Rays of Youth
Rays of Youth – a symbol for enthusiasm and hope for the future.
As they grow up, the youth at the migrant schools become increasingly exposed to the dangers of the street. Without the right education and the right support, and without interesting activities for their free time, they are in danger of losing focus and putting themselves and their future at risk.
Through different activities and projects, the "Rays of Youth" project aims to bring together youth from different ethnic backgrounds, keep them from the streets and its dangers, and morally develop them for society.
The Team and their Projects
The RoY team is made up of 9 youths, who dedicated the first year to their own personal training. Now they must pass on what they have learnt to the youth at the migrant schools. Regular trainings by organizations such as Save the Children UK and MTY EXIT deepen their knowledge and give them new creative ideas on how to pass this knowledge on.
For their own trainings they use posters, videos, animation films, role play, puppet theatres and songs, which are composed and written by the members of the team themselves. A daily one hour radio show in 3 languages has been added to the programme.
In their own Roadshows the Youth and their Peers perform in front of thousand of people around Mae Sot and campaigning with music, dance, theater, sketches and pantomime.
Good example for the community
Some of our youth really developed into shining rays and have been invited to join post university education and to workshops with MTV Thailand. The Thai Television brought a documentary about the project.They have their own website and Facebook Page.
The "Rays of Youth" project was started by the Help without Frontiers Thailand Foundation and is supported by Help without Frontiers (South Tyrol, Switzerland and Austria), the Youth symphonic orchestra South Tyrol, the association of music schools South Tyrol, the Winery Alois Lageder, The Youth Group Jump, Save the children UK, MTV EXIT and DEPDC.
Here is an overview about their main activities