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Social Development & Cultural Conservation

Social Development & Cultural Conservation

Royally-Initiated Ampawa Chaipattananurak Project
A Conservation Project for the Ampawa River Community
Location: Amphawa District, Samut Songkhram Province
Promoted for Ecotourism


Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn initiated a conservation project to be established in the Ampawa Canal Community. The Chaipattana Foundation implemented the initiative by developing a donated piece of land into a conservation project to preserve the local traditional ways of living in accordance with His Majesty the King’s Philosophy of Sufficiency Economy. The Project was also intended to enable local residents to lead a simple and sustainable life.

 

Royally-Initiated Rama IX Golden Jubilee Temple
Location: Rama 9 Road, Bangkok


The Rama IX Golden Jubilee Temple was built according to His Majesty the King’s initiative to propagate the teachings of Buddhism. It is also aimed to serve as a model for an ideal Thai society which comprises of three pillars: ban (home), wat (temple), and rongrian or ratchakan (school or government agencies). At the centre is a temple which serves to unite the people and their compassion and faith, and provide social and moral knowledge for both youth and adults. The three pillars reflect the integrated effort for a self-reliant society where people are encouraged to be the responsible members who care for their society and one another. This is an ideal society in line with sustainable development, and should therefore be adopted in the current world.

 

Late Princess Mother Memorial Park
Location: Somdet Chao Phraya Sub-district, Khlong San District, Bangkok


The Late Princess Mother Memorial Park was built to pay tribute to the late HRH Princess Srinagarindra, also recognized as the Princess Mother. It is located on a donated piece of land in Klong Sarn district of Bangkok, where the Late Princess Mother spent her childhood. His Majesty the King commissioned it be developed to preserve the memories of her childhood. The museum inside the park exhibits her biography as well as her development work dedicated to the Thai people. The harmonious living of the multicultural Wat Anongkharam community, where the Princess Mother grew up, is also displayed for educational and learning purposes.

With its recreational facilities and botanic gardens, the Late Princess Mother Memorial Park also serves as an attractive urban park for the general public.

 

Chaipittayapat School
Location: Wat Tha Phra Sub-district, Bangkok Yai District, Bangkok


Following the donation of the Jaruwattananukul School, Her Royal Highness Maha Chakri Sirindhorn requested that the Chaipattana Foundation renovate and develop it into a new school named ‘Chaipittayapat’. The School’s curriculum and activities are designed to instill patriotism and appreciation for the Monarchy and Buddhism as well as the Philosophy of Sufficiency Economy into students.

In addition to cultural conservation, the Chaipattana Foundation also implemented projects aimed particularly to enhance people’s capacity to become self-reliant. The key projects include:

Ban Rong Wua Land Development Project
Location: San Pa Tong District, Chiang Mai Province

The Chaipattana Foundation divided and distributed the land of this Project to farmers to live and make a living. The farmers have been able to improve their livelihood and become self-reliant to the point where they could form a co-operative to strengthen their farming occupations and improve their capacity to compete in the market.

Ban Bueng Wang Land Development Project
Location: Phrom Phiram District, Phitsanulok Province

The Chaipattana Foundation had developed a donated piece of land at Baan Bueng Wang and turned it into the Land Development Project to support rice farmers and promote awareness of the impacts of chemical usage in agricultural practices. These days, their quality of life has been improved and a sense of community has been largely enriched.

Sub Mai Daeng Cattle Co-Operative
Location: Bueng Sam Phan District, Phetchabun Province

The Cattle Co-Operative Ltd., in Petchaboon province had previously been provided with support by the Chaipattana Foundation in the areas of entrepreneurship, forming cattle raising groups and setting up a plant to process dairy products. At present, the Co-Operative has operated with great success. In the future, it is likely to be able to serve as a one-stop service for all animal foodstuffs.