The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Khon Kaen University was founded on July 18, 1978.
The foundation of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences as the 7th Faculty of Khon Kaen Univerity firmly aimed to gather scholars who were scattered across different faculties in the fields of humanities and social sciences into the same organization; to facilitate instruction in the area of humanities and social sciences; and to control the academic quality and unity of University administration. Initially, there were only 4 departments in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences during the first era, namely the Department of Foreign Languages, the Department of Library Science (once under the Faculty of Science and Arts), the Deparment of Social Sciences, and the Department of Humanities.
Asia is home to more than half of the world’s population and is the planet’s most dynamic and fastest-growing region. How Asia develops in the coming years will directly impact our security and prosperity.
Many Asian countries have made tremendous progress toward meeting development goals; however, ensuring economic prosperity and security across borders remain a challenge. USAID’s Bangkok-based Regional Development Mission for Asia (RDMA) works to address key transnational challenges.
AIDs Network Development Foundation, Northeastern Office based in Khon Kaen Province founded in 1997. The foundation aims to enhance capacity of local authorities, organizations and communities regarding prevention and reduction of HIV/AIDs and related issues based in Northeastern Thailand. AIDs Net NE programs reduction of spread out of HIV/AIDs, prevention new HIV/AIDs affected and eradication an aversion on people who live with HIV/AIDs and illness in Northeastern region. Moreover, the organization implemented project called The Prevention of HIV/AIDS among Migrant Workers in Thailand Project (PHAMIT), targeted in Burmese, Lagosian, and Cambodian workers based in 6 Northeastern Provinces including Champasak Province, Lao P.D.R. In addition to HIV/AIDs reduction, AIDs Net NE has been implementing participatory action research for eliminating sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Funding supports receive from both national and international donors. For more information, please follow provided link.
In 2009, Tai-Loei Institute for child and youth development started grouping themselves named “Kum-Kor-Karn-Dee” as group of child and youth doing good things for home-communities. They renovated old public child-care center into community’s library and promote book-reading and distributing folk-stories to 3-12 year olds children within 10 communities. Increasingly, many child and youth from surrounding communities freely volunteer whilst youth leadership development program is continually conducted. Famously, various authorities, informal education office, local administrative organization and communities have been collaboratively working together with the group. Areas of works are child-center learning methods, participatory community development, art and culture, handy craft and social enterprise. Funding supports from national donors. For more information, please follow provided link.
Ubon Ratchathani Province Civil Society Foundation is non-governmental organization based in Ubon Ratchathani Province. The organization originally composes of multi-disciplinary such as government, non-government, privet and non-government sector. Areas of works are citizenships building, public policy advocacy, media production for social development and election monitoring movements, civil society organizations strengthened and human recourse development and public platform organization. Obviously, practitioner courses produced like social development and participatory public policy advocacy, knowledge management of health care and accessibility. Interestingly, resource accumulation and mobilization is applicable due to finance limits. The organization also works together with EFFU campaign organic farming policy provincially whilst farmers’ knowledge is being documental. Funding supports are from national donors. For more information, please follow provided link.
Health and Share Foundation (HSF) founded in 2012. Previously, organization was a former international agency, worked in Thailand named SHARE: Services for the Health in Asian and African Regions. In 1990, SHARE worked for human resource development particularly in health care and services, based in Ubon Ratchathani and Amnatcharoen Province, Northeastern Thailand. In 2008, SHARE Thailand landed to work in Thai-Lao Border areas, located in Khemmarat, Na-Tan and Pho-Sai District, Ubon Ratchathani Province. HSF aims to enhance community and vulnerable people in regrading HIV/AIDs and health issue, and to build up self-awareness toward health care and services effectively. Target groups are vulnerable people such as elderly, child and youth, men who have sex with men, and people who live with HIV/AIDs. Practically, HSF specializes in sexuality health, adolescent pregnancy, elderly care and study tour and social enterprise initiative. Finding supports received from various national and international donors. For more information, please follow provide link.
EFFU is project funded by European Union (EU), working by Ubon Ratchathani University together with Ubon Ratchathani Civil Society Foundation in 2012. It aims to strengthen small-scale farmers in Ubon Ratchathani Province about sustainable agriculture and climate change adaptation. Specially, EFFU expertise in organic rice production that will eventually generate farmers’ incomes. Organic Agriculture Cooperative establishes to maintain food security and incomes generation in the midst of climate change, risks and adaptation. Achievements toward sustainable agriculture is importance of both practical knowledge and academic documents. Integrated organic farming initiatives and action research in agriculture adaptation and risk management have been taken into account of provincial policy advocacy. Practically, target groups are recognize and realize toward sustainable livelihood as well as experientially promote to spread out knowledge of organic farming in Ubon Ratchathani Province. For more information, please follow provided link.
The Tabalprai Center is a center for local herbs knowledge and practices, based in Surin Province, Northestern Thailand. Originally, the center achieve most of local wisdom in alternative treatments such as massage, food and process, herbs and oil therapy, fortune teller and rituals. To promote self-autonomous in health care systems, local wises and practitioners including illness have been learning through treatment provided and maintained physical and mental from original root. Forest where herbs and wild plants and spirits habitat is matter concerns as same as ritual of cures. Community where is surrounding forest areas are important to strengthen and promote of forest preservation and production. To revitalize local and traditional medicine, the center supports network to plant and apply herbs for healing illness. The center also create and improve individuals and organization capability in herbs production, processing and marketing systems. Funding supports are from national donors.
This organization is working for reduce and withdraw alcohol drinking in both rural and urban areas, based in lower Northeastern Thailand. Main activities are policy advocacy particularly in alcohol regulation and its enforcement at all levels as well as campaigning awareness of liquor business’s CSR. Moreover, the organization is seriously shifting people attitudes on “free alcohol day” in rituals practices, especially for 3 months Buddhist lent durations. This center also targets on child and youth development. It relates to activities “say no to drugs and alcohol” as well as adolescent’s contributions to local community. Practically, youth are encouraging to produce alcohol zoning and statistics of drinking and accidents including campaigning public awareness to local people and authorities. Funding supports are from national donor. For more information, please follow provided link.
NET Foundation founded in 1981 by group of Non-Governmental Organization together with international agencies. Since then, the organization has been conducting integrated community development and leader’s capacity development program. Fields of works vary to health, HIV/AIDs, sufficiency economy, sustainable agriculture and environment management including renewable energy. The organization also provides services such as complex training center and course, facilitators, study tour including research and monitoring and evaluation program nationally and internationally. Interestingly, emerging activity is social enterprise called “NET PUNSOOK”. It is donated-second-hands shop which incomes earned will contribute to vulnerable people in target areas. Eventually, NET is a good practitioner on sustainable renewable energy, food safety and security, sexuality health and social network and justice. Funding supports are from national and international funds. For more information, please follow provided link.
Thai Concern Foundation (TCF) starts working since 1998 in which head office was located in Chiang Mai Province, Northern Thailand. Then, the organization moved to locate in Khon Kaen Province, Northeastern Thailand. Fields of works are varied on HIV/AIDS, T.B., adolescent pregnancy, livelihood of vulnerable child and sexuality health. Target groups are child and youth in rural and urban areas, parents, local administrative organization, local public health office, local school, child and youth shelter including local community. Practically, TCF has been working and establishing a friendly center for youth and child consultancy and services. Projects implemented particular in HIV/AIDS, sexuality health, vulnerable child’ livelihood assessment and training on adolescent pregnancy in and out of school and child shelter. For more information, please follow provided link.
Friends of Homeless Office is a small group of people who is working to approach homeless’ livelihood development and social inclusive, targeted in Khon Kaen Province. Fields of works, there are respectively works toward capacity development individually and organizationally, research and knowledge management, social communication creation as well as rights based services and accessibility. The project is granted by Thai Health Promotion Fund which collaboratively implements together with regionally governmental agencies. Mechanically, the organization plays significant roles in strengthening both beneficiaries and agencies related social welfare and services including protection operations. Practically, the organization strategizes participatory approach to inquiry homelessness information in order to initiate proper solutions-design for homeless and vulnerable people. For more information, please follow provided link.
Khon Kaen School for the Blind is the first school for the blind in the Northeastern Thailand. It was founded by the blind teacher named Ajarn Prayad Phunong-aong since 1978. Officially, the Blinded Foundation for the Blind in Thailand under the royal patronage registered the school as private special school based on Act of Private School in 1982, section 15 (3) a regular school teaching student who has ในพระบรมราชูปถัมภ์eyes impaired. The school opened and has been teaching the blind students since May 16, 1985 (pre-primary 1 to primary 6). Practically, the school prepares blind students in braille skills (reading and writing) and enabling students’ innovation and technology applicable. The school also trains students for daily living skills called orientation and mobility. Interestingly, the school supports the blind students learning together with ordinary students in high school and higher education level. There is free of charge school and full facilities services to targets. For more information, please follow provided link.
The Thai Baan Association (TBA) is founded in 2011, located in Maha Sarakham Province. The organization is implementing in a form of project as named “Peasant Community School” for strengthening both individuals and organization. Areas of works target in community economy, child and youth development, sustainable agriculture and food security, natural resources management, cultural-eco-tourism, social enterprise, alternative education and international volunteer exchange program. Methodologically, all activities start with inner-learning process and professionally practical learning. Collaboratively, the organizations coordinates with government agency, private sector and civil society sector, nationally and internationally. Interestingly, the organization is doing well on social enterprise creation such as weaving products and by-products of organic rice. For more information, please follow provided link.
In 2005, WWF Thailand, particularly in Freshwater program together with WWF Lower Mekong Sub-region Office has strategized Songkhram River Basin into freshwater priority landscape of WWF Thailand. Then, office based in Sri-songkhram District, Nakorn Phanom Province has been carrying project named “wetland revitalization in lower Songkhram River Basin”. This project is undertaken by provincial office based. The organization prioritizes to assess impacts of climate change locally as well as quality and quantity of freshwater that will eventually create hydrology model. Moreover, the organization tends to increase food security and improve livelihood of surrounding communities, including strengthening capacity of community based organizations related integrated natural resources (water) management. Significantly, outcomes of the project will be released as published documents as well as its best practices will be advocating in terms of policy and practice in the next steps. For more information, please follow provided link.
The Mueang Phon Rescue Association is founded in 2006. It was developing from a group of community radio named “Mueang Phon Citizen” and communication radio Mueang Phon in order to rescue victims from any accident and disaster cases within Mueang Phon District and neighboring districts, Khon Kaen Province. The organization conducts training and workshop regarding rescue both accidence and disaster, primary helping accidental victims, transferring into hospital as well as voluntary in social services. Moreover, the organization promotes democracy and citizen engagement through radio community. The organization supports local rituals, traditions and culture maintenance and revitalization. It creates atmosphere for public charity donating money or stuff for helping vulnerable people and the poor. For more information, please follow provided link.
Social development association is founded in 2006, based in Bangkok, working in areas of HIV/AIDs, TB, drugs sexual education, reproductive health and social welfare including protection and prevention community related social issues. Prior to expanding target areas, the SDA has set regional office based in Kalasin Province, coverage upper Northeastern provinces. Its areas of works vary on HIV/AIDs prevention as well as adolescent pregnancy prevention and cases transferred. It also provides training and workshop for building awareness and skills regardless sexual and reproductive health for both child-school and non-school, youth, communities and relevant local authorities. Moreover, the regional office has been implementing on policy advocacy, rights based approach for immigrant workers human trafficking and international immigrants. Funding supports are from national and international funds. For more information, please contact to sarawut. email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Network of Mekong River Basin’s Community Organizations Council based in 7 Northeastern Provinces is community based organization network, originally established in 2009, target in 7 Northeast Provinces along Mekong River Basin. Areas of works are covered in integrated natural resources management nationally and internationally, rights base approach, strengthening capacity of community based organizations socio-economically, farmers’ database management, disaster and risk reduction and management and alternative documents related river and surrounding community protection as well as social campaign development including community based research regarding sustainable livelihood and bio-diversity systems. Internally, the organization concerns self-reliance through community welfare and services, not limits to sustainable livelihoods of local people surrounding Mekong River. For more information, please follow provided link.
The center officially established in 2011. It works closely with Ubon Ratchathani Province Public Health Office in order to drive provincial child and youth development policy. The organization strategizes with both government and civil society organization particularly with over 40 organizations related child and youth development. Areas of works are mainly in public policy advocacy, youth capacity development, database and knowledge management, local media, TV and radio including platforms and campaigns regarding free alcohol in rituals, and prevention of adolescent pregnancy and consumers protection including prevention of newly alcohol-drinker. Practically, the organization acts as hub for driving relevant child and youth development organizations, applicable volunteers for social contributions. For more information, please follow provided link.
Since 2012, Sarakham Hugphaeng Council originally make up from 15 key networks based in Maha Sarakham Province. There are differently from civil society organizations, private, government sector and community based organizations likely community welfare network, farmer and community’s food security network, child and youth network, community organization council network, community economy network, habitat network, land management network, natural disaster management network, consumers network, community forestry network, elderly network, local wisdom network, women network, good teaching teachers network and local administrative organizations network. Collaboratively, all drives toward solutions design based on situations and challenges faced as well as resources accumulation and mobilization. Areas of works are public policy advocacy, citizenship and participation base, rural and urban environmental management, sustainable agriculture and food security and civil society sector’s capacity development. For more information, please follow provided link.