Walk for A Cause Rally: A first for APR Ticket to Life
Several Scouting activities are being introduced in Thailand and a major initiative last 24th December was the “Walk for A Cause Rally”, organised under the Ticket to Life (TTL) project which had a high turn-out of over 4,000 Thai Scouts and leaders.
Not only was the rally the first of its kind for TTL, it received strong support from the non-formal education department of the Ministry of Education. Many schools from 50 districts in Bangkok, which are under the non-formal education department, helped in selling close to 3,000 tickets with the help of Dr. Disakul Kasemsawas, Deputy Secretary General of National Scout Organization of Thailand (NSOT).
Through this project, NSOT is offering a Scout-based life skills program for children who have lesser opportunities in life. Prasert Boonruang, NSOT Secretary General, who headed the rally said “This is just the beginning. We hope to inspire more children to join the Ticket to Life program.”
Special thanks to TTL Thailand National Coordinator Mr Settanun Ungkulpasvich and his team for their efforts in planning, promoting and ensuring the success of this event.
Notable NSOT leaders joined the rally namely International Commissioner Pansak Ransibrahmanakul, Mr Ut Sangjit, Mr Sommart Sungkapon, and Dr Anatchai Rattakul. Ms. Iza Capinlac represented the Asia-Pacific Support Centre.
Thailand is the seventh country that runs Scout groups under the Ticket to Life project and NSOT will open four new Scout groups with 32 children for each group.