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School, but not as you know it

Mechai Viravaidya's unconventional boarding school in Buri Ram is drawing interest from across Thailand for its unique approach to student development

Agriculture is a skill embedded in all students at Mechai Bamboo School. Melalin Mahavongtrakul

'School is a diamond," uttered Mechai Viravaidya. "But all we have ever done is use it as a glass."

A school, in his view, is a vessel that moulds students into a uniform shape instead of building something more out of it.

Video by Melalin Mahavongtrakul

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