Thailand Collaboration for Change Platform pursues various social development issues to address the gross disparity, such as in education and employment for people with disabilities, and to promote a better quality of life for children, youths, and the elderly. The platform connects civil society groups with needed resources such as human resources, networks, funding, and other support to facilitate their operations so they can systematically mobilise social change with effective social impacts.
"Social synergy for an active, well-being society"
"Building and expanding networks of active citizens for public goods"
- Partner organisations (civic groups, intermediary organisations)
- Donors (organisations and individuals)
- Mass media
- Foundation staff
2021 Outputs - Outcomes of TCFC
Total public donations
In 2021, Thailand Collaboration for Change adjusted its collaborative programs for a stronger emphasis on online activities due to COVID-19 situation. The adjustment aimed to ensure the continuity of its role in empowering organisations that drive social development by means of connecting them with necessary resources and increasing active citizens’ opportunities to contribute to society in line with their abilities. Programs and activities conducted in 2021 mainly involved the mobilsation of resources and the promotion of active citizenship for Thailand Collaboration for Education (TCFE). Beneficiaries were 88 schools across Thailand. At these schools were 38,700 directors, executives, teachers, and students.
Collaboration with Accenture Thailand: Consulting Analyst Pool Community Outreach Program
Partner: Accenture Thailand
Period: 1 October 2020 – 31 January 2021
- Accenture Thailand is a consulting firm. Offering counselling services on strategies, businesses, and digital & IT management to its customers, this consultant stepped in to study TCFE team’s problems and gave useful advice. Its staff developed TCFE-affiliated school database’s analytics and dashboard for greater efficiency and easier-to-understand format.
- Accenture Thailand dispatched 22 of its employees to a workshop on the identification of problems and design & development of database dashboard, which delivers easy-to-understand output and ease of use.
- TCFE Dashboard has been provided to TCFE, paving way for its team to develop database further.
- Accenture Thailand staff identified IT problems in their analysis of TCFE-affiliated school database and provided counseling.
- Accenture Thailand staff designed/developed database analytics and created a dashboard program for easier usage.
Computer Donations by Premier Capital (2000) for TCFE-Affiliated Students’ Online Learning
Partner : Premier Capital (2000) Company Limited
Period: 25 February – 1 December 2021
- To provide students in need with computers during their participation in Winner English Program and Digital, Science & Math Room Program, ensuring there is one computer per student
- To foster good attitudes and enhance academic performance of TCFE-affiliated students.
- The donations have given children an access to efficient learning systems.
- TCFE-affiliated schools have enough computers and accessories for online learning, without the need to buy new computers.
Premier Capital (2000) Company Limited has curbed educational disparities and promoted equitable education via TCFE by donating secondhand computers together with related accessories. In 2021, the company donated 137 computers in four batches. TCFE installed these computers for efficient teaching/learning and quality education in the following programs:
1 , Science & Math Room Program with aim to enable students to learn on their own and teachers to comprehensively supervise students’ learning
2.Winner English Program, which is an online English language course, with aim to develop students’ English fluency.
Fund-Raising for TCFE by Chittaphon “Ten” Leechaiyapornkul’s Fan Club via “TEN Birthday x Limited Education”
Period: 25 February – 3 March 2021
- To engage the artist’s fans in social works; and
- To raise funds for TCFE in support of its goals to curb educational disparities and promote equitable education among Thai children.
- Initiated by four volunteers who have been the artist’s supporters, the event finally received support from 421 donors including the artist’s many other fans. Their donations helped curb educational disparities and enhanced educational quality. The event, after expenses, successfully raised 188,160.17 baht for TCFE.
A fan club of the artist, known as “10vely”, collaborated with TCFE in organizing an online fund-raising event “TEN Birthday x Limited Education” between 25 February and 3 March 2021. Donors were gifted with T-shirts featuring “Chidtapon” – a design based on a young kid’s misspelling of the artist’s name, and fabric bags featuring a cat pattern drawn by a Yuvabadhana Foundation’s scholarship recipient.
Fund-Raising Campaign for Yuvabadhana Foundation’s Integrated Child – Centered Active Learning Project (ICAP of Yuvabadhana Foundation)
Partner: Thai Value Investors Association
Period: 15 March 2021 – 14 March 2022
- To ensure that each community has access to accurate and updated data in order to prevent further potential risks associated with air pollution
- To initiate collaboration to prevent open burning practices to create effective and long-term solutions for the PM 2.5 air pollution
- This campaign, after expenses, raised 107,219.37 baht for ICAP between 21 March and 31 December 2021.
- The association produced a VDO clip to promote ICAP among its members. Up to 183 members of the association donated money under the campaign.
The Thai Value Investors Association, in collaboration with Limited Education, called on everyone to donate money to ICAP via www.tcfe.or.th. Launched to improve the quality of early-childhood education at childcare centers and schools, ICAP has encouraged active learning with aim to ensure children aged between two and six years old receive opportunities to develop their potential and become the country’s valuable human resources. The association offered a T-shirt emblazoning “Thai VI” in a handwritten style, a pattern created by Limited Education, for every 500-baht donation.
“Talent Thai & Designers’ Room x Limited Education 2021” Campaign, which is related to an initiative of the Office of Innovation and Value Creation, the Department of International Trade Promotion, the Ministry of Commerce
Partners: Office of Innovation and Value Creation, the Department of International Trade Promotion, the Ministry of Commerce, and Matter Plotter
Period: 1 April – 30 September 2021
1. To communicate about and raise awareness of educational problems in a fresh way, using products that tell the stories of how TCFE have developed schools
2. To organize a fund-raising event with products created by “Talent Thai & Designers’ Room x Limited Education 2021” designers and specialists. These products were given as gifts to donors, with donations going to TCFE.
- A press conference on the collaboration was held to raise public awareness of the campaign and TCFE.
- As many as 120 designers applied to join the campaign.
- Of the applicants, 73 were allowed to design campaign products alongside 10 alumni of Talent Thai & Designers’ Room.
- Five products designed by five teams were used to raise funds for TCFE.
- The campaign attracted 860 donors, with donations and souvenir sponsorships totaling 830,159 baht.
- A total of 37 influencers, artists, and entertainment figures helped the campaign raise public awareness of Thailand’s educational problems.
TCFE, through its connections with creative partner Matter Plotter, entered into a co-branding collaboration with the Office of Innovation and Value Creation, the Department of International Trade Promotion, the Ministry of Commerce. The office is the organizer of Talent Thai & Designers’ Room, while TCEF seeks to raise the awareness of Limited Education. Under the collaborative campaign, designers were invited to create products that would raise public awareness of educational problems. Members of the general public, meanwhile, were encouraged to donate money to TCFE in support of educational-disparity reduction and educational-quality improvement for the benefits of underprivileged children. This collaborative campaign aimed to raise, after expenses, at least 100,000 baht per campaign product for TCFE. More than 73 brands joined this campaign by creating designs for its five products namely: (1) Story of Eunjai and Hai Muen Smelling Salt; (2) Socks with Love; (3) Aroma Candles for Education; (4) ‘Love You’ Bag; and (5) Ceramic Set with Napkins. The five products were used as souvenirs of donations made to TCFE (www.tcfe.or.th) between 15 July and 15 August 2021.
Collaboration on “UOB Money 101 Teen Edition” in Academic Year 2021
Partners: United Overseas Bank (UOB), The Money Coach (Mr. Jakkapong Mespan), Learn Education and Money Class
Period: May 2021 – March 2022
- To collaborate on the development of a financial-literacy course for junior secondary students with aim to equip them with financial knowledge and understanding, and encourage them to apply what they have learnt to their daily life and in the future to their work so that they can enjoy life security
- To create a network of teachers who are interested in financial knowledge, paving way for such teachers to acquire good knowledge, understanding and attitudes of financial matters, and to apply them in daily life.
- A total of 17 schools applied to the course, enrolling 27 teachers who would be responsible for developing a similar course for their students. In all, about 1,100 students have benefited from “UOB Money 101 Teen Edition”.
TCFE, in partnership with UOB, rolled out “UOB Money 101: Teen Edition” course with contributions from some other partners. Learn Education was in charge of preparing platforms so as to comprehensively provide students with access to this special course. The Money Coach, meanwhile, prepared speaker Mr. Jakkapong Mespan who made financial matters easy-to-understand for the goals of giving financial literacy and “financial skills” to students. With good knowledge and understanding of financial matters from a young age, students were expected to develop good financial discipline and financial-management skills and to finally build a more secure future for themselves. On 26 June 2021, this course was conducted as an online workshop for teachers in order for them to apply the course’s content to their schools. Participating teachers had provided good cooperation, received knowledge, and developed good attitudes towards financial matters.
Fund-Raising Campaign for the Procurements of Negative Pressure Modular Units with HEPA Filters for Hospitals during COVID-19 Situation
Partner: Air Conditioning Engineering Association of Thailand
Period: July – October 2021
Since April 2021, COVID-19 outbreak had intensified with not just fast-rising number of new infections but also reports of severer symptoms. Intensive care units were often overwhelmed as more patients needed critical care. In response to this situation, Thailand Collaboration for Change joined hands with the Air Conditioning Engineering Association of Thailand in accepting donations for the procurements of Negative Pressure Modular Units with HEPA Filters for hospitals across the country.
- The campaign successfully raised 3,915,433 baht from 202 donors.
- The fund was enough to procure 53 Negative Pressure Modular Units, each with HEPA Filters, for 48 hospitals across Thailand.
Each Negative Pressure Modular Unit with HEPA Filters cost around 90,000 baht. Produced as easy-to-assemble/disassemble room with high-quality air conditioner, such unit can purify indoor air thus raising medical workers’ safety and lowering the risk of disease transmissions. The fund-raising campaign for the procurement was done via Yuvabadhana Foundation, with PR materials appearing both online and on ground. The goal was to raise fund for the procurement of 20 Negative Pressure Modular Unit with HEPA Unit.
Collaboration on “Limited Education 2021” Campaign
Partners: 11 Brands
Period: 17 August – 31 December 2021
- To raise fund for TCFE via “IMAGINATION OR LIMITED EDUCATION?” campaign.
- To create public awareness of and engage people in educational causes, and also to foster multisectoral collaboration for the goal of curbing educational disparities.
- As many as 11 partner brands, more than 20 key opinion leaders, and leading media promoted the campaign.
- The campaign received 1,817,294 baht from 1,262 donors.
- The campaign raised awareness of educational problems among a wide audience via a Live Broadcast that showed the power of cooperation. During the broadcast, more than 15,000 people engaged themselves with the campaign by sharing its content, making donations, and buying limited-edition products from partner brands. Many media outlets also covered the campaign and its educational focus.
- Members of the public were encouraged to donate money to TCFE. For a donation of at least 500 baht, donors were given a T-shirt featuring a Thai proverb. The campaign also encouraged members of the public to buy products of its partners namely I-KIDS, After You, Double Goose, Khaokho Talaypu, SCG, Loaf lay, Circular, Papa Shabu Farm, Phoenix Lava, Bar B Q Plaza, and Nanyang as parts of the proceeds would go to TCFE.
- The campaign asked the aforementioned brands to design limited-edition products for the campaign with parts of limited-edition proceeds going to TCFE. The goals were to create a good image for the brands, to raise public awareness of educational problems, and to increase children’s educational opportunities.
“Power Up & Take Up Arms for Happy Class” Workshop for TCFE-Affiliated Teachers
Partners: Life Education, Starfish Academy, EdVISORY, Inskru, and The Money Coach
Period: October 2021 – January 2022
- To equip TCFE-affiliated school directors, executives and teachers with relevant non-academic skills.
- To create a network of TCFE-affiliated school directors and teachers for the exchange of experiences and additional learning that will lead to further improvement of teaching/learning quality.
- A total of 160 teachers from 55 TCFE-affiliated schools joined the workshop.
- Speakers conducted the workshop, sharing their knowledge, know-how and experiences. Participating teachers thus were exposed to many new perspectives. They then were able to apply the workshop’s content for quality teaching.
Containing practical content, this online workshop was designed for TCFE-affiliated school executives and teachers. This workshop was conducted through TCFE collaboration with five partners namely Life Education, Starfish Academy, EdVISORY, Inskru, and Money Coach including their speakers. This workshop addressed eight key topics as follows:
1) How to teach online fantastically with technologies.
2) Fun teaching & creative classroom can impress learners.
3) Teach without falling ill: exercises for good emotional health.
4) How to design competency-based class through a new perspective.
5) Competency-based curriculum and the management of new-age schools.
6) Anyone can accomplish financial missions.
7) Communicate constructively for positive communications.
8) Teach as if you don’t teach. This workshop was held throughout the second semester of Academic Year 2021.
Better Battle Contest: Limited Education x TikTok for #NewSemesterStarts Challenge
Period: November – December 2021
- To encourage everyone to contribute to Thailand’s education in any way he/she can, and to motivate more people to do good deeds over TikTok platform.
- To raise public awareness of educational problems through the use of easy-to-understand messages and to promote public participation in solving the problems for positive impacts.
- The project received 1,000,000-baht donation over TikTok platform for Thai education and Content-Boosting support worth around 1,668,000 baht.
- It successfully engaged more than 600 TikTok users including many key opinion leaders and influencers. The participants recorded VDO clips of them duetting over Thai proverbs. Clips about Thailand’s educational problems were also created. As they received more than 200 million views, the public awareness of the problems has apparently increased. In its two-month period, the contest attracted more than 4,500 users.
Limited Education project won the Better Battle contest over TikTok platform, after it participated in TikTok 101 workshop. Conducted in collaboration with 30 partners for the goals of raising public awareness and wooing public support, this project rolled out #NewSemesterStarts Challenge. This challenge encouraged people to fill its blanks with Thai proverbs and promoted quality education for Thai children with the help of public awareness and public participation.
“Class Buddy: You Learn, Kids Learn” Fund-Raising Campaign
Partners: Taejai, Saturday School. Inskru, Toolmorrow, Kor Kan Kru, Mahidol University
Period: 1 November – 31 December 2021
- Because of COVID-19 outbreak, more than 270,000 underprivileged Thai children were at risk of dropping out of schools as their families were affected and they had no equipment for online learning. TCFE therefore collaborated with Taejai and other educational partners namely Saturday School, Inskru, Toolmorrow, Kor Kan Kru, and the Mahidol University in launching the “Class Buddy: You Learn, Kids Learn” Fund-Raising Campaign”. This initiative aimed to raise 1,000,000 baht for giving tablets and internet access to 200 children so that they could continue with their studies (each child shall receive one tablet and one-year internet access at the budget of 5,000 baht). Donors, meanwhile, may get a free access to the campaign’s courses.
- Eight masters volunteered to conduct courses for the campaign.
- The campaign attracted 693 donors, with total donations reaching 1,012,306 baht. The money was used for tablet procurements and internet-service payments in support of 202 children.
The campaign called on members of the public to donate. For a donation of 500 baht up, donors may enroll into a course and learn from the campaign’s masters. Conducted by experts, these courses covered Storytelling, UX UI, Google Trends, Podcast, etc. Donations were accepted via Taejai.com. In addition to offering access to a course, the donations also gave a learning tool as well as internet access to children.
Good Society Summit 2021
Partners: 172 organisations
Period: 19 - 21 November 2021
- To launch an online community that compiles information on/offers access to all forms of social works; and fosters multisectoral collaborations for big goals and tangible efforts to address each social issue.
- To power up communications and reach out to a wider audience.
- An online community has been launched. The platform lists 101 organisations and 120 projects that seek to solve social problems.
- A total of 172 organisations have been engaged in efforts to address social problems.
- The summit featured ‘Lives’, an activity that told the stories about 68 lives for the audience to understand more about social issues.
- As many as 4,206 people joined the summit.
- At least 550 people have already registered themselves as the website’s members.
Thailand Collaboration for Change joined the Good Society Network in organizing Good Society Summit 2021, which brought together organisations from all sectors for the goals of addressing various social issues worthy of public attention and of creating channels for everyone to join efforts to develop a good society. The summit took place as a virtual event over http://goodsociety.network. Included in the summit were a forum on collaborative governance-for-sustainable-development action plan, a forum on Thailand’s collaborative social-development action plan, the Social Enterprise Thailand Forum 2021, and activities held by organisations that have advocated four causes namely education & youth; human rights & anti-corruption; good physical and emotional health; and the environment & sustainability.