In regards to a hundred students from 18 schools took part in this year’s education equity relationship programme, aimed at decreasing disparities in academic opportunities among college students in large cities and remote areas, according to one of the initiative’s leaders.
Speaking yesterday, Putthawan Supatranun, the corporate marketing communications director, Sea (Thailand), one of the three major sponsors of the program, told reporters that of the 18 universities participating, six had been from rural locations and the rest from city schools.
Throughout the program, students learned the abilities necessary for starting their own e-commerce businesses and made more than 200, 000 baht as a whole sales from products sold through online stores such as Shopee, Microsoft Putthawan said.
“We expect the skills they acquired to be further enhanced and to continue benefiting their future careers, ” Ms Putthawan said.
She said that participants were taught not only core digital entrepreneurial skills but also steps to make their products stand out on the internet.
“Selling products online requires more than appealing pictures. An interesting story concerning the products is vital, ” she said.
The other 2 sponsors of the program are the Equitable Training Fund and Shrewsbury International School.
Rungphakphon Phaksuang, a teacher with Wat Hup Krathing School in Ratchaburi’s Bang Pong district, said two of her students along with learning disabilities acquired made her happy by managing to accomplish the programme.
“I’m going to share my experience acquired from this programme on how to make good products and make money out of offering them online to a friends both from school and in the community, ” mentioned Panadda Khamphakdi, students from Ban Nonkhummittrapap 210 School in Nakhon Ratchasima’s Sikhiu district.
Marketing, product style and storytelling skills were taught along with basic entrepreneurial abilities at this year’s fourth annual event, mentioned Gregory Threlfall, director of Shrewsbury International School’s outreach program.