The School That Flies


In 2009, Mechai Viravaidya established the Mechai Pattana School in Thailand. The free school endeavours to nurture good and caring citizens regardless of their socio-economic background. More…

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Mechai Viravaidya hopes to lead a “happy revolution” in the Thai schooling system by introducing life-long learning centres in the form of free, private education. Students at his free schools improve their practical knowledge through a range of learning institutions, including the “Barefoot MBA” center, a school bank and rice and water academies. Mechai hopes that within 3 years, all Thai families with children in these schools will be out of poverty.