24 April 2013

Field Visits of Friends of UNICEF for Thailand – Paula Taylor and Nichkhun Horvejkul

Story by Heamakarn Sricharatchanya/Video of Nichkhun Horvejkul by Jingjai N. /Video of Paula Taylor by Metee Thuentap and TV Munk

BANGKOK - Actress and model Paula Taylor and K-pop idol Nichkhun Horvejkulhad never met each other in person before. But the two greeted each other excitedly before walking side by side into a room full of media at a Bangkok hotel in early April to be introduced as the first “Friends of UNICEF” for UNICEF Thailand.

01 April 2013

Breaking down language barriers in the deep south

Story by Nattha Keenapan/Video by Jingjai N.

(The story was published in the Bangkok Post newspaper on April 1, 2013)

NARATHIWAT, Thailand - The science class for Grade 2 students at the Thairath Wittaya 10 School is a lot more than just science. When their teacher asks them questions in the Pattani-Malay language about the different parts of a plant, the students readily respond in Thai.

Throughout the entire period, their conversation flows naturally back and forth between the two languages, and there are no signs of confusion among any of the students.