ATF Welcomes Scholarship Recipients for 2022-2023 Academic Year

ATF Welcomes Scholarship Recipients for 2022-2023 Academic Year

ATF Welcomes Scholarship Recipients for 2022-2023 Academic Year

The American Chamber of Commerce in Thailand Foundation (ATF) welcomed its scholarship recipients for 2022-2023 academic year for a two-day orientation camp in Bangkok. Over two days the students attended several workshops and activities aimed at providing them with valuable training on key career and life skills to prepare them for their journey into the professional world. These included  CPR training, basic personal finance, tips for standing up to street harassment, and lessons for responsible drinking through DrinkiQ.

"Our ATF Scholarship program and associated camps are designed not only to support academic pursuits but also to equip students with the tools they need to navigate life," said Heidi Gallant, the Vice President of the ATF and Executive Director of the American Chamber of Commerce in Thailand (AMCHAM). "Our member companies take the initiative to raise critical funds for the program, they provide their resources to conduct essential personal and career development workshops with these students, and they generously sponsor gifts for the student goody bags."

Ratanawadee Bansit of Dale Carnegie organized the ice-breaker activity, while First Aid Training Bangkok conducted the CPR training workshop. Anuntapong Chuen-Im of Mula-X led the basic personal finance workshop, covering topics such as budgeting and saving. The standing up to street harassment workshop by Thanawadee Onginsea of Raks Thai Foundation equipped students with skills and knowledge to address street harassment and create a safer community. Lastly, the DrinkiQ workshop by Shutchada Chandrangsu and Khemika Ratanakul of Diageo, aimed to educate students on the risks of excessive alcohol consumption and how to stay safe if they choose to drink.

The workshops were well-received by the scholarship recipients, who found them to be informative and practical. "As someone from the countryside, coming here has given me the exposure and new opportunities, such as meeting and making new friends, exploring an urban city, and developing a deeper understanding of my peers" said Ratanaporn "Fern" Hanhow, a scholarship recipient from Ubon Ratchathani Rajbhat University. Kanjanarat Grishonwong from Kasetsart University added "In addition to being exposed to a new environment and making new friends, I am grateful to have met like-minded individuals who possess strong leadership skills and confidence."

The ATF is dedicated to supporting financially disadvantaged students who deserve academic and professional opportunities. By working together with member companies and conducting a range of workshops and activities, the ATF is providing its scholarship recipients with the tools they need to succeed and make a positive impact in their communities.

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