Applied Geography formerly Rural Training Center, Thailand

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The Rural Training Center-Thailand (RTC-TH) has been succeeded by Applied Geography for Sustainable Living (shortened to Applied Geography).  This is to more accurately reflect a widened scope beyond Thailand to the rest of the world.  This also more accurately reflect our key operations are no longer based in northern Thailand.  Please also note lesson archive site (RTC-TH-Tech) is re-named "Applied Geography 2.

The name change also reflects growing concerns to education (in general) and early childhood education in particular.  The core concepts of community-based education and the Geographic Systems Model are being adapted to the issues and challenges of education.  So in addition to our original efforts in sustainable agriculture for small rural family farms, Applied Geography for Sustainable Living addresses education for all community members.  Children are our future.  In many parts of the world, poverty imposes a terrible toll on the future of those children and nations.  And the toll  is often biggest when it comes to the education of young girls.  What nation can afford to ignore nearly half the brain power of its people?

Many small rural family farms around the world are in jeopardy. Social and economic aspirations move them away from subsistence to commercial agriculture. Under capitalization and poor education all work against them as they struggle to make ends meet. Many leave the farm in search of jobs in the cities. With little or no education, they are relegated to low paying jobs, become easy prey for ...


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