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Annual Report 2019

Welcome everyone

into the learning space

Saturday School Foundation

มาเริ่มต้นดูโปรเจคต่างๆ ในปี 2019 ของ Saturday School กันเลย

Saturday School Main Season 7

Subjects taught at Saturday School cannot be found in a regular school curriculum but aims to teach life skills that can be adapted to improve the students’ daily lives such as dancing, singing, cooking and boxing. In Saturday School Season 7, we focused on choosing a many subjects that would utilize different skills which are new, unique and would suit the 21st century lifestyle. In order to serve the students diverse interests, we surveyed the students involved in the program by working with teacher volunteers from the school. Apart from this, we also allowed both volunteer teachers from the school and Saturday School volunteers from previous seasons to contribute their ideas for more subjects and new lesson plans. We wanted to create a new path for learning in order to form for new experiences.

ผลลัพธ์ของโครงการ

Saturday School has successfully become an inspiration for all students and volunteer teachers involved in the program. An indicator of our success is the number of people involved has significantly increased with over 30 times the amount of children and 10 times the amount of volunteers teachers when comparing Season 1 to Season 7 over our 4 year time span. It costs 6.15.575 baht for 10 classes which are 3 hours each session (calculated from our total cost of 369,345 baht divided by 600 students). Each class is taught by teachers who are experts in their subjects. The event could not happen without the hard work of all the volunteers involved. The teamwork involved in organizing each class sparked the perspective that “the foundation of education should be built upon teamwork and being an active citizen.” In conclusion, “Our Gives are Our Gains” or the giving that happened in Saturday School Season 7 can be summarized into 3 main accomplishments. 

  1. Empowered People: the encouragement of creativity within every student in the program.
  2. Expanded Education Community: increasing the amount of schools that participate in Saturday School.
  3. Energized Public: becoming more aware of the community around us.

Saturday School Main Season 8+

Saturday School Season 8+ is the first time combining the Beyond Class and communication class. The program aimed to inspire students, push them to dare to dream, become eager to learn, make it count and become active citizens. The method of teaching that completes SDGs 4,10,11 and 17 objectives which are quality education, reducing inequalities, sustainable cities and communities and partnership for the goal through teaching process from the interest

ผลลัพธ์ของโครงการ

After interviewing 30 volunteers, we organized the teacher volunteers into groups. Here are what the volunteers talked about: understanding and empathy, opportunity to work with others, communication, emotional regulation, self-esteem, self-confidence, time management. Other impact ex. Conciliation skills, more interesting in volunteer, believe in your own potential and other topic to hard to group ex. be delighted to do something for society

The students who completed the program earned a higher Grit Score than students who didn’t finish. Similarly, the children’s Growth Mindset Score increased slightly overall and significantly increased in dance, singing and English. This was through celebrating ways of thinking, perseverance and effort rather than smartness or intelligence. We also awarded the students based on the same values and emphasized that our brains are constantly developing. The more difficult the task, the more we can improve.

Saturday School Main Season 8.5

Saturday School Season 8.5 began experimenting with different activities such as comic book reading. In Saturday School Season 8+, we explored the concept that “you can learn from anything” so we gave an opportunity for the volunteers to design their own subject and curriculum through Hackathon. By teaming up with teaching professionals, volunteers are able to share their creative ideas while getting professional help with logistics. The goal was to create an environment where Saturday School students are able to learn from their school and community. We emphasized the development of life skills and 21st century skills through activity-based learning and active learning.

ผลลัพธ์ของโครงการ

The imagination village is the foundation of each school to share what they have learned with you. Each school has experienced a variety of activities such as Student Support for the Future, Harry Potter, Thonburi the Village of the Past, Thonburi: the Travel Destination, Anyone Can Become a Youtuber, Becoming a Youtuber, Education is a Journey, Makkasan’s Love Story, Kare: the Super Cool Star and Art: My Ambulance. We have seen your very special performances such as Talk Show – choose.in.th, Harp Kingdom Show, Riti Dance Cover, A Song from this Girl’s Heart – Sin Sin, Cover Dance – Team all killed, Chatri Drama, Radapiniharn Dance and Acoustic & Beatbox. There have been so many interesting and fun events hosted by you from making wands, sharing stories from the online world and a location guessing game. We have eaten tasty food from ดวงแขแซ่บอีหลี, ผู้ชายขายน้ำ, Rainbow cafe and Bing bang Bump’s bakery. Lastly, we summarized our favorite memories from the event. 

Saturday School Nakhon

The Saturday school organization were becoming to be the part of education development at Nakhon Si Thammarat province, the reflection was very impressive this organization is becoming the protection for all of the students to be their comfort zones.To be the equality palace for the primary school students who are interested in finding new knowledge outside the classroom. This “HOME BOOK”(บ้านหนังสือ) project was supported by the Dentist teacher who did build the new library for students. The students from Boy’s Workhouse and from nearly the community are the first group who came to have an experience with the volunteer teacher in this project.

“เมื่อไรจะมีอีก” และ “อยากมาเรียนอีก”

กลายเป็นคำพูดจากปากน้อง ๆ ที่เข้าร่วมโครงการ ที่เฝ้ารอการเปิดขึ้นใหม่ของโรงเรียนวันเสาร์ ณ จังหวัดนครศรีธรรมราช

Season 1 :
6 มิถุนายน 2562 – 14 กันยายน 2562
Curriculum
การค้นหาธรรมชาติรอบตัว, หัตถกรรมบายสี, การวาดรูป, ศึกษาพิพิธภัณฑ์

สถานสงเคราะห์เด็กชายบ้านศรีธรรมราช เป็นพื้นที่แห่งความอบอุ่นใจของน้อง ๆ 25 คน และเหล่าครูอาสา ในการทำกิจกรรมร่วมกันส่งท้าย การมอบของที่ระลึก และเกียรติบัตรที่เป็นหลักฐานความตั้งใจของน้อง ๆ และความกล้าที่เพิ่มเติมมากขึ้นอย่างเห็นได้ชัด ความกล้าที่จะพูด ความกล้าที่จะแสดงออกตามความคิดเห็นของตัวเอง และความกล้าที่จะแสดงออกตามต้องการ โรงเรียนวันเสาร์ทำให้น้อง ๆ ได้ออกมาเรียนรู้โลกที่กว้างขึ้น สังคมที่ใหญ่และใหม่กว่าเดิม สังคมที่กลายเป็นสังคมปลอดภัยสำหรับน้อง ๆ และเป็นพื้นที่ที่พร้อมเปิดให้ทุกคนเข้ามาเรียนรู้และเติบโตขึ้น

Season 2 :
18 มกราคม 2563 – 28 มีนาคม 2563 
Curriculum
งานใบตองศิลปะ, ภาษาอังกฤษ, บูรณาวิทยาศาสตร์คณิตศาสตร์กับชีวิต, ประวัติศาสตร์เมืองนคร, การพูด การเขียน, วัฒนธรรมท้องถิ่น, การทำขนม

สนุกกว่าไปโรงเรียนอีก” เป็นถ้อยคำซื่อ ๆ จากน้อง 40 คนที่มาใช้เวลากับโรงเรียนวันเสาร์ ความกระตือรือร้นเห็นได้จากการมาบ้านสายอักษรตั้งแต่เช้าตรู่เพื่อเข้าสนามการเรียนรู้ในเวลา 9 โมงเช้าในวันเสาร์ ความสนุกสนานในการได้เรียนรู้เป็นสิ่งสำคัญที่ทำให้น้อง ๆ ชวนเพื่อน ๆ เข้ามาร่วมโครงการ ทำให้ยอดน้อง ๆ ในโรงเรียนวันเสาร์เพิ่มขึ้นและแตกต่างกันออกไปในแต่ละสัปดาห์บรรยาการที่อบอวลไปด้วยรอยยิ้มและเสียงหัวเราะ ไม่ว่าจากคุณครูอาสาหรือน้อง ๆ ที่ต่างได้ใช้เวลาวันหยุดมาทำกิจกรรมร่วมกันตลอดมา มีการแจกของที่ระลึกและจัดงานฉลองเล็ก ๆ เป็นการส่งท้าย ณ บ้านหนังสือสายอักษร สถานที่อันเต็มเปี่ยมด้วยความทรงจำที่มีร่วมกันของทุกคน

Saturday School Student Support Season 1

We want to promote and support children who have the determination to continuously better themselves and achieve their goals. In order to overcome the challenges of economic and social restrictions, we developed a mentor system where volunteers will be able to help students plan and give advice about life skills that could potentially be useful in the future. This includes giving the students homework that is aimed at personal development and checking in with the students to ensure long term success. By establishing confidence within the children, they will have a growth mindset and persevere towards their goal. Their potential will be endless!  By surveying interests, pairing students with mentors and creating an Individual Action Development Plan, we tested this plan with the students within the foundation. We follow-up with the students to develop an individualized plan whether that is through further education or other ways of reaching the child’s goals. 

In order to support students and continuously monitor their success, we created Saturday School Student Support. We wanted to be able to see the children achieve their dreams, develop themselves and choose their own path in life whether their dreams are big or small. After understanding more about themselves and others through activities and conversation with their peers and teacher volunteers, we hope the children will be more confident in their abilities and not be afraid to explore more of the world. They will be able to exchange stories with everyone in the organization. The volunteers will also act as mentors, suggesting different activities for the students to become closer to achieving their goals and investigate areas of their interest in detail. Throughout the time, they will have a “buddy” or an adult volunteer to help give advice and/or answer questions along the way. 

Season 1

July 29, 2019 – September 22, 2019

Saturday School Student Support
Season 2

The “Dream of the Future” project has helped the children get closer to achieving their goals by allowing them to travel outside school and opening their perspective of the world. For example, the children visited the Science Museum, the set of a television drama and the shooting of an advertisement by Garena Thailand (entertainment field). They also attended a workshop which explained 3 topics: the design thinking process, effective ways of communication and lastly the life skills essential for the 21st century. After, they were able to design their own organization that suited their interests and knowledge but would also challenge themselves at the same time.

Season 2

November 23, 2019 – February 8, 2020

Saturday School Universal

Saturday School Universal is an extension of the main Saturday School program. We wanted to expand our learning opportunities to high school students. This extension is geared towards students that attend schools that are not yet part of Saturday School so they have a space to continue improving their skills and work towards accomplishing their goals without needing to worry about societal or economic restrictions. We emphasized providing inclusive activities, the expression of opinions and the sharing of experiences with others in the classroom. We hope they were inspired by each other’s stories and motivate them to change the world.

Saturday School International

Saturday School International is an educational non-profit project under Saturday School Foundation in Bangkok, Thailand. It was founded in 2018 by a group of international volunteer educators all across Thailand. Saturday School International aims to develop and unleash children’s true potential and create sustainable community development through English and other languages. For over two years, Saturday School International has partnered with local schools, communities, public and private sectors and government agencies. In order to create a greater impact on Thai education, Saturday School International  is now reaching beyond Thailand to provide an opportunity for international volunteers to apply for and participate in this movement of change, as we launch a new initiative,  

ผลลัพธ์ของโครงการ

ท้ายที่สุดแล้วหลังจากจบประชุมทางผู้เข้าร่วมทุกคนให้ความสำคัญถึงเรื่องปัญาของสิ่งเเวดล้อมที่ควรค่าต่อการรักษาและบูรณะกลับมาให้กลับมา โดยในการปะชุมครั้งนี้ประกอบไปด้วย 5 อุดมคติหลัก ได้แก่ ทำสิ่งที่มองไม่เห็น ให้มองเห็นได้ เกิดขึ้นได้ง่าย แต่ไม่เรียบง่าย เข้มแข็งไปด้วยกัน การสนทนาเพื่อตั้งเป้าหมายพัฒนาที่ยั่งยืน และปลดล็อคทุกศักยภาพ

IAVE

The 16th IAVE Regional Volunteer Conference and Youth Conference 2019 Bangkok, Thailand From November 11-15, 2019, civil society, government sectors, corporations, NGOs and academia will explore the conference theme, Unlocking the Power of Volunteering. During the 5-day conference, participants will converge to explore ways to create an enabling environment for volunteering, to better recognize the value of volunteers, and to improve accessibility of volunteering opportunities. The conference will include 5 subthemes: Making the invisible visible, Simple but not simpler, Stronger together, Flipping SDGs conversations, and Unlocking the lock

ณ วัดปากบ่อ

Volunteers will be conducting classes for underprivileged children across Bangkok. You will be supervised by Saturday School core team members to ensure that participants acquire adequate training and sufficient information in contributing to a classroom for students. The program will create learning opportunities for both volunteers and students, allowing for dynamic relational opportunities, culture and knowledge exchange, as well as increasing foreign language competency and self-confidence in the children, as they are afforded opportunities to hear and speak foreign languages. We elaborated on SSI’s mission and discussed each individual’s expectations. Our project leaders explained Thailand’s educational structure and helped clarify anyone’s questions and/or misconceptions about the system. Considering the team’s diverse educational backgrounds, we were able to share anecdotes of our own experience of learning in Thailand.

AIESEC

Saturday School x AIESEC

Volunteers will be conducting classes for underprivileged children across Bangkok. You will be supervised by Saturday School core team members to ensure that participants acquire adequate training and sufficient information in contributing to a classroom for students. The program will create learning opportunities for both volunteers and students, allowing for dynamic relational opportunities, culture and knowledge exchange, as well as increasing foreign language competency and self-confidence in the children, as they are afforded opportunities to hear and speak foreign languages. We elaborated on SSI’s mission and discussed each individual’s expectations. Our project leaders explained Thailand’s educational structure and helped clarify anyone’s questions and/or misconceptions about the system. Considering the team’s diverse educational backgrounds, we were able to share anecdotes of our own experience of learning in Thailand.

ณ บ้านสามหลัง

Saturday School x Bamboo Builder

The opportunity to work with a partner organization from Singapore. It is a gathering of university students for social activities. Usually, they have activities in various countries. By this time choosing Thailand, Ban Sam Lang School Kanchanaburi Is a small school with students from elementary school to high school. The school is interested in allowing us to teach the children. Because the school doesn’t have foreign teachers. This is time is a good opportunity for you to communicate with foreigners who are native speakers. Ban Sam Lang School has a total of about 100 students. There are 70 students who are interested in the activity (at first it was probably only about 20 people. The highlight of this activity is the English dramatization, where we have given the story to children from Saturday and each group of children to help share the characters. And rehearsed for a show on Sunday. But the story is quite easy to understand and the help of volunteers made the show go well. You are very happy with the activity and reach the goal that you are not afraid of foreigners and dare to communicate in English.

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Saturday Film

MIDL Youth Camp 1

“Bangkok in your eyes”

Aimed to open up the students’ perspective towards the world. We wanted to allow students interested in the media to learn under the subject “Bangkok in Your Eyes: Seeing a New City Through Media Creation.” The new generation of students between the ages of 15-22 who are interested in public issues and have a talent for creating media were invited to join workshops centered around MIDL (Media, Information and Digital Literacy). They were hosted by experts in the field who were able to show the behind the scenes of the media industry, including a visit to the Urban Design and Development Center on 9 – 11 November 2018 at Siam Innovation District.

MIDL Youth Camp 2

“Bangkok What’s up?”

An open camp for young social media creators under the topic of “Bangkok What’s up!: Creating New Media for Prosperous Thailand.” The program created for youth between the ages of 15 and 20 with talent in making videos or graphics, desire to be a part of driving change and interest in Media Information Digital Literacy.. The students wanted to be a part of the community through media such as being a Youtuber,videographer or data visualization designer. The program was filled with opportunities to have hand-on experience in media creation, explore the community, set up a space for dialogue, walk around the city and watch movies with the top line movie critics.

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Sapling School

Sapling school is a space that gives children the opportunity to have fun while learning at the same time. They are able to do activities outside the classroom that increase their skills and help them develop a growth mindset. It pushes students to understand themselves: dare to learn, dare to try, dare to accept and dare to dream. This is a unique style of teaching that is unlike the traditional style in the classroom.

Open House

Open house was a day full of learning in a new and unique way. From understanding the mechanism of a board game and trying it out to having the opportunity to create one themselves, the event was an opportunity to practice communication, critical thinking and problem solving. Students also worked on creating content like a Youtuber which only required a smartphone. Lastly, they learned about basic photography skills so they can gain new perspectives and awaken their artistic instincts. Open house took place on 30 November 2019 at the 3rd floor of Siam Innovation District (Siam Square One).

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Saturn V

Project with other organizations

Sticker line ใครๆก็ทำได้ “สร้างรายได้ไม่รู้จบ”

To help develop the design skills of Thai children and create a way to raise money for children in poor families, Saturday School partnered with the Fund for Educational Equity in order to build a classroom where students can learn how to create stickers for Line (a mobile application). The activity also encouraged students to learn more about themselves and utilize their strengths.

Generation Unlimited : เยาวชนกล้าคิด สะกิดสังคม

The creation of a space for young people to come up with creative solutions to current problems. The participants also consulted locals in order to see the problems from their perspective. In general, many people hope that the younger generation will be able to receive good education so we can be prepared for 2030 because the knowledge that humans have used to bring us to the present may not be enough for the future.

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Startup Game การเป็นผู้ประกอบการรุ่นใหม่

The beginning to inspire dreams of being a business entrepreneur for students at Ritthinarongron School through creative activities to find their true ability. Whether it is aptitude, ability and the desire to create innovation and fresh business paths. The board game on Saturday school was invented and developed by The Startup Game, which invites you to express your views and share your attitudes about entrepreneurship and modern business according to the role played in the game. The shape of the concepts that you created yourself as your imagination became the obvious result of the activity.

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The Legend of Little Pirates

This pirate adventure program is for students in grade 1 – 6. They will complete many different exciting challenges including map navigation, pirate lighthouse, treasure hunting, pirate innovation and conclude with the pirate festival.

21st CENTURY SKILL

Skills in the 21st century have become important for students at Chan Chan Wittaya School to learn. Through various skills bases as Trok Chan news agency base for critical thinking skills, Technology Development Center base for creative skills, Evidence base base for curiosity skills, Investigation base for communication skills and the last one Threat Prevention base for collaboration skills. Finding the true identity under the same school uniform that all the younger people wear. Instead, they hide their interests and abilities to grow into an incredibly different profession.

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Young Safe Internet Leader Camp version 1.0

The risk of using the internet is something that junior high school students from all over the country can easily find, whether it is fake news. Online bullying And hate speech Through an open view from leading digital media companies such as Garena, Line Webtoon and Dek-D. Learning visualization and storytelling skills to present your creativity to the audience to be a leader of responsible internet citizens who are open and ready to learn new information technology and can benefit from the use of media.

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The Coding Initiation ตอน ฮาวทูโค้ด

Almost all the technology in this world is built from coding and excellent ideas. That is why Saturday School partnered with the top programmers in order to host a workshop teaching the foundations of coding on 7 December 2019 at Siam Innovation District.

Changemaker Creator Incubation Camp

The ChangeMaker Creator group began as representatives of thai youth who travelled together to attend the South East Asia youth leadership program (SEAYLP2019) in Illinois, United States. After the program finished, we felt motivated to create something for our country so we wanted to host a youth camp in Koh Samui. This idea eventually became the Changemaker Creator Incubation Camp. We let the students identify problems in society and start a pilot project so they can become active members in changing the community alongside local adults. Through hands-on learning and 5-base learning, the students were able to create projects that effectively helped the community.

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Coding (Scratch) the Adventure : Computer Camp 2019

The camp used the program Scratch with students in grade 9 in the computer classroom at Satriwitthaya 2 School under the patronage of Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn. The camp lasted 2 days on 23-24 September 2020. Through self-discovery and finding motivation in existing interests, students are able to increase self-confidence and familiarize themselves with Scratch Programming. Scratch will help them practice listening to differing opinions and develop more confidence when presenting.

WORKSHOP

Workshops and other activities with other organizations

TEP FORUM 2019

New Education Landscape : Pathway to build new competencies for all Thai children. Saturday School was a part of organizing an event for people in the field of education.

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Workshop ครูเอทีฟ

Partnering with Inskru, we co-hosted a workshop named “Maximize the Kids’ Potential” with teacher Atif. What should we do to help children get closer to their dreams? How do we help them develop their grit and growth mindset? The workshop took place on 15 October 2019 at Nanmeebook company.

EDUCA 2019

The 12th Education Fair for Teacher Development with over 170 topics, both for international conferences and in-person workshops. The fair was filled with activities for all 3 days from 16 – 18 October 2019 at Impact Forum, IMPACT Muang Thong Thani.

Transformative Facilitator the Series #101

Facilitators are not just the oldest members of the group, the people who ask the questions nor the leaders guiding us to the end goal. It is much more than that so it is important for facilitators to understand how to choose questions, present questions, understand the balance of listening and using the right language.

Good Society Expo 2019 รวมหนึ่งแรงเป็นล้านพลัง

We created this booth under the theme of “opportunity / support / future” with the goal of encouraging people to see that there is always an opportunity to be “an active citizen that participates for the greater good.” Everyone can improve society in a way that suits their talents and interests. The booth was held on 10 – 13 October 2019 at Central World.

Edupreneur

An activity for learning between BASE Playhouse, Inskru, Influencer, Why I Why, BlackBox, Deschooling Game, a-chieve, CareerVisa, Teach for Thailand, Social Enterprise Thailand, Ready Set Grow, EdVISORY, WE Space and many more educational organizations.

YSEALI Summit 2019

Shared the stories and experiences of the volunteers that have helped improve educational equality and develop every students’ potential through subjects outside the classroom during the YSEALI Summit 2019 on 30 September – 1 October 2019 in Phuket.

Thailand where all children are dare to follow their dreams
and come back to change their own communities.

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