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
- 20 Mar 2017 at 04:30
- WRITER: MELALIN MAHAVONGTRAKUL
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