAB is my exposure to problems which have long been faced by children and young people, including limited access to critical and necessary resources and a lack of support and services in…, Nattanicha Kattiyavara 04 - Nattanicha Kattiyavara, 17, Nattanicha, aged 17, a school activist who has a dream to make schools a safe place driven by empathy and freedom of expression for all children. I initiated a project “SKN Student Reflect” as a platform for students, teachers and parents to exchange views on different problems. Currently, I am an exchange student and a volunteer in Spain under…, Nara Weschayanwiwat 05 - Nara Weschayanwiwat, 16, Hi. My name is Nara Weschayanwiwat or Nano, aged 16. I am studying in 11 th grade. As a youth, I want to reach my potential and use my enthusiasm and energy in making changes for a better society. I believe that young people are a great force for good. Education is the most important thing that every child should receive. It enables them to earn a…, Praewa Chaiwoot 06 - Praewa Chaiwoot, 22, Praewa, aged 22, currently an undergraduate student in biotechnology at Chiang Mai University. I am one of the youth leaders in the Global Youth Biodiversity Network, working with groups of young people on issues related to biodiversity. I have been involved in an environmental project on wildfire prevention in my local area and took part in…, Anchisa Kumpu 07 - Anchisa Kumpu, 22, My name is Anchisa Kumpu, aged 22. I am a 4 th year student at the Faculty of Political Science, Thammasat University. Violence against children and young people is an important problem affecting the society at large. Solving the problem requires sensitivity and an understanding of key issues. Therefore, I am honoured to join YPAB and UNICEF in…, Ranchida Rojanakit, 17 08 - Ranchida Rojanakit, 17, Ranchida Rojanakit (Bell), an 11th grade student at Khon Kaen Wittayayon School, serving as the vice president of the school’s student body. I collaborated with an environmental conservation group in a project on waste management and was one of the five youths who represented Thailand in the Southeast Asia Youth Leadership Program 2021 organized…, Pakon Saeyang 09 - Pakon Saeyang, 18, Sawasdee krub. My name is Sung or Pakon Saeyang, aged 18. I am studying in 12th grade at Pamai Uthit 4 School. Recognizing many unresolved problems in education, environment and inequality has inspired me to take part in YPAB. I would like people and organizations to be more aware of these problems so that they can be resolved at the root cause.…, Tomoko Ikuta 10 - Tomoko Ikuta, 14, Hi. My name is Tomoko Ikuta, aged 14. I am Thai-Japanese. I am studying in 9 th grade at International School Bangkok, serving as a member of the school’s student council and its student ambassador. I am also the admin of an Instagram page @fight.climatechnge that disseminates useful information to raise awareness on climate change. I am inspired…, Premsak Saengjun 11 - Premsak Saengjun, 22, Hi. My name is Prem, aged 22. I am a 3 rd year student at the School of Law, Assumption University and one of the leaders of the Little Birds Youth Network Foundation. My inspiration to join YPAB comes from my desire for change and improvement in our society. I believe that all of us can be a driving force for the future of our country, regardless…, Suphawit Srisawat 12 - Suphawit Srisawat, 16, I am a high school student at Wangkham Wittayakom School and a member of the executive committee of the Children and Youth Council of Khlong District, Kamphaengphet Province. Photography is my hobby. I am ready to take part in this children and youth network and perform my duty to the best of my ability. I am also ready to work on the ground to…, Nontakorn Liamlikit 13 - Nontakorn Liamlikit, 19, Hi. My name is Nontakorn, aged 19. I am a student at Chulalongkorn School of Integrated Innovation. Activities, internships and my time at the university made me realize that we have social problems which need to be addressed, especially problems that are directly affecting children and young people who have no other choice but to bear the burden…, Pariyakorn Suwan 14 - Pariyakorn Suwan, 17, My name is Pariyakorn Suwan, aged 17. I am an activist and a speaker on child rights. I currently work as a volunteer for the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security and am a member of the Youth Club Samut Prakan. The reason I chose to become a member of YPAB is that I believe that everyone is equal but there are still many children and…, Mej Chandrasup 15 - Mej Chandrasup, 16, My name is Mej Chandrasup, aged 16. I am a high school student at Suankularb Wittayalai School. I like to challenge myself and take pride when young people can make a social impact. I have always been active in school activities and was involved in social and cultural projects, organizing exhibitions and providing opportunities for youth to…, Anuwat Hehmad Anuwat Hehmad, 16, Anuwat Hehmad, aged 17, a youth leader and a member of the Children and Youth Council of Satun Province. My interests focus on promoting, supporting and empowering children and young people to take on roles and express themselves. I wanted to join YPAB as I seek to promote child rights and bring equality and equity to all children and young people…, Worrawantra Nuam-In 17 - Worrawantra Nuam-In, 17, Hello. I am Worrawantra Nuam-In, aged 17. My nickname is Aomamm or you can simply call me Amm. I am studying in 11th grade in a French language programme. I joined YPAB as I would like to be part of a group of voices raising awareness on young people’s problems., Voraruthai Puengchanchaikul 18 - Voraruthai Puengchanchaikul, 15, My name is Voraruthai Puengchanchaikul, or Belle. I am currently 15 years old and studying in 10th grade at Ruamrudee International School. I enjoy playing volleyball and basketball, reading and watching figure skating. I am inspired to be part of YPAB because I believe that the younger generation has a lot to offer to the world. Our childhood and…, Watwaree Chaimongkol 19 - Watwaree Chaimongkol, 20, Watwaree, aged 20, studying at the Faculty of Political Science, Thammasat University, majoring in international affairs.  I think there remain many problems in the society and they will continue to exist if we do not work together to address them. I believe that we can start with ourselves to help ease the problems and gradually improve the…, Kongtup Pringtong 20 - Kongtup Pringtong, 21, My nickname is Affan, and I am 21 years old. I am a student at Srinakharinwirot University majoring in international affairs. I am currently involved in a project called “Transformative Education” under the Global Youth Biodiversity Network. My personal interests include the political aspect of environmental sustainability, Islamic civilization,…, Chanita Iamviriyaphong 21 - Chanita Iamviriyaphong, 16, Hello. I am Chanita Iamviriyaphong, aged 16. I am an 11th grade student at Mater Dei School. I am very glad to be a part of YPAB, focusing on environment and climate change. My inspiration is drawn from having seen news about the deteriorating environment and animals being adversely affected by environmental degradation and climate change. I…, Nitiphoom Satitchon 22 - Nitiphoom Satitchon, 18, My name is Nitiphoom Satitchon, aged 18, a 1 st year student at the Faculty of Education, Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University. I joined YPAB as I wanted to help end violence against children and young people, especially for the LGBTQ+ community which often faces bullying at schools. What I would like to do most is change the social habit of always…, Suthinee Rakkusol 23 - Suthinee Rakkusol, 19, My name is Suthinee Rakkusol. I am a 2 nd year student at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Chiang Mai University, majoring in geography. I believe that all children and young people have the right to live in an environment which is conducive to reaching their full potential. The social and natural environment is critical to the growth and…, Muhammadharis Jiman 24 - Muhammadharis Jiman, 19, My name is Muhammadharis Jiman or you can call me Haris. I grow up in a multicultural society in the southern border provinces of Thailand. I have a passion for social work. I was an exchange student under the US government’s KLYES-AFS programme, which motivated me to be committed to making changes for a better society. Today, I have been involved…, Natnapin Chalermpongpakorn 25 - Natnapin Chalermpongpakorn, 16, I am a high school student at Patumwan Demonstration School. I have co-founded and participated in volunteer projects and social activities in multiple areas. As a member of YPAB on education and employability, I recognize the challenges facing today’s public education. As the foundation for social and future development, our education system…, Thasphol Kuanwootiporn 26 - Thasphol Kuanwootiporn, 17, I am Thasphol! I am currently the president of the student council of Bangkok Christian College. I am determined to make changes for a better society. I want to be a voice on education, as I am myself one of the mechanical wheels and part of the education system in Thailand., Nichanan Kangman 27 - Nichanan Kangman, 19, Nichanan or Guide, a member of the Children and Youth Council of Thailand. I have engaged in many social projects for children and young people. I am currently an undergraduate student in accounting. As a member of YPAB, I want to focus on the well-being of all children and young people, including advocating for the rights they deserve. I also…, Sirawit Siripan 28 - Sirawit Siripan, 23, Hello. I am Fun, aged 23. I am currently an activist for education and human rights at schools, working on the ground to help students in my own province and receiving and addressing complaints through my own webpage. I also provide consultations to students when they face incidents of threats at schools. I joined YPAB because I have always had an…, Chanya Tippan 29 - Chanya Tippan, 17, My name is Nam Prik. I am a normal girl with no special experience on my resume, but I grew up with children facing multiple problems. This is the inspiration that made me join UNICEF to help them., Bhurichaya Solanda 30 - Bhurichaya Solanda, 17, Bhurichaya Solanda or Gut, aged 17. I am a 12th grade student who has a passion for a better society. I wanted to join YPAB to gain experience and improve myself as well as the society. I am confident that children and young people can be the main driving force of the society, and working with YPAB will contribute to uplifting the quality of life…, Thassanaree Wisetrotchana 31 - Thassanaree Wisetrotchana, 18, Hello. I am Gail Thassanaree. I am a 1 st year university student who is committed to advancing the issue of safe spaces for sustainable participation by children and young people. It is the reason which inspired me to join YPAB., Jatupon Yava 32 - Jatupon Yava, 22, My name is Jatupon Yava, aged 22. I am seeking experiences to develop myself as a social citizen. I am inspired to join YPAB as I want to join forces in raising public awareness on different issues and making changes in the society. I believe that ideas lead to action, and action leads to reality., Tanyavarat Julsukon 33 - Tanyavarat Julsukon, 23, Hi. I am Tanyavarat Julsukon or Noey, aged 23. I am a 5 th year student at the Faculty of Fine Arts, Srinakharinwirot University. I am currently the president of the youth volunteers of the Red Cross Samut Prakan Chapter. I am especially interested in waste management and waste problems in Chao Phraya River, as my community is on the river bank…, Anuttat Suwannalop 34 - Anuttat Suwannalop, 16, Anuttat, a student at Yupparaj Wittayalai School who is fully committed to contributing to the society. I am studying in 10 th grade and a member of the provincial children and youth council. As a friend and supporter of UNICEF, I am determined to support and promote the continued development of education, especially the empowerment of children…, Minnie Phadungkiatskun 35 - Minnie Phadungkiatskun, 20, Minnie, aged 20, is a 3 rd year medical student at Ramathibodi Hospital. Today’s society might seem scary to children and young people. They might be afraid of not having access to quality education, being bullied, being suppressed or even afraid of being themselves. I am determined to create a society in which young people feel safe and empowered…, Wongsapat Bandalsakulrat 36 - Wongsapat Bandalsakulrat, 17, Wongsapat Bandalsakulrat or Boom, aged 17, is living in Kamphaengphet Province and studying at Kamphaengphet Pittayakom School. He is a member of the Children and Youth Council of Kamphaengphet Province. He is interested to join YPAB as he would like to help young people keep up with the globalized world as well as with its diversity, including…, Thiraphon Sukchitr 37 - Thiraphon Sukchitr, 20, Hello. My name is Thiraphon Sukchitr. I am studying at the Faculty of Education, Pibulsongkram Rajabhat University, majoring in English Teaching. I have experience in working with many children. I believe that every child has potential and abilities if they are properly supported and empowered. I want to take part in YPAB as I would like to work…, Nipitphon Tungkarak 38 - Nipitphon Tungkarak,17, Hi. My name is Nipitphon Tungkarak, aged 17. I am studying in 11 th grade at Patumwan Demonstration School. I have a twin brother who has a disability. Frequent visits to hospitals were a big part of my life, and it was difficult for him. But as I have grown up, it made me realize that there are still many children and young people who do not even…, Tassorn Kongkaew 39 - Tassorn Kongkaew, 18, My name is Tassorn. I am a 12 th grade student at Satree Phuket School. During 2019-2020, I was an AFS exchange student in Germany which enabled me to absorb their educational values and environmental awareness. Moreover, in 2021, I was part of a team that developed a first-prize winning educational policy “Vocational New Gen.” My personal…, Pawanrat Chusri 40 - Pawanrat Chusri, 19, Hi. I am Ping Ping, aged 19. I am studying at the Faculty of Political Science, Thammasat University. I identify as LGBT and, in the future, as transgender. The issue of climate change inspired me to join YPAB. I believe that the extensive network of UNICEF will be helpful in building on what I have learned. The future of children and young people…, Apinya Bowari 41 - Apinya Bowari, 19, My name is Apinya Bowari, aged 19. I am studying at the Faculty of Political Science, Thammasat University. I am currently working to advance my goals to ensure that young people have equal access to education and safe spaces to express themselves. Recognizing that the available spaces for young people to voice their opinions either at the school…, Atitaya Phoemphon 42 - Atitaya Phoemphon, 23, My nickname is Luknok, and I am 23 years old. I just graduated from the College of Communication Arts, Rangsit University. I am joining Teach for Thailand as its eighth cohort of change agents. My inspiration to join YPAB is to promote equal access to education as well as knowledge and skills for employability and self-sufficiency for all children…, Thitari Wittayathawornwong 43 - Thitari Wittayathawornwong, 16, I am Thitari, a high school student who believes that equality among young people is possible if everyone works together. I wanted to join YPAB to become one of the young voices that can make changes for all children and young people to follow and realize their dreams., Panupan Pitak 44 - Panupan Pitak,18, My name is Top, aged 18. I am currently an independent activist. I am interested in education and the idea of the welfare state. I am also committed to helping children gain equal access to education. This inspired me to join YPAB., Firdon Awaeteh 45 - Firdon Awaeteh, 22, I am Firdon, one of the leaders on youth and local development. My inspiration to join YPAB stems from the desire to speak out in support of sustainable development for youth, communities and the society. > Back to top, Paitoon Faiprom 46 - Paitoon Faiprom, 22, My name is Paitoon but you can also call me Palad Tae. I am 22 years old. I have been a volunteer for more than two years, working on the ground and learning about problems and obstacles faced by youth and government agencies. Being in YPAB is another way to serve my country. It is a platform where children and young people can exchange views to…, Waramas Songsaeng 47 - Waramas Songsaeng, 23, I am Waramas or Book, a new graduate of the Faculty of Social Administration in child, youth and family development. I am now a volunteer providing support for COVID-19 patients on the Homecare by Agnos platform. I was inspired to join YPAB after learning about the problems faced by children and young people throughout my time at university. I…, Patcharanan Jirachaiprasitti 48 - Patcharanan Jirachaiprasitti, 11, Hi. My name is Patcharanan Jirachaiprasitti or Iris. I am 11 years old. I am very glad to be selected as a member of YPAB 2021. I have always wanted to take part in activities with a respected global organization like UNICEF. I am impressed and grateful that UNICEF has been with the Thai people for a very long time to help marginalized children…, Ploykarn Vichitjirakul 49 - Ploykarn Vichitjirakul, 21, My name is Ploykarn Vichitjirakul. I am a 3 rd year medical student at Ramathibodi Hospital. As part of YPAB, I strive to be the voice of children in Thailand when addressing problems faced by them. I believe every child should be heard and all deserve to receive care and protection. I have volunteered in multiple child-related fields such as…, Saharat Liampeng 50 - Saharat Liampeng, 23, My name is Saharat or you can call me Oil. I am 23 years old and currently a 5 th year medical student at Phramongkutklao College of Medicine. I am taking part in YPAB because I once witnessed health problems in an orphanage. I want to promote health equity particularly for the most vulnerable groups, including marginalized children who are often…, Nawanrdee Lording 51 - Nawanrdee Lording, 17, Emma, aged 17. I believe that all children, either in remote villages or in busy urban areas, deserve good physical and mental health. Everyone has a role to play in making the world a better place for children to live and grow. Their smiles have kept me motivated in becoming a part of YPAB., Sasipapha Takkataweepol 52 - Sasipapha Takkataweepol, 17, My name is Sasipapha, and I'm 17 years old. I have encountered the issues of poverty and lack of access to education when I was a volunteer teacher. I discovered the level of inequality among my students. Many of them had financial issues and not all their parents had enough money to send them to tutorial schools. I have always believed that…, Sumate Rombanloa 53 - Sumate Rombanloa, 21, I am currently studying an undergraduate degree in education. My experience in working with other people has made me realize that there are always two sides of the same coin. I give credit for all my achievements and who I am today to the fact that I have been given opportunities and my voice has been listened to. “Come see us again” were the…, Jin Rushchano 54 - Jin Rushchano, 17, I am studying at Patumwan Demonstration School. I believe that education is the first step to uplifting the quality of life for children. It provides an opportunity for them to learn about the world and their own potential as well as life skills they will need when they grow up. Therefore, every child should have equal access to education. I…, Thanachat Laowang 55 - Thanachat Laowang, 17, My name is Thanachat Laowang or Ice, aged 17. I was born on 29 December, 2003 and grew up in Chiang Mai. I am inspired to join YPAB by my desire to become a voice for young people. > Back to top, Teetawat Khamwangphuek 56 - Teetawat Khamwangphuek, 21, My name is Black. I am a 4 th year student at Chiang Mai University. I always wanted to help marginalized children and children with disabilities to have equal opportunities in education. I had started working on my own initiatives but with no one to guide me. So I joined YPAB to continue advancing my goals and ambitions through working with…, Nonnapas Pongwarin 57 - Nonnapas Pongwarin, 12, My name is Nonny, aged 12. I am studying in 7 th grade at Patumwan Demonstration School. I am inspired to join YPAB by my desire to participate in a good cause and give people opportunities for a better life., Chutipa Sripuma 58 - Chutipa Sripuma, 16, Hello. My name is Chutipa Sripuma. I am a 10 th grade student at Satri Si Suriyothai School. I am interested in painting and foreign languages. Seeing widespread social problems such as violence and inequalities motivated me to join YPAB. I am also inspired by UNICEF’s campaign “Love Myself” with BTS which advocates to end violence against…, Chawannuch Suriyachai 59 - Chawannuch Suriyachai, 14, My name is Chawannuch, aged 14. I am an 8 th grade student at Rajinibon School. I am inspired by my father who is on the Thailand Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, which works to protect children who are threatened or abused on the internet. I heard different stories from him which made me interested in helping the affected children…, Kampanart Sukkasem 60 - Kampanart Sukkasem, 21, My name is Kampanart or K.J., aged 21. I am a 4 th year student at the Faculty of Humanities and Applied Arts, University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce. I joined YPAB because I believe that young people are our future leaders. Therefore, we need qualified youth for our interdependent future and should develop, strengthen, advise and guide them…, Nanami Onodera 61 - Nanami Onodera, 17, I am an 11 th grade student at Saint Joseph Bangna School. I joined YPAB as I want to help children achieve their full potential, get what they deserve, grow up in a good environment and live a happy childhood., Nattanan Chavanotai 62 - Nattanan Chavanotai, 16, My name is Nina, aged 16. I am studying in 12 th grade. Having been raised in a family of physicians has exposed me to people with different challenges and helped me believe that I too can help other people. This inspired me to join YPAB to take part in solving current problems and making positive changes in our society!