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Saphan Siang on The New York Times

by Sinta Panyam

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Thai Students Work With Migrants to Combat Discrimination BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – When Thai student Pornthep Pornsiricherd was a child, his family had a housemaid from Myanmar whom they treated as one of the family. She ate meals with them, went to the market with them, and spent all her time with them. It…

Saphan Siang Youth Ambassador Capstone Event

by Sinta Panyam


Saphan Siang Youth Ambassador Capstone Event 5 June 2015 – To celebrate the achievements of Round II of the Saphan Siang Youth Ambassador programme, a Capstone (Graduation) Event was held on 5 June 2015 in Bangkok. The event was an opportunity for all twenty Youth Ambassadors and host organizations (CSO partners) to share their experiences;…

Youth Ambassadors (Round II) – Orientation Training Event, 29-30 January 2015 @UNCC

by Sinta Panyam


The selection of the Saphan Siang Youth Ambassadors Round II has now been completed. Twenty Youth Ambassadors have been selected and will start their volunteer placements from Feburary to May 2015. These 20 talented university students – from Chiang Mai to Songkhla – will embark on 20 unique volunteer placements with 10 civil society organisations across Thailand. They will learn about migrant…

ANNOUNCEMENT: ประกาศผลผู้สมัครที่ได้รับการคัดเลือกเป็นยุวทูตสะพานเสียง (รุ่นที่ 2)

by Sinta Panyam

  • Posted on January 16, 2015

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The Saphan Siang Special: Facts about Migrant Workers in Thailand

by Eliza Marks


Amidst the traffic jams of Bangkok, groups of migrant workers huddled on the back of trucks with t-shirts wrapped around their faces as masks, being ferried from construction site to construction site, are a frequent sight. I’ve often thought of the invisibility of these workers, and how their voices and stories could be projected. That’s…

Journey of Voices Interactive Exhibition @BACC​ |16-21 December 2014

by Sinta Panyam


  In celebration of International Migrants Day (18 December), the Saphan Siang campaign and World Vision will host an art exhibition from 16-21 December 2014 at the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC). In collaboration with artist collective Public Delivery and artist Phil America, the exhibition will highlight migrant workers’ experiences living and working in…

Engaging Youth to Change Public Attitudes towards Migrant Workers

by Sinta Panyam

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ILO News — Saphan Siang Youth Ambassadors: Engaging youth to change public attitudes towards migrant workers. Migrant workers often suffer from discrimination and biased public attitudes in Thailand. An ILO-supported programme aims to change the situation by engaging a group of university students with the migrant workers. Better understanding and mutual respect has been created. They are…

May Day Celebrations

by Sinta Panyam


In celebrating the International Labour Day (or May Day) this year, a number of Saphan Siang Youth Ambassadors were engaged with their host organisations in promoting labour rights. Among other Youth Ambassadors, Kanokwan Mungkalasawat (Fai) and Boonnian Na Thalang (Mai) assisted MAP Foundation in organising an event called  “May Day Migrant Labour Conference: Proper Social Welfare for Work”, and marched…

Saphan Siang Youth Ambassadors Orientation Training, Udon Thani

by Sinta Panyam

  • Posted on March 17, 2014

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Twelve selected Youth Ambassadors travelled to Udon Thani province on 14-16 March, 2014 to attend the Orientation Training. Youth Ambassadors participated in various trainings to equip themselves with better understanding on migrant worker issues. They also learned about communication strategies and creative tools they will be using while being engaged with their respective NGOs in their volunteer…