PKRU forms Youth Leaders for Nature and Environment Protection
- Feb 11, 2020
On February 7th 2020, the Research and Development Institute, the Faculty of Agricultural Technology in Phuket Rajabhat University, Phuket Natural Resources and Environment Office, and Phuket Municipality launched a project called ‘Youth Volunteer Leadership for Nature and Environmental Conservation of Phuket Year 2’. The event took place at The Queen Sirikit’s 72nd Birthday Anniversary Park (Dragon Ground); the opening was presided over by Acting Sub. Lt. Wikrom Chaktee, the Deputy Governor of Phuket. There were honorable guests attending, including Asst. Prof. Dr. Atipan Siammai, the Director of Research and Development Institute; Mr. Suthep Mungkhun, the Dean of the Faculty of Agricultural Technology; Mr. Claude de Crissey, the French Honorary Consul of Phuket; representatives from organization networks in the project and students in the area.
Mr. Suthep Mungkhun said that: “Nowadays, Phuket is facing increasing environmental problems and natural disasters because of the rapid growth on the island. Moreover, the rising number of non–registered population, who come to work on the island, are affecting environmental management. One of the solutions to this problem is to keep extensively educating people, business sectors, and local communities. There are several agencies educating environmental protection knowledge to adult local leaders and community members, but not to the youths and students who are supposed to be the mainstay to environmental protection in the future. Consequently, there should be training and workshops to educate them concretely, so they would be leaders to primarily relieve public dangers as well as provide suggestions to their families and tourists. To generate sustainable environment protection and conservation in Phuket, PKRU as an organization serving local communities therefore works on this project with government and private networks. The project focuses on students studying in beach and urban areas. They will be learning and practicing community disaster monitoring and report techniques, pollution and trash management, household waste water management, environmental management technologies; observing local environment and presenting their recommendations for further practical daily actions.”