PTTEP Teenergy… A Spirit of Conservation
Protecting nature and the environment is an urgent mission for the country, and young people are the key engine that will drive the movement forward.
“Teenergy” comes from Teen + Energy. It’s an attempt to rally the power of the young generation to develop a spirit of conservation.
The project calls for youths at higher secondary level to take part in activities to learn about nature and to promote an understanding of the importance of nature and the environment
“Learning about value of the environment and nature and participating in the social activities ” at Khao Yai National Park is one of the activities in PTTEP Teenergy, held for the third consecutive year. It is an initiative of PTTEP in cooperation with the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation, the Department of Environmental Quality Promotion, the Office of the Basic Education Commission and the Foundation for Khao Yai National Park Protection.
Three-days-and-two-nights activities of PTTEP Teenergy Camp has also focused on embedding the nature conservation. The children will have a chance to hear stories from real conservationists such as Sasin Chalermlarp, chairman of Sueb Nakasatien Foundation, Professor Emeritus Dr. Pilai Poonswad, Thailand’s leading hornbill researcher and Dr. Patrapol Maneeorn, a respected veterinarian better known as Dr. Lot.
In the past three years, PTTEP Teenergy has expanded its mission. In the first year, the goal was to familiarise young people with the World Heritage Site of Khao Yai and allow them to appreciate nature. In the second year, the goal was to train young people to be able to communicate the importance of conservation to other people, so they were taught to make video clips with a smartphone. In the third year, the mission is to train young people to be able to organise their own camps and activities in their communities. So participants get to learn about social campaigning from scholars, while supporting youths who want to host their own camps.
The pride of PTTEP Teenergy is the project has inspired many students to set up nature conservation projects in their own communities
No matter how the mission of PTTEP Teenergy expands in the years to come, the seeds of environmental conservation have been sowed and thriving spectacularly.
To follow the PTTEP Teenergy activities, please go to https://www.facebook.com/pttepteenergycamp/
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