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Village

ThroughThe Village DevelopmentPartnership(VDP)VillageDevelopmentPartnership


Why CSR ?


Nor can theyafford to pay foralternative servicesoffered bythe business sector


This market failureleaves themmarginalizedandrequires a third partyto provide some basic needsand reduce inequalitiesand poverty.


Previously..this was mostlycarried out by NGOs(Foundations & Associations)But today..many companies have becomesignificant partnersin this endeavour throughtheir CSR commitments.


Examples of CSR activitiesto supplement basic needs• Care for the sick,elderly anddisabled• Materials andequipment• Hospital andschool buildings• Grant and donationsSustainable?• Playgrounds, librariesand sports•School lunches,blankets, clothes•Scholarships• Food and water


Will these activitiesbe sustainablewithout t your helpor will they fade away?


Examples ofSustainable CSR Activitiesto raiseincome and the quality of lifeof rural villagersthrough cooperationwiththe business community.


The poor are business peoplepwho seek to make a profitbut lackbusiness skillsandaccess to credit.Both can be supported byCSR activities of companies.


The only road out of povertyis throughbusinessand not welfare, but governmentendeavours tend to use thewelfare approach.


In the long run,the welfare approachdoes not work because:1) It does not foster new skills2) It does not empower the poor3) It creates greater dependencyon the handout….and is not sustainable


The New Approachto SustainablePoverty Eradication(Tackling the Root Cause of Poverty)as part of CSRAs implemented by companiesin partnership withPDA and villagers


This endeavor aims to turnthe poorintobarefoot entrepreneursSo that they can affordthe basic necessities i of life…through h the help ofbusiness people


The companyacts as a partnerto the villagein a six stepprocess


1.Villagers learn of the partnershipthroughCommunity Needs AssessmentListening to Villager’s Ideas


Village elects a Development Committeeto carry outCommunity Needs Assessment


2. Company staff visits villageCompany Task Force travels totargeted t village to learn more aboutvillage and foster relationships.


3. ‘Eye-Opener’ Field Trips forvillagers to generate new ideasVillagers travel to gather new ideas andobserve successful business activities.


4. Finalize Development PlanVillagers include new ideas from trip,prioritize activities, set time frame andidentify cooperating agencies.


New aspirationFuture Village Plan


5. Submit Activities Planto CompanyThe plan is submitted tothe company forconsideration i and funding


6. Implementation and MonitoringActivities are implementedby the villagers, with assistancefrom cooperating agenciesfrom cooperating agencies(including companies and PDA)


Five Key Inputs1. Community Empowerment(Establishments of people’s forum)2. Economic Empowerment(Income generation, business skills and loans)3. Environmental Protection4. Health Care & Elderly Support5. Youth, Education, Human Rights& Democracy


COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENTAn electedthe Village DevelopmentCommittee conductscommunity needsassessmentandestablish a villagedevelopment plan,to be supported and fundedby companies(and local governments)


The committee will manage:1. Village Development Bank2. Village Youth Governmentand Democracy Promotion3. Health, Elderly l Careand Environment Task Force4. Education and Human RightsTask Force


Companies provide fundsfor villagesthroughtree planting


Village size and partner-support :Village sizePopulationBudget(US$)•Small 300•Medium 60030,00000060,000•Large 1,000 100,000Investment t per capita US$ 100


Village Development Bank(Micro Credit Fund)Company contributes US$1.5 per tree plantedVillagers contribute labour25,000 treesplanted generatesUS$ 37,500 for the villagedevelopment bank.The Population and Community Development Association (PDA)Environmental protection to create capital formation


Village Development Bank in OperationFunds required ed for allactivities must come throughThe Population and Community Development Association (PDA)tree plantingLoans cost 12% p.a.


Businesses from Bank loansThe Population and Community Development Association (PDA)


Businesses from Bank loans


Businesses from Bank loans


Businesses from Bank loans


เลี้ยงหมูหลุม Bank loan for curry paste making


Food StallIce cream maker& vendor


Businesses from Bank loansMaking and Selling Thai Sweets


Businesses from Bank loansSimple Food Processing


Businesses from Bank loansArt Décor from Sea Shells


Businesses from Bank loansWater Bottling and Ice Business


Businesses from Bank loansCrab Meat Processing


Businesses from Bank loanFlowers made from dried fish scales


Businesses from Bank loanPicture Frames


Businesses from Bank loanCoffee and Condom Stall


Bank loan for HIV /AIDS peopleStone CarvingAccess to credit as a human right


Village photographerSnacks and fruit juice stall


ขายของที่ระลึกInter-generational loans for youth and theirgrandparents to raise income and establishpension funds.


Relocation of Manufacturing Facilitiesf h l hFrom feather to leather:chicken farm to shoe factory


• Migration slows down• Secondary schoolenrollment upWorkers own 40%equity in the companyHi h i fHigher income forrural communities


Working in the factory and staying in the village


Working in the factory and staying in the village


Factory Daycare


From low income cropto high h income trees


Selling trees to housing estates, highways, golfcourses and now exported to Taiwan,Singapore and Hong Kong30 fold increase in income…poverty eradicatedThe Population and Community Development Association (PDA)


Improvement in Production ProcessRiceAcademyRed Jasmine RiceRed JasmineRice Crispies


Village and canal cleanup to generatecooperation among community members


(Village Piped Water System)Water for HealthandWealth CreationCombining Social & Economic Development


Village Piped Water Supply SystemLabour supplied by villagers


Water for health…


..andwealth creationevery householdmust use the waterto raise income and payfor water and systemProduction andincome expandsover time…


Monthly water charges go intothe Village Development Bank,to provide capital for futurebusiness loans and health care


Considered aBest Practice ProjectbyThe World Bank


ScholarshipsCommunity service asrepayment in kind


Business Loans for EducationPrevious scholarship: US$20/ monthNew business scholarship: US$100 / month


Computer-Based Technology Learning Centersand Training of Village-Based Youth Trainersชําระคืนดวยการชวยเหลือสังคมในชุมชน


Barefoot IT TeachersUS t hUS 75 cents per hour12 hours per course


Village Youth Governmente 8 youth (aged 14 – 24) in each villageare elected to:Practice democracy,transparency,gender equality, andlocal public service


Village Youth GovernmentPrepares projectproposals p and seekfundsInitiate businessventures for youth &the elderlyCoordinate healtheducation campaigns


Revolutionary EducationalOpportunity for the Poor(Privatization of Education for the Poor)


Objective:To impart to rural childrenall the necessary skillsfor becominggood, honest, caring, happy,creative and resourcefulcitizens.


Six sided classroom - no front of the class


Alphabet & Democracy


Internet replaces text books


Outside-classroom learning


Cloth weaving and IT learning


Bio – Diesel Production


Cloth weaving Clothes - and makingIT learning


Identifying problems & solutions


Rice academy


Paying respect to elders


Police stationBankTempleLocal government office


If I had a million baht


Bangkok ExcursionSponsored by the Stock Exchange of Thailand


Parent’s camp


School’s Community Development CenterRadio Station


Internet cafeLibrarySchool shop


Next Step …This and other primary schoolswill also act asfocal point for communityempowerment and development.Teachers will be trained to behealth, democracy anddevelopment leaders.


President ofTambon*AdministrationOrganizationi(TAO)fully supportsthis endeavor* Sub district


Review ofLamplaimat Pattana School(LPMP)Buri Ram Province, Thailand.byThe Faculty of EducationUniversity of Tasmania,AustraliaJuly – October 2006


“This is an excellent school,which is achieving and exceedingits stated objectives. It comparesfavorably with internationalschools and benchmarks ofinternational best practicedrawn from theeffective schools literature”Faculty of Education, University of Tasmania, Australia


“There is no doubt thatthis is a world-classschool.”The Faculty of EducationUniversity of Tasmania,Australia


Thai Ministry of Education’sEvaluation 2007“Out of approximately32,000 primary schoolsevaluated, ated there was onlyone school with a slightlyhigher grade thanthe Lamplaimat School”


The New Secondary School in 2009


View of multi-purpose hall along canals


Your impactThe Partnership isa kindandsustainable investmentin humanity.


Today more than business people are involved inthe Village Development Partnership to endpovertyCompaniesShSchoolsVillageUniversitiesPDANewly wedsFamilies


...You’re never too youngto experience the joy ofdoing public good.Small rice millWater for agricultureVillages sponsorsPig Raising


Empower villagersto help themselves throughtheVillage DevelopmentPartnership(VDP)


PDA is happyto be yourcaddyfor thispartnership


Can thisproject beimplementedin otherAsian countries ?


mechai@pda.or.thwww.pda.or.th

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