OpenmindProjects (OMP) is a Thai foundation, non-profit, NGO (registration no 2/2556).
Here are some key information on OMP:
Founded in 2001 in Isan (poor northeast region of Thailand).
Operates in Thailand as well as other countries in SEA
Aims to empower the poverty stricken by teaching English and IT skills
Focuses on hands-on learning activities in order to prepare them for a future out of poverty. Inspired by modern pedagogics and practices
We envision a future of equal opportunities in which young people, no matter their backgrounds, have hope, inspiration and confidence to realise their dreams.
Our mission is to create lifelong learnings in rural Southeast Asia. We strive to create an active-learning space where young and disadvantaged people suffering from the digital and educational gap can believe in their abilities, trust in their strengths, and hope for a brighter future.
Help as many youth and disadvantaged people as possible
Over the past 22 years, we have:
Run more than 200 active learning camps in Thailand, Laos, and the Thai-Myanmar border, inspiring over 6,000 campers (beneficiaries) to become lifelong learners.
Run 24 teacher training workshops in rural communities for over 250 teachers.
We trained over 500 women in rural Thailand and Laos on how to use smartphones and the internet for learning.
Run 350 cross-cultural and volunteer workshops for over 2,500 volunteers.
Recruited more than 2,500 international volunteers to work on our projects.
Helped 32,000 rural students receive equal educational opportunities through cooperation with partner NGOs in Thailand, Laos, Myanmar, Cambodia, and Nepal.
Provided scholarships and trained over 600 youths who have successfully became lifelong learners and trainers.