Newey in Bangkok

Newey is the director of the Youth Venture program, based in Bangkok, Thailand. With the organization she is working to empower local youths, and offer them much needed support.

About the organization

Newey is the head of the Youth Venture program, an NGO based in Bangkok. The organization supports and encourages business ventures proposed and run by young people all across Thailand. The vision behind the program is that everyone in society can take initiative and address social needs, rather than looking to the elite few who lead today -- young people form the basis for this.

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Video: Stateless children
Video: Stateless children

Newey travels to the border between Thailand and Myanmar, where there are large numbers of homeless children who beg and collect garbage for money. It's unknown which country they belong to, so neither claims responsibility for them, but one project offers them somewhere to live and the opportunity for an education.

Video: Making sweet music
Video: Making sweet music

Newey travels to the north of Thailand where she meets up with one of the projects that Youth Venture supports, an organization called "Just Begin." The group encourages children to learn traditional Thai music and then puts on performances for an audience.

Blog: Nurturing 'Baby Lumpu'
Blog: Nurturing 'Baby Lumpu'

"Aim Oil and Toto work with children in Bangkok to grow Lumpus from seeds. They work with children not only to grow plants but also to grow the love of trees. Besides that, the children were given a diary to record the growth of their Lumpu and the growth of the children's thoughts."