Bangkok (NNT/VNA) - The Prime Minister of Thailand has presided over a launch ceremony for the ‘Youth Build the Nation’ campaign, where he asked younger people to help preserve national institutions and use their knowledge for national development.

Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha delivered his remarks to students at the ceremony, saying that the country is now going through transformations, involving the global economy and national security, while the government has already issued national strategy and reform policies to determine the direction in which the country going.

He said human resources is a key area that needs development to enhance both capabilities and ethics, which will require education reform, starting with learning in communities, while His Majesty the King has expressed his wish for students and teachers to have better knowledge of their local communities, in order to adapt their knowledge for community development.

The Youth Build the Nation campaign is comprised of three key activities. The first is a voluntary student campaign where 3rd and 4th year university students get to engage in local development projects for 4-5 months. The second is a graduate volunteer campaign where those who have graduated for no longer than 3-4 years can join local development projects to help promote social changes. The third is a youth startup fund, where participating youth in the volunteering graduates campaign can use this fund to develop local community enterprises. The fund will initially be available in Kalasin province, where many villagers are suffering from poverty./.