Karina Veal

Former Senior Education Specialist, Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department, ADB

Karina provides strategic and technical advice across ADBs growing education sector operations to assist developing countries meet their education priorities. She focuses on innovative solutions to emerging issues such as 'blended' learning, effective industry engagement, and public-private sharing of educational facilities. Before joining ADB in 2012, Ms Veal operated an independent consultancy practice in education for development, working with UN and bilateral agencies. Prior to that she held a variety of public policy leadership and advisory roles.

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Students of Mechai Pattana Bamboo School in Buriram, Thailand

Educating the Poor the Social Entrepreneurial Way

In common with the best international schools, Year 10 students at the school established in Burriam, Thailand by former Senator Mechai Viravaidya, spend a year away from home (in this case, to the Thai beach resort area of Pattaya).  There they experience a different culture, gain independence, and develop teamwork as they transition to young adults. 

Karina Veal