Blog posts on "Mechai Pattana Bamboo School"

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.