MUIC Students in 10-day Volunteer Camp
The Volunteer Club of Mahidol University International College (MUIC) held a 10-day Volunteer Camp at Ban Yang Tone School, Sai Yoke, Kanchanaburi province on December 12-21, 2016, attracting 60 MUIC students and 80 pupils from the host school.
Camp organizers consisting of eight staff divided participants into a services team, a construction team, an activities team, a teaching team, and a kitchen team. All participants had to rotate teams everyday in order for them to learn all duties. The objectives of the camp included building the school wall, improving and developing the school playground and sports court, building a garden and a garbage incinerator, and more.
MUIC Conducts Temple and School Cleanup in Honor of His Majesty
Mahidol University International College (MUIC) conducted a cleanup activity of a Buddhist temple and school in observance ofthe 50th day of mourning for His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
Dubbed as “Baan-Wat-Rongrean,” the cleanup activity at Suwannaram Temple and Suwannaram School in NakhonPathom Province on November 25, 2016 was led by Assoc. Prof. Phitaya Charupoonphol, MUIC Dean. Several lecturers and students of the College volunteered. They were joined by teachers and students of Sawannaram School and residents of the local community in cleaning the temple and school.
Organized by the MUIC Social Engagement Unit, the “Baan-Wat-Rongrean” activity was an opportunity for the volunteers to perform good deeds and show loyalty to His Majesty.
Donation for Underprivileged Schoolchildren
The Social Engagement Unit and Sha-la-la Team of Mahidol University International College (MUIC) conducted a charity campaign for underprivileged school children of Thaiyawas School in Nakhon Pathom on September 28, 2016. The charity event was inspired by a former exchange student named Phil and his friends who had participated in the first Sha-la-la activity on November-December 2015. Phil said Thaiyawas students inspired him to be teachers.
“This is why we did the donation drive. It’s not only meant to donate study equipment, bookshelf, shoe rack, socks and others to students but also to perform activities that will help them learn and at the same time have fun with us.”
Students from Ban Klong Yong School Receive English Camp Certificates
Assoc. Prof. PhitayaCharupoonphol, Dean of Mahidol University International College (MUIC) awarded certificates on September 13, 2016 to students of Bann Klong Young School who have participated in the MUIC-led project, Shalala English Camp: Let the Tales Begin.
The MUIC Social Engagement Unit and Shalala team held the Shalala English Camp: Let the Tales Begin at Ban Klong Yong School, Mahasawat sub-district, Phutthamonthon district, NakhonPathom province on August 20-21, 2016.
The project, aimed at promoting quality education and local development, was supported by the Office of Higher Education Commission. The activities were meant to improve the four important English skills, namely. listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Students who participated learned basic English conversation and vocabulary through four children’s stories like Snow White, Pinocchio, The Three Little Pigs, and Cinderella. They also learned English from songs. These activities were also expected to build up the students’ confidence and inspire them.
MUIC Tree-planting CSR Event for Two Royal Occasions
A group of 203 persons led by Mrs. Somluck Lunsucheep, Associate Dean for Administration and Academic Support of Mahidol University International College (MUIC); Mr. Teerapon Chokenamchai, Senior Assistant Chief for Phutthamonthon District; exchange and visiting students, along with MUIC staff members; planted 154 saplings at Buddhamonthon Park, NakhonPathom Province on September 9, 2016 in observance of the dual occasions of the 70thanniversary celebration of His Majesty the King’s ascension to the throne (June 9, 2016) and the 7th Cycle or 84th birthday celebration of Her Majesty the Queen (August 12, 2016).
MUIC Donates to Prostheses Foundation
The Environmental and Energy-Saving Committee delivered 11 kilos of pull tabs (from canned drinks) to the Prostheses Foundation through the Faculty of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) of Mahidol University.
Mrs. Somluck Lunsucheep, Associate Dean for Administration and Academic Support and the committee’s chairperson, personally delivered the pull tabs on February 9, 2016
The donation of pull tabs—used as a raw material in the production of prosthetics—is part of MUIC’s support for worthwhile projects such as those undertaken by the Prostheses Foundation.
MUIC Conducts Outreach in Temple School
Around 50 Thai and exchange students from Mahidol University International College (MUIC) taught basic English skills to pupils of a Buddhist temple school in Nakhon Pathom province under MUIC’s “Temple School Relations for Wisdom of Community” project. The student club Rakkaew Mahidol University also collaborated by performing renovation work in the school library and donating bicycles under its “We Connect” project, co-sponsored by Mahidol University’s Faculty of Engineering.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Phitaya Charupoonphol, MUIC Dean, awarded certificates in recognition of the student volunteers’ contributions during ceremonies held at Watthaiyawas School, a Buddhist temple school located in Nakhon Chaisri district, on December 2, 2015.
The project is part of MUIC’s university social responsibility (USR) activities designed to help neighboring communities and develop a sense of responsibility among MUIC students.
MUIC in “Sustainable Bangkok Campaign”
Mahidol University International College (MUIC) signed recently a Memorandum of Agreement and a Memorandum of Understanding with several organizations as part of supporting the Sustainable Bangkok Campaign, a project of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP).
Assoc. Prof. Phitaya Charupoonphol, MUIC Dean, signed the two documents—binding MUIC with the Faculty of Environment and Resource Studies of Mahidol University, the Thailand Youth Media Network, and Asia-Pacific Peace and Development Service Alliance—on November 11, 2015 in Bangkok to “create and develop a better and more sustainable society and environment for the city of Bangkok” through the Sustainable Bangkok Campaign, a multi-sectoral undertaking that will promote a “cleaner, greener, and safer city environment through creative activities by youth volunteer and media presence.”
Several MUIC faculty and staff members also attended the event. Some 24 MUIC students, meanwhile, underwent training for this campaign.
MUIC Organizes Cycling Event in Salaya
Mahidol University International College (MUIC) joined hands with the Salaya community in a biking event that is expected to attract thousands of cycling enthusiasts.
Clinical Prof. Udom Kachintorn, President of Mahidol University, together with Assoc. Prof. Dr. Phitaya Charupoonphol, Dean of Mahidol University International College (MUIC), and MU and MUIC Executives along with Mr. Chatchai Utaipan,the Governor of Nakon Pathom province organized “Social Cycling: Eco Town Salaya.”
It was held on September 27, Sunday, from 6:00 am to 12:00 pm with participants assembling first at Prince Mahidol Hall in the Salaya campus.
The cycling event’s highlights included the special trophies of H.R.H. Princess Adiyadhornkitikhun, the Governor of Nakhon Pathom Province, and President of Mahidol University.
This cycling event was aimed at raising the awareness of Salaya residents about global warming and its effects on the environment at the same time promoting the health benefits of cycling. It is also in line with Mahidol University’s Green University Policy.
Award Ceremony of Scholarship
Assoc. Prof. Phitaya Charupoonphol, Dean of Mahidol University International College participated in the “Award Ceremony of Scholarship to Elementary and High School Students fromNeighboring Area of Mahidol University (Salaya Campus)” on September 22, 2015, from 9.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m. at Seminar Room 1210, 2nd floor, Mahidol University International College. The purpose of this event is to offer the opportunity in education and to promote students in doing good deeds and being grateful.
MUIC To Organize Cycling Event in Salaya
Mahidol University International College (MUIC) will join hands with the Salaya community in a biking event that is expected to attract thousands of cycling enthusiasts.
Clinical Prof. Udom Kachintorn, President of Mahidol University, together with Assoc. Prof. Dr. Phitaya Charupoonphol, Dean of Mahidol University International College (MUIC), and MUIC Executives along with Mr.Banlue Sangachit, the Deputy Governor of Nakon Pathom province announced in a press conference on September 17, 2015 at Central Plaza Salaya the launching of “Social Cycling: Eco Town Salaya.”
It will be held on September 27 from 6:00 am to 12:00 pm with participants assembling first at Prince Mahidol Hall in the Salaya campus. This cycling event aims to raise the awareness of Salaya residents about global warming and its effects on the environment at the same time promoting the health benefits of cycling. It is also in line with Mahidol University’s Green University Policy.
MUIC organized “Phutthamonthon’s Youths love Reading Project”
Around 120 young residents of Phutthamonthon District joined the “Phutthamonthon’s Youth Love Reading” event at the district’s Auditorium Hall on July 25, 2015. It was a joint project of Mahidol University International College (MUIC) in cooperation with Mahidol University (MU).
Assoc. Prof. Preecha Soontranan, MU Vice President for Policy and Planning; Assoc. Prof. Phitaya Charupoonphol, MUIC Dean; Mrs. Somluck Lunsucheep, MUIC Associate Dean for Administration and Academic Support; and Mr. Voranat Hnurot, Phutthamonthon District Sheriff were the ones behind the project, which was organized to encourage young people in the district and nearby areas to make reading a habit and also for them to appreciate the importance of knowledge.
There participants were given the opportunity to develop their reading skills and also created a network among themselves. The project also enabled both MU and MUIC and the Phutthamonthon community to work closely together in promoting learning among the district’s residents.
MUIC Little Guides love Nakon Pathom
Assoc. Prof. Phitaya Charupoonphol, Dean of Mahidol University International College and Mr. Aumnaj Kosolrod, Senior Vice President Head of Regional Business – Central and East of Total Access Communication PLC. (DTAC) participated in the Press Conference for the “Little Guide Love Nakhon Pathom” Project at the Conference Room, Watphrapathomchedi School, Nakon Pathom Province on July 3, 2015.
This project was designed especially for primary students. Some students from Watphrapathomchedi School will be selected to participate in the Training Project for 3 month (June – August 2015). They will be trained and practiced to become an efficient “Little Tour Guides” who could provide information about Traveling in Nakon Pathom Province and could introduce the highlight attractions in their community to impress the tourists. Nakhon Pathom Governor, Mr. Chatchai Uthaipan also came to give certificate to students who passed the training.
MUIC Dean, Rakkaew Observe Fieldwork Training
The Dean of Mahidol University International College (MUIC), Assoc. Prof. Dr. Phitaya Charupoonphol, joined Rakkaew Mahidol University in observing recently the fieldwork training of students from the Faculty of Public Health of Mahidol University and the Faculty of Medicine of Srinakarinwirot University in Saraburi Province.
The student field researchers collected baseline data about communities in Nong Yang Seuw and Sub Sanoon Districts including prevalent health problems, infrastructure, cost of living and social welfare.
Mr. Tanachai Rueangchaisit, Club President of Rakkaew Mahidol University, said that the lessons he learned from observing the procedures of the student field researchers, along with the data they have gathered, will significantly help Rakkaew in formulating sustainable programs for communities which would include entrepreneurship projects for the local residents.
The other MU officers who joined the observation team included Assoc. Prof. Dr. Preecha Soontranan, Vice President for Student Affairs and Alumni of Mahidol University; and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Prayoon Fongsatitkul, Dean of the Faculty of Public Health, Mahidol University. They were accompanied by their respective staff. Prof. Chairat Neruntarat, MD, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Srinakarinwirot University, also joined them.
Rakkaew Donates Bike-powered Water Pumps
Rakkaew Mahidol University, in partnership with the Faculty of Engineering and Mahidol University International College (MUIC) launched “Life Cycling Project” – featuring bicycle-powered water pumps – at Bahn Pad Mohn School in Nakkhon Pathom on June 4, 2015.
Rakkaew installed two bicycle-powered pumps worth 6,000 Baht each in the school. The students can pump water by using the stationary bicycles. The water could then be used for irrigating the plants in the schoolyard farm.The bicycle pumps were designed and built by lecturers and students of the Faculty of Engineering while MUIC students and Rakkaew members took care of the development, fund-raising and promotion of the project.
Mr. Tanachai Rueangchaisit, President of Rakkaew Mahidol University, said the club is looking at expanding the project to other schools.
MUIC Exchange and Visiting Students Join Tree-planting Activity
Exchange and visiting students for Trimester 3 (Academic Year 2014-2015) along with staff members of the International Affairs Office of Mahidol University International College, planted 30 yellow tabebuia trees on April 10, 2015 at Bhuddhamonthon Park, Nakhon Pathom Province.
The event was part of the 60th birthday celebration of Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn and almost 30 years of academic service of MUIC.
English Lessons for the Community
Assoc. Prof. Phitaya Charupoonpol, Dean of Mahidol University International College (MUIC), led College executives, Public Communications Section staff members and international and exchange students in holding the “Teaching English for Fun-Shalala” (Teaching English for the Salaya Community), on March 14, 2015 at The Salaya Mall. (more…)
MUIC CSR Volunteer Work at Phuttamonthon Park
As part of the celebrations for the 60th Birthday of Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn and 30th Founding Anniversary of Mahidol University International College (MUIC), the College organized a tree-planting activity at Phutthamonthon Park, (more…)
Volunteer Club Field Trip
The MUIC Volunteer Club conducted its annual environmental field trip to Kaeng Krachan National Park in Phetchaburi Province on the weekend of January 31-February 1, 2015.
The forty-five participants, under the supervision of forest rangers, (more…)
Annual Volunteer Camp
The Volunteer Club conducted its annual Volunteer Camp at Ban Chong Kling Chong Krod School in Kanchanaburi Province from December 14 to 23, 2014. Forty-nine club members, in addition to 11 MUIC alumni, engaged in a number of activities at the school, which accommodates approximately 130 children.
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