Our Past Activities

Past Activities1. Kla Leuak Kla Rap Pit Chop (2008)

YouthNet is implementing a national wide youth leadership project that will focus on the building up of youth leaders in 20 provinces. The youth leaders would then have connection with each other, with opportunities for collaboration on a national scale. TYAP is responsible for the implementation of the project in the Chiang Mai province.

2. Teen Mix Radio website (2007-2008)

Developed the production of community radio for the youth, by the youth in the form of creating a radio web site, www.teenmixradio.co.cc. The radio site development was put forth with the collaboration of youth groups in Wieng Hang, Sangkampang, MAP, and youths whom have successfully completed the radio training sessions from June 2008.

3. NDR Gang Group (2007 – 2008)

Together with the NDR NGO in Chiang Mai, TYAP conducted an outreach project with some of Chiang Mai’s youth gangs. TYAP help foster a youth leader in the gang group, who would lead learning of HIV/Aids prevention and other youth issues.

4. OOp Condom Project (2006-2008)

The TYAP Foundation continues to act as a distribution center for OOP! Brand condoms, a brand produced by the YouthNet network, within Chiang Mai and other surrounding areas in the north of Thailand. Distribution is conducted through developmental organizations, youth groups and youth volunteers of TYAP. Covering a total of 12 provinces, including Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Lampang, Bangkok city area, Yala, Surattani, Chonburi (Pattaya area), Kon Kaen, Nakonratsima, Ubonrachatani, Surin, and Udonthani, the oop! Comdom project distributes condoms with the oop! logo for sale in local pharmacies, general stores, night entertainment establishments, etc.

5. The Thin Red Line (2005-2008)

TYAP together with youth volunteers broadcasts on the Chiang Mai cable TV channel (WeTV) a 50 minute program named the “Thin Red Line”. The show reports about current youth related activities as well as disclosing problems in the society, portraying the lives of marginalized youth, and reporting on the positive work peer educators have done in their communities. The show is aired every Monday from 11-12am, Friday from 2-3pm, and Saturday 7-8pm.

6. F.I.R.E Group (Freedom, Identity, Responsibility, Equality) (2001 – 2005)

FIRE was an outreach project for lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender (l/g/b/t) youth in Northern Thailand. The program promoted knowledge and understanding of HIV/AIDS, risk behavior and prevention, while taking into account the specific needs and concerns of the l/g/b/t community. The program provided a safe and supportive environment for youth to explore human rights and self-esteem, and an opportunity to organize against homophobia.

7. Peer Education Research Project (2003 – 2004 )

TYAP was selected to participate in UNICEF’s “Right To Know Initiative”. Student leaders were identified and trained to be peer educators in their schools. Apart from providing HIV/AIDS prevention training, TYAP staff and trained peer educators also collected data on the most effective forms of peer education, utilizing youth lead participatory research. The peer leaders worked within their own social groups to gather information on the most effective methods of information distribution.

8. M-Plus Project (2003 – 2004)

The M-Plus Project was implemented by MPLUS and the Thai Health Promotion Foundation to promote male reproductive health. TYAP supported this project by conducting peer outreach programs in the Chiang Mai area together with “We Are Your Friend (WY)”. These programs were targeted at youth from gay communities as well as youth involved in gang activities and in prisons.

Drug Related Harm Reduction Project9. Drug Related Harm Reduction Project (2001 – 2004 )

The Harm Reduction Project was a school based outreach program that focused on drug prevention and drug related issues. The project aimed to enhance knowledge and understanding, as well as awareness of drug use in relation to HIV/AIDS and other related harm, through peer-led activities in schools and communities. As with TYAP’s Peer Leadership Training, volunteer students (sometimes drug user themselves) were trained in leadership skills, drug related harm reduction and HIV/AIDS prevention to become peer educators in their own schools and communities. TYAP provided ongoing support for the peer educators during their workshops as well as encouraging teachers to help organize further activities.

10. Northern Child and Youth Network (2002 – 2003)

TYAP was an integral part in the creation of the Northern Child Youth Network. TYAP supplied expertise and other resources in the formation of this coalition of 200 youth groups and 22 NGOs from the Northern Thailand provinces of Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Lumphun, Lampang, Phayao, Mae Hong Son, Nan, Phrae and Uttardit. The purpose of the network was to foster collaboration between NGOs, youth groups and government bodies, with the goal of promoting public awareness on youth issues.

11. Alternative Choices for Women Project (2001 – 2002)

The Alternative Choices for Women Project supports women questioning the roles, pressures and expectations assigned to women by society. Providing self-esteem and stress management training, the project also brings support to their families and fosters discussion groups for the families and youth about gender and sexuality. Relationship and communication skills are improved and HIV/AIDS education is introduced. The participants in the project will eventually develop a program for further peer education and will select a new group of volunteers to teach younger generations about Alternative Choices for Women.

12. Communication Program (2001 – 2002)

Because social change and activism require effective communication, this program helps students to identify problems they’d like to address while developing their public speaking skills, writing talents, and confidence to press for change. Participants learn about social change and leadership as they are taught to facilitate and teach in discussion settings.
The communication project from 2002 was incorporated into the Youth Media Project

13. Youth Friendly Project (2000 – 2001)

TYAP’s Youth-Friendly Project provided support for youth in three ways. The Resource Center offered information on youth groups, NGOs who work with youth, funding organizations, and services for camping retreats. The Support Youth Group trained young people of all interests, including lesbian and HIV positive support groups, to form their own support groups for building self-esteem and AIDS prevention. The Youth Advocacy Network created links with youth groups to help them support each other, as well as with NGOs, to address policy issues affecting young people.The programs initiated by these projects continue as a part of the Northern Child and Youth Network activities.

14. Teacher Support Network (2000 – 2001)

Recognizing that the teacher is an important link in helping young people address the AIDS crisis, TYAP has brought teachers together to analyze the problems that cause young people to engage in high risk behavior, and trained them on topics of adolescent violence, drug abuse and AIDS prevention.

15. Camp Sanook! Sanook! (1996 – 1999)

Camp Sanook! Sanook! was a week-long camp for 30 children, aged 4-11, from HIV positive and negative families, that served to provide children with an opportunity to enjoy themselves, build peer support networks, reduce community discrimination against children affected by HIV, and increase child rights awareness among themselves, parents and teachers. Children came together to play, exercise, do arts and crafts activities, discuss child rights and go on field trips. Pilot camps were held in 1996 with the participation of people living with HIV/AIDS in San Patong and Doi Saket. In 1998, Camp Sanook! Sanook! hosted children from a slum community in the city of Chiang Mai. In 1999, it was held in the Child Care Center in San Khamphaeng District.