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Inspiring Luncheon with Mechai Viravaidya: Revolutionizing Rural Development

Skål International - logoIn a landmark event, Skal International Bangkok is set to host an extraordinary Luncheon Talk featuring Mechai Viravaidya, a former politician and renowned activist famously known as “Mr. Condom.” This prestigious, themed “Pride & Joy” will occur at the luxurious Chatrium Residence Sathon on Narathivas Road 24.

An Iconic Speaker and His Transformative Vision

Mechai Viravaidya, the visionary founder of the Mechai Viravaidya Foundation, is celebrated for his groundbreaking work in family planning, HIV/AIDS awareness, and rural development. Since the 1970s, he has been instrumental in driving down Thailand’s population growth rate and significantly reducing new HIV infections. His innovative approaches and dedication have made a lasting impact on public health and community development.

Event Highlights: A Blend of Networking, Learning, and Celebration

The Skal Bangkok Luncheon Talk promises to be a captivating and enriching experience. Attendees will gather at 11:30 AM on 11 June for networking cocktails, creating an opportunity to connect with professionals from various industries. This will be followed by a sumptuous three-course Western set lunch from 12:00 PM to 2:30 PM, featuring fine wine, beer, coffee, tea, and soft drinks.

The highlight of the luncheon will be Mechai Viravaidya’s inspirational talk on “School as a Platform for Emerging Food and Income Security in Rural Villages.” Drawing from his extensive experience, Mechai will share insights on how schools can serve as hubs for sustainable development, enhancing food and income security in rural communities. His visionary approach has transformed numerous villages, establishing him as a pioneer in sustainable development.

A Celebration of Giving: Supporting Worthy Causes

In line with the theme of “Pride & Joy,” Skal International Bangkok will present cash donations to three deserving foundations. This generosity underscores the organization’s commitment to positively impacting and fostering a spirit of giving.

Ticket Information: Join Us for an Unforgettable Experience

Tickets for this exceptional event are priced at Baht 1,050 for members and Baht 1,750 for non-members. The cost includes the three-course lunch and all beverages. The event is open to the public, and everyone is welcome to join in this enlightening and celebratory experience.

To secure your spot, visit Skal Bangkok Events. For more information or reservations, email events@skalbangkok.com. For membership inquiries, contact memberships@skalbangkok.com.

About Mechai Viravaidya: A Legacy of Innovation and Impact

Mechai Viravaidya’s journey began in 1974 with the establishment of the Population and Community Development Association (PDA), which aimed to address Thailand’s rapid population growth. Using humour and unconventional methods, he made contraceptives widely accessible, achieving a dramatic reduction in the growth rate. His efforts in combating the HIV/AIDS epidemic were equally successful, resulting in a 90% decline in new infections within 12 years.

Beyond public health, Mechai has been a trailblazer in social entrepreneurship. He founded Thailand’s first social enterprise in 1975, which has expanded to include 18 ventures, including the famous Cabbages & Condoms Restaurants and Resorts. His initiatives, such as the Village Development Partnership, empower communities through sustainable projects. The Bamboo School, founded in 2008, epitomizes his commitment to lifelong learning and socioeconomic progress.

Mechai’s remarkable contributions have earned him numerous accolades, including the United Nations Population Award and the Bill and Melinda Gates Award for Global Health. His work inspires and transforms lives, making him a beacon of hope and innovation.

Join Us and Be Inspired

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to participate in a significant conversation, enjoy exquisite cuisine, and celebrate the spirit of giving with Skal International Bangkok. We look forward to welcoming you to this unforgettable event.

For more details and to reserve your place, visit Skal Bangkok Events. Be a part of this transformative experience and gain valuable insights from one of the world’s most influential figures in sustainable development.

 

 

 

Written by: Supaporn Pholrach

 

 

 

 

 

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